The Next Right Thing

Living a good life is challenging. A life that's productive, positive, happy, and isn't hugely damaging to yourself or those around you... It's hard. And when you add in depression, anxiety, sickness, and sobriety on top of it all, it sometimes feels a lot harder. Depression kills my productivity. Sometimes I start thinking about having … Continue reading The Next Right Thing

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San Diego Livin’

Today marks three weeks of living in San Diego and four months since I stopped drinking. And I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Quitting drinking was a lot harder than I expected. For anyone who has anxiety or depression, you know how easy it is to rely on coping mechanisms to get through the day. … Continue reading San Diego Livin’

The journey home

The time has come, at long last. After three and a half months, I am finally close to being able to unpack my suitcase.  I'm in San Francisco today, getting ready to board a flight to Orange County. I drove to Chicago yesterday, stayed the night with my friend Sofia from Thailand, and flew out … Continue reading The journey home

Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

It's been a while since I've posted anything, as you might have noticed. I think there are roughly 7 regular readers who will have noticed... This one's for you. Sorry it's so long. Apparently a lot happens in 6 weeks. I left Seattle at the end of July and headed to Denver to see my … Continue reading Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

This is 28

I turned 28 today. I'll admit, there were times I didn't think that would happen. But here I am: alive and ancient. (And don't you senior citizens start harping on me... you probably felt old at 28 too. I actually have wrinkles now.) Lately I've been thinking a lot about how I present my life … Continue reading This is 28

Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

My friend Peter and I spent a week road tripping around California. From his home in Laguna Beach, we drove 8 hours to Carson City, NV, where we hiked, played board games, ate far too many berries at the farmers' market, and took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is an incredible spot … Continue reading Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

A reintroduction to the homeland

I've been back in the States for two weeks now, and it's been a bit of a whirlwind. I landed in Los Angeles on the 25th and was met by my dear friend Peter. I spent my first few days back in a mix of stress and bliss as I flopped from relaxation to work … Continue reading A reintroduction to the homeland