It's impossible not to take some things for granted.
I probably won't listen if you do.
I wish I valued myself more.
The Mirage of Achievements Past, Present, and Future Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash Do you a picture in your head of who you’re “supposed to be”? The ideal you, a glossy stock photograph that’s boxed into a frame of “self”? I spent all my life with a perfect idea, unobtained. It was a dream, … Continue reading Permutations of Self
Advice from the Patchwork Girl Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash I’ve always had this feeling that my life was abnormal or “broken”. I don’t quite know why. What is so “weird” about me, at the end of the day? But I’ve always been convinced that something is. Some indefinable quality that makes me an … Continue reading Does Anyone Else Feel “Broken”?
I’ve got a specific set of skills. Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash Sometimes it feels like I’ve spent my adulthood learning how to be eternally frustrated. It pops up randomly, in little things. The dirty kitchen, an interaction with the office mooch. Not finding anything I want to wear in my closet. None of these … Continue reading Angry Intentions
What are you hiding for? Go on, tell me yours. I’ve told so many lies in my life. I find it less and less useful, the older I get, but that doesn’t mean I’m above it. Lying’s a tool, as is the truth. Feel superior to me all you want, but the way I see it, … Continue reading The Lie I’ve Spent My Whole Life Telling
Photo by Sara Rolin on Unsplash I’m having one of those days where I’m deeply unhappy. Do you ever have one of those days? I ask that fairly rhetorically, because how could you not? Seems terribly human, unhappiness. We’re capable of such greatness, and something must motivate us for that part. We can spend so much time and … Continue reading Me, The Grouch
Confidence is the new 30. Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash Earlier this week someone called me a smart, capable, self-possessed young woman. I found this to be a strange experience. To quote the (amazing) comedian John Mulaney: “I know all that! How do you know all that?”John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City It’s taken me twenty-five years … Continue reading A Quarter Life Crisis
Picture courtesy of free photo library PX Here Do you believe everyone has a purpose? No, I don’t mean a destiny, a soulmate, or a will to live. I mean a purpose. Do you believe everyone has work they’re supposed to do? Something of value to pursue before their time here is done? In 2018 … Continue reading Not All Resolutions Come in January