There are lots of things to love about being introverted. You gain an appreciation for silence. You know the comforts of being on your own, and the independence that brings. Time spent snuggled up with fuzzy socks, a cup of tea, and a good book is treasured. A cozy night in with your cat will… Read More Depression for Introverts: A How Not To Guide
Even now, at age 24, I dream of happily ever after. I dream of a 3-bedroom house with a modest yard. I dream of little blue-eyed children gazing back at me, still convinced that Mommy has all the answers. I don’t have the answers. As it turns out, neither does my mother, or her mother.… Read More Suomi Dreams
I had a nightmare last night; I dreamed I was getting married to my (ex) boyfriend at a large, but humble church wedding in front of dozens of guests, including an old flame from college whom I credit with bringing out my anxiety and agoraphobia full-force. I was over the moon that it was finally… Read More Nightmare Anatomy
Nice to see you again, my few but much loved readers! I’m sorry for my absence; at this point I’m sure this has become expected, but I still apologize for the length of my inactivity. Life got ahead of me, and now it’s suddenly August. Where did the year go? If you spoke to me… Read More Back in the swing of things
ATTENTION READERS: This post includes references to disordered eating (binge and starvation). Continue at your discretion- KW. I still remember the first time I looked at myself, pinched my belly, and proclaimed, “I want to get rid of my fat”. How I came to this conclusion, I’m not quite sure. Maybe it’s because I don’t… Read More Bumbling through body image
Anyone who says writers have an easy job has clearly never tried to write something substantial or of quality. Writing is sitting in the same spot for three or four or five hours, only pausing for bathroom breaks. Writing is typing out sentence after sentence only to delete them all and start over again. Writing… Read More The writer is blocked.
Here’s something I’m getting really tired of hearing in my post-grad life: “lower your expectations about your first job”. Honestly, I don’t think I have sky-high expectations; feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. I think that having completed my Bachelors I should be able to at least secure a job as an administrative… Read More Lowering expectations