DEAR LAURA (and anyone else who needs these words): Let this be a year of saying yes to yourself, of embracing change and welcoming transition. What if, instead of holding your breath, anticipating pain and discomfort, you breathe through the hard part? What if you let the threshold truly transport you, instead of projecting a … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
"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!
In January of 2015, I got a DUI. I was driving drunk. In March of 2015, my license was revoked. I had to pay approximately $1600 in court fees, another $300+ for 3 months of classes about alcohol/drugs and driving under the influence, and the danger that alcohol/drugs pose not only to those using addictive … Continue reading I Am Once Again A Licensed Driver
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?’”
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
This week, I bit the bullet and invested in a personal plan through WordPress.com that allows me to have my own domain name and more insights into the ways folks are interacting with the site. Unfortunately, either because of my own human error (likely) or a functionality issue in WordPress, my existing page/blog didn't get … Continue reading New Website!