• What advice would you give your teenaged-self?

    What advice would you give your teenaged-self?

    New Life Learning: Taking up joyful space on purpose goes beyond merely being. It’s in the joyful doing–sloppily, messily, colorfully doing!

  • 24

    24

    I don’t know how we can each have twenty-four hours in a given day, and yet it can vary so. Much. In how long they each, one by one, take to pass. Today has been the second longest day of my life. The longest was the one I sat by my dying mother’s bedside. Today, […]

  • Putting Myself First with ADHD

    Putting Myself First with ADHD

    The last time I remember (unintentionally) putting myself first, I was probably in high school; I was happy, I was healthy, and I was failing. Is it possible to put my wellness first AND be a fully functioning adult with ADHD? Let’s find out!

  • Settling Into The New Normal

    Settling Into The New Normal

    Well, here I sit on an airplane, jet-setting across the country from Orlando to Phoenix for a work trip. My beloved partner dropped me off at the airport and, after a lengthy, proper kiss goodbye, I was on my way. I have a booster in my arm and a mask on my face–and though I […]

  • “What are you an authority on?”

    “What are you an authority on?”

    As I drove my parakeet to the vet for what feels like the hundredth time, I listened to podcasts on WordPress; one theme occurred repeatedly: What are you an authority on? The concept was about search engines; they want to see where your expertise lies, to show the very best content, the most relevant… but […]

  • On becoming your favorite version of yourself.

    On becoming your favorite version of yourself.

    An Instagram post recently resonated with me: I feel like people struggle with this on the whole. It’s why so many of us compare our imperfect lives to heavily filtered versions of other people’s “reality”. It’s why we don’t offer ourselves a measure of grace when we fail to live up to our own or […]

  • Taking Simple Joy in Writing: A Reflection

    Taking Simple Joy in Writing: A Reflection

    I used to write, all the time, about whatever sundry topic happened to flit into my brain. As an adult, though, I feel… shy? Is that the right word? Hesitant, perhaps? Randomly blogging about my life feels self-aggrandizing at best and totally narcissistic at worst. However, I met my very best friend in the whole […]

  • Happily Child-Free: How I Knew for 100% Certainty I Did NOT Want Kids

    Happily Child-Free: How I Knew for 100% Certainty I Did NOT Want Kids

    There’s an old wisdom—that we often regret the things we didn’t do far more than the things we did. I’ve decided this sentiment doesn’t apply to kids—it is far better to regret the children you didn’t have than regret the ones you did have.

    Sure, sometimes, when my love holds babies (rare that it currently is due to COVID), it does something funny to my ovaries, but that’s simple, basic biology.

    However, I am far more than my genetic programming.