At the time of writing this, I've been sheltering in place for 60 days. 60 days at home, just Seth and I. 60 days since I've hugged another person. 60 days since I've been able to go out without taking a million precautions. 60 days stuck. The entire fucking world has changed in those 60 days. Nearly 90,000 Americans have died of a virus. We're on the verge of economic collapse. Globally things don't look much better. It's funny, because I work from home. I'm always home anyways. My schedule has barely changed - if anything, you think ... Keep Reading
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Forever the serial procrastinator, I've been writing this post in my head for literally a month but decided to wait until the very last day of the year - the decade - before I actually put it all down. I needed time to reflect. To go over everything that's happened in the last ten years and figure out what was really important. I'm gonna go through, year by year. Share my ups, and my downs. And the lessons I've learned along the way. 2010 If I take a look at my FB memories, I rang in the new decade listening to Michael Bublé's Haven't ... Keep Reading
Fall used to be my favorite season. Until I bought a house and realized that fall leads to winter, and winter sucks. So now my favorite season is spring. But I'm still a sucker for everything that fall brings with it - cooler weather, beautiful leaves, pumpkin spice everything (I am basic af.) Not everything on this list is fall-themed. More than anything, I wanted to share a peek into my life - I haven't blogged since May, and I spent my summer struggling with myself and my mental health, so now that everything is good, I want to share. So, ... Keep Reading
This morning, for the first time since nearly February, I disabled News Feed Eradicator and took a look at my Facebook news feed. I turned it back on about ten minutes later. The Dark Side I've noticed since I (mostly) left Facebook, I've been feeling more isolated, and less in-the-loop. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - I like my space - but at times it can be rough. I had thought, perhaps, that turning the news feed back on, maybe I'd see something new or interesting that would spark a conversation and draw me back in. I thought that ... Keep Reading
I think, like most people my age, I spend a lot of time on my phone. It's amazing to have this little gateway to the entire world that can fit in my pocket. I read the news, catch up on politics, take and share photos, and scroll endlessly through more content then I could possibly ever hope to actually consume. I've come to realize, though, that the more social media I use, the more stressed out I get. Because there's so much toxicity online. It's people on Twitter joking about how much they want to die. It's my Facebook "friends" ... Keep Reading
Before I start, I know I need to address the garbage fire that was 2017 for the country. The American political system is a mess, literal Nazis took to the streets, people were killed over clashing in ideals, and the government is conspiring to ruin the environment and destroy the middle class so they can sit on their rich, white asses and get richer. It's a mess. Yet, for all the worldwide shortcomings, I can't help but think I'll remember 2017 with a certain fondness. In a world that was going to hell in a handbasket, I managed to carve out ... Keep Reading