I have never handled failure very well. Not even failure necessarily, but the absence of success. I hate that shit. Because I want to be successful in the things that I want to do, but oftentimes I'm not sure what success entails. How do you reach for something when you're not sure if you're doing … Continue reading Is This a Memorial Day Hangover or a Period-Induced Existential Crisis?
When I talk about "my family," there are two separate entities I could be referring to: my immediate family or my extended family. I'm super close to my immediate family. We all share a sense of humor, and for the most part we're all fairly progressive in our political and social views. My parents have … Continue reading Family Functions in the Age of Trump
Look, I am all for doing whatever you want. If it's consensual and won't hurt anybody, have at it. But I am always confused when people tell me they don't watch TV. It's a counter-culture thing, I think. Our culture has become so influenced by television that there's a large group of people who reject … Continue reading “I Don’t Watch TV.”
I guess I should start this post with a brief disclaimer: I am far from a race/racial tensions expert. I am just someone trying to learn and be better, and sometimes I do that best when I write my thoughts out. If I say something wrong, tell me! Like I said, I'm learning. So, anyways: … Continue reading White Guilt, Whiteness in America, and Chicken
I first went on a diet when I was about 10. Or at least this is the first one that I remember, because it was the first one that worked and I felt a smug sense of satisfaction every time a shirt fit me just a little more comfortably. I'm not sure when I gained … Continue reading Why I’m Trying to Stop Caring About My Weight
My family is on a raft in the middle of West Virginia, save for my mom. She opted to stay home and read instead of brave the rapids. Understandable to many. The rapids instructor was making conversation with us to pass the time in a slow area of the river and had asked us about … Continue reading The Intersection Between Judgement, Coffee Shop Laptop Guys, and Me
(Quick intro: I write poems a lot, but I very rarely share them. I've pretty much gotten used to sharing every other form of writing, but poetry is seen as both emo and personal, and being publicly emo and personal is very scary. Because it's scary, I've decided to periodically share some poems I've written … Continue reading Poem #1