Big Girls Don’t Cry (But Actually We Do Because We Are Human, So Deal With It)

My mom was married to a meanie for four years of my childhood. He was her second husband--a quick rebound after she and my dad divorced. He was a narcissistic a-hole who was verbally, and physically, abusive. Thankfully my mom and older step-brother shielded me from the grunt of his rage, he did take some … Continue reading Big Girls Don’t Cry (But Actually We Do Because We Are Human, So Deal With It)

(Trying to) Practice Patience During COVID

Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels I'm not a patient person. I never have been. When I want something, I need to have it now. In fact, one of my earliest memories is my mom telling me to "be patient." I remember this vaguely because it was the first time I'd heard and understood what the word "patient" … Continue reading (Trying to) Practice Patience During COVID

This American Consumer Just Discovered Minimalism

Photo by Mithul Varshan from Pexels 8 months have come and gone and yet we still are. Ah quarantine, you ol' bastard. How I've (Unfortunately) Become More Materialistic I'm frugal. Not stingy, but let's just say I'm careful with how I spend my hard-earned money. I use my cash for experiences: Eating and drinking with friends. Day trips. … Continue reading This American Consumer Just Discovered Minimalism