What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

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Trivia Night and the Dead Dragonfly

Last week I went to trivia night at a local bar that one of my friends was helping to host. I love trivia and always have, despite being consistently terrible at it. I'm pretty useless at remembering facts, and as it happened, the other 4 people on my team weren't that good at it either. … Continue reading Trivia Night and the Dead Dragonfly

The kindness of people

Most of the time, people are kind of assholes. (Forgive my language). I frequently see videos of racist, hateful people spewing profanities at others just because of their skin color; I read news articles about rapists and murderers and corrupt politicians, or school bullies and misogynists, and I think, Wow. People suck. And it's so easy … Continue reading The kindness of people

When you have nothing left to give and you gotta give more

Every weekday I wake up at 5:45 after a typically restless night. I smear foundation under my eyes in a futile attempt to cover the dark valleys¬†that have formed overnight, and then pile cover-up on top of that when the foundation proves inevitably inadequate. I leave for work at 6:40 and spend the half hour … Continue reading When you have nothing left to give and you gotta give more