the rules.

your flaws are yours. they’re weeds and perennials, prized vegetables and pollinated fruits. the neighbors can gawk but it’s your garden, your yard. yank your exes out by their roots. fertilize friends and forgive yourself when some don’t survive the winter. cross pollination happens and well-meaning can still kill a crop. tend it how you please. […]

that thing you wish you could say goodbye to

forgive the sentence ending preposition, but it’s time i ‘fess up. i wanted to do this series differently. have articles of varying points of view lined up. share and promote the voices of women i love and care about. crack open the door to vulnerability and show you are not the only person in that […]

the first week.

i’ve been home for four days. i’m sorry, i should mention i was in another state for a week. okay, one more thing, i met my twenty-sixth year while watching the first 48 on my aunt’s couch. to say it’s been a weird month is an understatement. it’s been a weird goddamn year and you couldn’t […]

breather.

my desk is not nearly as cluttered as my head. my friend sang my mom happy birthday over the phone the other day – like the giant nerd he is – and i’m holding on to small moments like that.  the weather’s getting colder and i’ve grown quieter and i’m tired a lot. of engaging […]