Questions and Answers

“Do you want to play trivia tonight?” The question was simple enough. I was fresh off my sojourn to Costa Rica, and I was ready to get back in the swing of things. I’d had no choice but to spend my summer in Central America, but it turned out to be one of the best […]

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The Reality of Mental Health

Sometimes, the things we can’t see are the hardest to grapple with. My family home was beautiful and brown, at least it was when we first moved in. It was a good-sized place, and my Dad had several pieces added to it to accommodate our growing family. I moved from a room at the front […]

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Breakdown

And sometimes, it comes as a relief. When it was all said and done, after some drinks and time spent with the closest friends I’ll ever have, I climbed the stairs and went to bed. I don’t remember that climb, but I’m sure it was slow. I’m sure I was depleted. I’m sure I was […]

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A Year of Peace

The search for peace is an important one. Meditation is rarely a topic on this blog, and for good reason. You either get it or you don’t, and the latter isn’t easily converted. I understand. For years, I didn’t think that meditation could help in any tangible way, or maybe I never really considered it. […]

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32 and going Strong(est)

4 years ago, I took a photo. In this photo, I’m wearing a black tank top with bright green lettering. I’m flexing my bicep, and I’m also smiling like I’m positively insane. I look like a tool. Those who saw it likely questioned my sanity. I knew what the reactions would be, but I took […]

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The Right Person

We’re all just working it out as we go. Living this life, hurtling through time and space at an unsustainable pace, we press on. We don’t know where we’re going, and even if we’re in the presence of good company, there’s no denying that our journey is our own. Our search for meaning and for […]

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Forgive

It’s not always easy to brush it off. I’ve tried to write this post twice. It’s not that I don’t like what I’ve written, I just know that I can do better. I want to write the post that this topic deserves, as it seems more important than ever to be able to forgive others, […]

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