navigating fear, embracing simplicity: my notes on COVID-19

It’s pretty safe to say there’s really nothing good about this whole Coronavirus scare. Toilet paper is flying off the shelves, long-anticipated travel plans are being cancelled, and there’s significant fear in the fact that – while we probably won’t die from it – we might pass it on to someone who could. Personally, I’ve…

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and what did i find? a reflection on 30 days without instagram

I left to find peace. I left to find quiet. I left to stop comparing, to stop obsessing, to stop wishing, and to just be. And what did I find? Well, I’ll admit the first couple days were hard. I’d be sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and find some insatiable “need” to be…

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the important difference between simplicity & complacency

….and why worrying too much about either one only gives you anxiety. When I entered my first serious relationship, everything was exciting. There was the first date, the first kiss, the first “I Love You,” the first too-late night, the first anniversary, and the moving-in. There were the first discussions about where things would go…

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there’s a ring on my finger

When I got in my car to go to work this morning, alone for the first time in days, I didn’t know what to listen to. I couldn’t remember what I was interested in. I wasn’t sure what motivated me, what blog posts were still to be written, or where I left off on Thursday…

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