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On Turning 30

It is July 6th, 2019 - which means I am 29-and-three-quarters years old today. I haven't measured my age in quarter-years since I was a kid, but somehow now it feels significant again. I am not 29 and a half anymore - much less 29. A mere three months separates me from my 30s. That's… Continue reading On Turning 30

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Dating Sucks But Being Single Doesn’t

If I were to tell anyone in my life that I thought I might be single forever, they would scoff at me. Not in an "I-think-you're-stupid" kind of way, but in an "I-think-you're-stupid-but-only-because-I-love-you-so-much-so-there's-no-possible-way-you'll-end-up-alone-you're-so-wonderful" kind of way. It isn't that I consciously desire isolation. I know we're not supposed to do this thing called life alone.… Continue reading Dating Sucks But Being Single Doesn’t

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On Tears, Depression, and Mixing Metaphors

Sometimes I feel it before it comes. Sometimes it builds in me, like a cough does – the way you track the tickle of it up your esophagus. You brace yourself, then; you cover your mouth, you look off into the middle distance expectantly. You give the apologetic one-finger to whoever you’re talking to. It… Continue reading On Tears, Depression, and Mixing Metaphors