A Contest

People have been so kind to me this week. I sincerely, truly, deeply, whole-heartedly appreciate your support. I joke around a lot, but I’m serious when I say that even little things like your ‘likes’ on Facebook keep me motivated. I can’t even talk about the comments and texts. Or I will cry. Happy tears, […]

It’s Okay To Hide

It’s Okay To Hide Under … Or at least, I think so. What do you hide under? (Also acceptable: forts, forts made out of blankets, forts made out of pasta, wine, mustaches, tattoos, bad haircuts, a gypsy lifestyle, lots of animals, one really big animal,stuffed animals, trees, poetry, plane tickets, fake tans, musicals, popular televisions […]

Very Relevant Post

  I hope everyone had a sugary safe Halloween! The Best Costume I saw had a tutu. The Worst Costume I saw was Christian Grey. The Most Popular Costume was hands down Where’s Waldo. My friend donned a striped shirt, hat, and glasses and people were hugging him, yelling at him from their cars, “I […]

Who I Am

Overshare Alert, but I have been going through so many changes lately. I don’t even mean my voice — I’m pretty sure that’s just about over. Any second now. My beautiful friend gave me some incredible advice when I was upset about heart-hurting earlier this week. She said, “Don’t hung up on what you are not. […]

How To: Self Portrait

Here’s the scene: It’s dark, mostly because it’s nighttime. Also because I live in a basement. Sirens howl from a few streets over and I can hear our dog pacing back and forth in the yard above. I’ve been sitting for what feels like the whole day. My chair is squeaky, my desk is a […]

Anatomy of a Birthday Card

In the era of fancy birthday parties, back when goody bags were a must and you had to invited all the girls in your class, my parents were really kind about buying presents. When I think about how many birthday presents they bought for brats that I only liked for about five minutes in 3rd […]

The Red Lipstick Effect

Sometimes, I wake up and I want to be anyone but myself. Myself has to change out of my pajamas to go to work; myself has terrifying deadlines; myself has acne (which doesn’t make sense, since I think my voice changed over a decade ago).  Of course, it is embarrassing to not want to be […]