She Was So Loved


It was 2006. I was 21-years-old, a senior at Keene State College, and my sister was in town visiting from where she resided in Burlington, Vermont. We were engaging in one of our favorite pastimes: a nice casual visit to the Humane Society in Swanzey, New Hampshire. I put an emphasis on the word casual, […]

Stress: IRL


Pressure. Stress. Anxiety. Worry. Woe. No matter what you call it we can all agree on the common variable that the aforementioned is not enjoyable, nor is it something we like to experience. However, it inevitably happens – and we can’t always control the triggers that bring it to be the bull in the china shop of our […]

My Actual Dating Life


This isn’t the first time I’ve devoted an entire blog entry to the topic at large, and I’m sure as shit it won’t be the last. The people in my life seem to like me and as a result I am constantly showered with the sentiment of; “But you’re so great! I don’t understand why […]

The Year Of The Horse


I had woken up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday. Better yet, I had thrown an existential temper tantrum that involved knocking some of my crystal collection and a bundle of sage off my nightstand, and then openly cursed my framed print that sat in simplicity and reminded me on the daily: “The […]

Settling Is For The Pilgrims


Settling can mean a lot of things. Maybe you’re a pilgrim, you discovered the new world, and now you’re going to colonize it – I don’t know. Since it’s not 1620, I’m just going to go ahead and say that doesn’t seem likely. As a single twenty-something, to settle means something entirely different; it means […]

On Lacking Direction


We’re expected to know, at a fairly young age, what it is we are supposed to be when we grow up. Like we have any concept or idea whatsoever about what the world is like, what professionalism and employment actually entails, or even what it means to be “grown up.” We come up with delusions […]