The Shape of Water, my favorite film of 2017, won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. A monster movie won Best Picture. Not just a monster movie. A fairy tale. A horror movie. It’s the movie idea you come up with when you are nine years old and sketch out during math class because … More Shape of Water Is A Win for the Weirdos
It happened. The downswing. February. The new year buzz has worn off and we are now in winter, it’s snowing, and I am on month three of having no job. Here we are. I have been feeling like my life is on pause. I’ve attempted to do some soul searching in the past two weeks … More Life On Pause
Well, survivor may be a little dramatic. We are at our last day of January Whole30 and honestly, it wasn’t that bad. There are so many of these Whole30 diaries and while I don’t expect mine to differ greatly from any of them, I’ve been surprised and delighted by how many friends were curious of … More Lessons from a Whole30 Survivor
Welcome to my second month of job searching in a small town in the dead of winter. I thought it was bad when I moved here in the summer of 2015. It was not bad. I should go back and slap Past Me and tell her not to stress so much because at least it … More The One Where I Attempt To Give Advice That Everyone Already Knows
I like to imagine my depression and anxiety as a little crooked creature, not unlike a goblin, with long claws and a mischievous face watches me constantly from a chair in the corner. When it isn’t in the chair, it is on my back, breathing down my neck, constantly weighing me down. Currently, it is … More Sitting, Waiting, Watching: Everyone’s Friend Depression
I know how to make it work. I’ve got all my pieces in place. I’m doing Whole30 and focusing on what I am putting in my body to know what fuels me best. I bought classes at a new gym because I think more structure will help me want to exercise. I bought a journal … More What Happened to The Man Who Got Everything He Wanted?
When I think about where I thought I would be at 33, here is what I pictured: a house, two children, a backyard, a flourishing career, money in the bank, a healthy marriage. What 33 really looks like: being fired from a job I hated any way, renting an apartment, a healthy marriage, a career … More Are Our Early 30s the New Early 20s?
Well, we made it. Technically made it any way. If you’re like me, you probably feel like you’ve been spun around in the dryer on high and spit out only to be folded poorly and shoved into a dark drawer to gather wrinkles. Things are a bit of a mess. For me, it was a … More 2017: The Year Of Let’s Not Do That Again
How many stories do you know that start with the following: A terrible thing happened to her and she almost gave but, but instead she did this and the world was forever changed. I know a lot of them. With most artists, whatever their medium, this is a common beginning. Would we have Harry Potter … More And now she is…
Over the past few years, I’ve watched many friends and acquaintances leave New York City for various locations. Some went to other cities. Some went back to their home states. I watched this happened and it planted the seed inside me that maybe I needed to leave. I was frustrated and stuck on a plateau … More When’s It My Turn?