As I look back on the past couple months and ask myself how I got to this point, the only answer I can find is where do I even begin? It's hard to pinpoint where things get off-track, where you took a wrong turn, which shitty decision led to which shitty result. So when trying to figure out… Continue reading Where To Even Begin
Last night you were in my dream and it felt more real than if it actually did happen. I woke up with your arms around me. You said, "It's okay. I'm still here." It feels weird knowing you're not.
On a night back in early December it was snowing. I got off work at 10, it was dark outside. The street lamps illuminated the falling snow and I felt like I was in a low-budget indie film on my way to self-discovery. I talked to my mom the whole way home. We laughed a… Continue reading Remembering Love
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." A big part of life in Chicago is unpredictability. The weather, the train, the people. Everywhere you go, everything is unpredictable. Chicago keeps you on your toes. Especially in the Winter. I think that's Winter's specialty here, is unpredictability. At least this year it is. Last night it was… Continue reading Clear Eyes, Rainy Days
2016, you were a tough one. You were cruel, harsh, relentless, unmerciful. You brought a lot of tears. A lot of sadness and heartbreak and fear. You gave us all more death than we can handle and took away some of the most beloved of our time. You were a bitch of a year, and… Continue reading 2016
Going into my freshman year of college I heard endlessly about the infamous "freshman fifteen." People told me that you never think it will happen to you, but at the end of the year you'll realize you fell victim to it too. I didn't listen to these people. I thought I was immune to it… Continue reading Finding Self Love
It's that time of year -- big things are happening/about to happen. The school year is slowly approaching, which means I'm about to be a sophomore in college. How did that happen? As cliche as this is to say, it feels like just yesterday it was my very first day of high school. Even more… Continue reading Making Things Happen