Content note: this piece contains discussion of heteronormativity and references to trauma. Sometimes people come into your life when you need them and then leave when you don’t. You might feel like you still need them. Perhaps they created the illusion of need. But you don’t. If they left, it’s because the lesson has beenContinue reading “What to Cry Over: A Letter to Myself”
Content note: this piece focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic. I open a new tab to check the numbers. I open a new tab to check the numbers. It’s the morning, and I open a new tab to check the numbers. It’s the afternoon, and I open a new tab to check the numbers. It’s theContinue reading “New Tab”
How do I express myself openly and honestly while also remaining responsible and aware of how my words can affect other people? How do I strike that balance between realness and consideration for others? How do I remain considerate while simultaneously not overly censoring myself?
Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck. I’ve grown tired of the repetitiveness of my routine. I’ve been asking myself what the point of it all is. Where is this leading? Why am I doing it? What’s the purpose?
Content note: this piece contains discussion of death, grief, and hospitals. I don’t really know what to write. My usual way with words has gotten away from me. I’ve been left with a chaotic swirl of thoughts, images, and feelings that are difficult to articulate. Thinking about death. Thinking about grief. Thinking about meaning, aboutContinue reading “What My Grandmother Taught Me”