Category: Life

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Now, It’s Just About Being A Good Human

For awhile, I tried to keep my mouth shut. This election has been loud, hateful, and disgusting and I really didn’t want to add any fuel to the fire or welcome shitstorms of hate into my life. I’ve done my best to not post things on social media, but occasionally I would slip when I’d see post comments getting out… Read more →

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A Lesson In Learning To Disconnect

We all need to learn to take a day off and disconnect from work. A day free of checking work emails, scheduling meetings, and calling in for just one meeting (I swear. Just one. Fine, I’ll pop into the office for it. It’ll be easier that way. Oh, just let me quickly do that while I’m in the office too. Here, I got… Read more →

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Maybe This Life Is Enough?

This is going to be a hard one to write. It’s a post I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but writing it means it’s more reality than I want to admit.   We all have moments of, “Oh shit, is this my life? How did I get here?” It’s natural. It’s normal. In that moment, we start to… Read more →

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That One (Short) Time I Dated A Sociopath

Listen. We’ve all been burned. Things go wrong in relationships and often you’re left without solid closure. It sucks, but it happens.   But this is different. This is that mystifying, “wtf?”-inducing, “did you die?”-questioning kind of shit. I’m talking, “wait…whaaaa?” stuff.   I started dating a dude that was a bit older. After a few months of this dating… Read more →

Being An Adult Is Hard.

I just had a conversation with my lifelong best friend in which we both shared the same sentiment: being an adult is overwhelming, sometimes disappointing, and a heavy weight on our shoulders.   Friend: Sure do miss our sleepovers. Your Dad’s house. Bottom bunk. Dead AIM – both signed in. Me: Life was easy then.   But we forget what mattered at… Read more →

Dating: You’re Most Likely Terrible At It

As an adult, dating is incredibly exhausting. We’re lucky enough to have the technology that let’s us qualify people before wasting time meeting in person, but even that takes an huge effort. Who has time for ten conversations at a time – especially if they’re all basically the same?   I haven’t dated around for a long time – since college –… Read more →

That’s Love

“Wow. You really, deeply loved him, didn’t you?”   Those were words just spoken by a former co-worker. I was actually taken aback by how surprising and deep that statement was. I immediately thought, “why is that shocking?”. But, after a conversation, I realized that the way I loved my ex wasn’t really all that common these days. And it made… Read more →

Everything Could Use A Little Room to Breathe

When you listen to a really great piece of music – it’s those bars before the build up and crescendo take place. In art, it’s the white space or whatever isn’t the point of focus. In life, it’s those moments that are easy, free and not filled with too much excitement. These spaces of breathing room allow us to really appreciate what’s… Read more →