"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." —Agnes de Mille I am a planner. I haven't always been a … Continue reading “The moment you know how, you die a little.”
For the first time in either of our lives, Joel and I own a car. This happened thanks to the love and support of friends and family, and our joint decision (spurred by me and by recent life events) to invest in this quality-of-life purchase. Oh boy, our quality of life has indeed been affected … Continue reading Mobility
Back in October of 2017, I wrote a blog post about habits: recognizing "bad" habits and building new "good" habits, and how, sometimes, an initially "good" habit can morph into a "bad" habit. I've been trying to reconnect with good habits I have had over the years, and potentially build new ones along the way. … Continue reading Get a Hobby, Build a Habit!
I am poor. I have been for the majority of my life. Money has always been tight; only once in my life did I make enough money to be considered "lower middle class;" and it seems like no matter how much I budget or save or take on side jobs, there is just no escaping … Continue reading How to Keep Poor Folks Poor
Today I am 500 days sober. I don’t want a drink. In the past 500 days, I have almost never wanted a drink. The emotions and energy that fueled the desire to drink in the past are still there; now, I am actively aware of them and am engaged in the process of deconstructing them. … Continue reading 500 Days Sober
Friends, it has 3 months since I started recording podcast episodes, and I am giving myself a little squeeze for sticking with it. Sometimes I wish I had a bit more time/know-how so that I can work on making sure that listening to these are as enjoyable and interesting as possible...for now, I'm just really … Continue reading Podcast Ep #13 — “A Bit of Introspection”
One of my longtime besties is a real-life blogger, and I just love her site and her online content overall. I sometimes look at the array of my online presence(s) and think “I’m never going to be able to pull all of this together.” And that’s true – right now, my Twitter and Tumblr and … Continue reading POV, or “What’s my ‘brand?’”
After thinking about it for ages and ages, I've jumped in headfirst and started a podcast. It's called "TBD With LDT," because the content and direction of each episode is "to be determined" based on what I feel like talking about when I sit down to record (and "To Be Determined" was already taken). These … Continue reading TBD With LDT: The Podcast
(TW/CW: depression, anxiety, alcoholism) In my years-long journey with depression and anxiety, there are various habits that I have developed. Some of these habits are positive ones, the ones that help me maintain and practice awareness so that I can actively combat depression. Some of these habits are symptoms of the depression itself--subtly self-destructive … Continue reading Habits.
I just spent about an hour creating a shared Google Calendar for Joel and I. He started a part-time job at Grow DTLA last week, and my grad school schedule is growing and growing...so making a space for us to see each other's schedules at a glance (including events we are attending together--like the shows … Continue reading Grad School is Busy