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That early 30s thing.

There’s a lot they don’t tell you about growing up. All the figuring stuff out is HARD, and just when you feel like you may have figured some of it out, something else gets thrown in your face to get you questioning everything all over again. It’s a rough slog, and it always seems like…

I quit my job 6 weeks ago.

I quit my job 6 weeks ago. I quit my job with no new job lined up for me to go to, no substantial freelance clients to bring in any money, and no real plan in motion. Before I say anything else, I would just like to reiterate that this is not a good strategy…

Connect.

One of the best things about being human is our ability to connect. I’m not talking about the superficial things in life, like our modern tendency to be connected to everyone we’ve ever met via social media, or how easy it is to make a phone call. I’m talking about the connections that smack you…

On Getting Unstuck.

This post is inspired by this comment, written as part of a response to a mother who had a miscarriage when she was six and a half months pregnant: “This is how you get unstuck, Stuck. You reach. Not so you can walk away from the daughter you loved, but so you can live the life that is…

Hi Mum

Hi Mum, I wanted to call you but clearly that’s difficult these days, so I thought I’d write to you instead. Words are useful like that. It’s been pretty good round here lately. It’s getting close to Christmas, and I can only remember one day this year when I missed you too much to get…

Pick your battles.

I’ve had to learn when to bite my tongue. It doesn’t come naturally to me; I am open hearted, open minded, and far too open with my thoughts most of the time. It’s led to heartache when I’ve lived by the “if you love someone, tell them!” rule (note to self: if they don’t act…

Loving yourself.

This is incredibly self-indulgent, arrogant and simply embarrassing to admit, but I inspire myself sometimes. You see, the most terrifying thing for any writer is a blank page. It speaks of failure, of doubt, of complete ineptitude. But when I read back over stuff I’ve written in the past, it reminds me that I can actually…