Eating during the pandemic has been a continual struggle. Since I live alone, before the pandemic I would normally do meal prep once a week, cooking 2 meals with 6-7 servings a piece that can be lunch and dinner, and then I can make eggs or have something easy on-hand for breakfast. This stopped working […]
Having Your Sh*t Together
I’ve been thinking a lot the past few days about maturity and responsibility. I often find people surprised by my age, thinking I am older than I am because I seem to reliably have my shit together. And no one keeps it together 100% of the time, but I really do try. And then I […]
Play a Day: Picking Up the Pieces
A bedroom, which looks like it’s been hit by a tornado. Papers, clothes, and books are scattered everywhere, in piles up to mid-calf height. A woman stands in the middle of the room, trying to decide where to begin.
Is there a word for that?
Have this feeling that I don’t even know if there’s a word for. I’m not lonely because I don’t mind spending time by myself. I don’t feel isolated because I know there are people who care about me that I can call on if I need help. It’s the feeling that people aren’t excited to […]
Play a Day: In and Out
A woman is waiting in a long line. Everyone in the line is holding stacks of cash. At the end of the line is a counter. Above the counter is a sign that reads “Housing.” When the woman gets to the front of the line, she hands the teller her stack of money. She waits […]
Play a Day: This is what anxiety feels like
A Woman at a bank puts items in a safety deposit box. She leaves. A personification of Anxiety follows her. Anxiety: Are you sure you put the envelope back in the box after you checked inside it? Woman: Yes Anxiety: Does the box lock automatically when you shut it and take out your key? Woman: […]
Play a Day: Lessons
A woman sits in a ball pit. Behind her, a YouTube video about how to learn to juggle plays on a projection screen.
Play a Day: Priorities
A bedroom. Stage left, a desk and chair. A large red neon sign blinks: “Art” Stage right, a bed. A large blue neon sign blinks: “Sleep” A woman stands center stage, looking from one side to the other. Sheepishly, she walks stage right, collapsing on the bed.
Play a Day: Something > Nothing
A giant fish tank, the like of which you would see in an aquarium. It is filled with small bits of paper with tasks written on them. It bears a label reading “Everything.” A smaller fish bowl, in which a single goldfish or beta might live. It is also filled with small bits of paper with […]
Taking a Leap of Faith
Haven’t meant to neglect this, but a lot has been happening. A lot. Trying to cover OUTsider Festival and do bookselling for several off-site conferences made me realize my current lifestyle isn’t as sustainable as I wanted to think it was. Between working and trying to maintain any semblance of intimate relationships, I’ve had to […]