Reactions to ‘Find Me’ by Laura Van Den Berg

I’m currently reading through my queue of old books Megan lent me months ago (my most recent read was The Friend) and I just finished…

The Last Two Months Without Therapy

Sometime in August I contemplated putting a pause on my therapy sessions as I felt I’d exhausted most of my talking points (like I’m in…

Reactions to ‘The Friend’ by Sigrid Nuñez

It’s been quite a while since I quickly devoured a book in my downtime (I don’t read at work anymore sadly) as the last one…

I’m Becoming An Avid Proponent of Long Walks

For the past few months I’ve been trying to lose weight I put on since I graduated from college (I’d ideally be the same size…

One Year After I Got My First Adult Job

One year ago today—four months after I graduated from Baylor—I was hired at Legal Aid in what I thought would be my first long-term adult…

Taking A Quick Break from Therapy

At the end of August, I wrote about grief, how this period of time is extraordinarily and collectively devastating for far too many people. I…

Hauʻoli Lā Hānau Iā ʻOe Mom!

*Irrelevant anecdote: this picture was taken on our first days of school (first grade for me and mom because she taught the neighboring class and…

When the Grief is Vast and Overwhelming

I stopped writing posts about quarantining and staying home back in April when I thought this period would slow down by the fall. What a…

Reactions to ‘Luster’ – Raven Leilani’s First Novel

The past few books I’ve read were quite difficult for me to get through, which I’m not sure is because of reading burnout (is this…