This is about what the doctor said next

On the day I realized my life was a political statement, I was sitting in the dermatologist's office, a small, white-walled exam room covered in pamphlets featuring beautiful women with clear skin.  I'd sat on the same exam table a thousand times before; it's something I've been forced to do since acne colonized my face … Continue reading This is about what the doctor said next

Write the Thing

If this is terrible, it’s not my fault.  I have a half hour before class, and it’s not enough time to write something good.  Especially because I’m in a public, loud, and crowded place, and those kinds of places are not the kinds of places I like to write in.  Or be in.  Come to … Continue reading Write the Thing

Next Year I Can Buy Booze

You know it’s your twentieth birthday when you wake up and look in the mirror and think, yep.  This is the best it’s gonna get.  Ten years ago, I was a greasy, acne riddled ten year old who’s only possible trajectory was up. Whatever.  At least next year I can buy booze. I feel like … Continue reading Next Year I Can Buy Booze

An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear small me, I generally avoid giving advice – I usually manage to spill coffee on myself on a weekly basis, and sometimes I forget to look before I cross the street.  But I’ve made it this far, and, seeing as I’m about to turn twenty, I’m going to give you, young me, some advice … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Younger Self

It’s Facebook Official

It’s Facebook official: I am the most awkward person in human history.  I have few talents, but I’d have to say that making people generally uncomfortable in my presence is my specialty.  What, you ask, has spurred from within me this God-ordained proclamation? Yet another social interaction in which I made everything awkward and terrible.  … Continue reading It’s Facebook Official

My Imaginary Pigeon

About six months ago, I went through an especially painful breakup with Netflix.  I swore my ex off, lamenting all the time I lost in my less-than rewarding relationship.  In short, I wanted my productivity back.  The result?  At first, it wasn’t revolutionary.  I spent much of the time I would’ve spent binge-watching shows scrolling … Continue reading My Imaginary Pigeon

Why I, an Adult, Have a Ducky Shower Curtain

  Indecision was tearing through my core.  I was standing in the home goods section of the department store, face to face with every shower curtain design known to mankind.  I licked my lips and stared vacantly, unable to register the sheer amount of bathroom décor before my own eyes. “We don’t have all day,” … Continue reading Why I, an Adult, Have a Ducky Shower Curtain

Sinuses, Syllabi, and Sluggish First Days

Last night, the clouds vomited some freezing rain, and now it’s been reduced to a slushy, white residue mixed with salt that leaves a mess at your front door.  It’s so overcast that the sky doesn’t appear to be cloudy at all.  It just looks like one solid layer of gray.  If one of Harry … Continue reading Sinuses, Syllabi, and Sluggish First Days

30 Things I learned in 2017: A quality Listicle

Years are a more or less arbitrary marking of time.  Still, I decided to take the opportunity to reflect on everything I learned in 2017, and share it here.  Some of it's the trite-but-true, and some of it's a coffee-addict original.  Of course, I'm looking forward to growth over the course of this year, and … Continue reading 30 Things I learned in 2017: A quality Listicle