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post 9. december 5. 2017

post 9. december 5. 2017

i have finally started to identify as an adult. for a lot of years i’ve wondered, ‘is it possible for me to feel like a teenager for the rest of my life, just with more wrinkles and gray hair? because i think that’s happening?’ maybe it’s because i recently turned 30, or maybe it’s just because it’s time, but i’ve had this conscious realization a few times lately that i just. don’t. care.

it kind of startled me at first. am i just apathetic? is my depression ramping back up? is this something i should be concerned about but i’m...


post 8. september 8, 2017.

post 8. september 8, 2017.

on the eve of my 23rd birthday, i accepted a job at the place where i would spend the next seven years of my life. now, on the almost-eve of my 30th birthday and the actual-eve of basic.'s 1st birthday, i'm gainfully fun-employed.

this past year has been a whirlwind. i've summited some of the highest highs, and i've trudged through some of the lowest lows. we started a business, tom changed jobs twice, i left a career that i built for the better part of a decade, we got a puppy, we moved, and all the while, i started to...


post 7. july 24. 2017

i just spent a little over a week trying to get my sh!t together.  here’s a truth for any of you who have never experienced depression…it’s kinda like the flu.  you can try to head it off with medication because that’s the responsible thing to do, but sometimes you catch the short-end of the vaccine stick, and you still get sick.  i had something happen personally a week and a half ago that sent me abruptly into a tailspin.  i call my periods of depression tailspins because that’s kind of what it feels like inside my brain.  it’s like one...


post 6. july 12. 2017

i made saffron shiitake pappardelle for dinner last night [stay with me here, i promise this isn’t a blog post about food].  anywho, those that know me well know that cooking is cathartic for me.  just as writing helps me work through any overanalyzing or negativity that i may be experiencing, cooking provides an avenue to channel my creativity and allow my left brain to rest.  while i’m cooking, nothing is important except what my hands are touching.  if you try to have a conversation with me while i’m wrist deep in food prep, it will be fruitless.  not only...


post 5. may 2. 2017

it’s almost summer.  and really, given that i’m in alabama, it already feels like summer down here most days.  much to my chagrin, summer means bathing suits and tank tops and shorts and sweat.  so. much. sweat.  and i hate being hot.  give me an oversized sweater and a sub-zero temperature, and i couldn’t be happier.  summer here is oppressive.  it feels as though hell itself is digging out from below to engulf the south and all the people who reside in it. gross.

 but it’s had me thinking about health lately.  it’s kind of the same drill year-in-year-out.  about...