When I Grow Up

A few weeks ago, I received the following text from a friend. A guy I don't talk to regularly, by any means, but I consider him one of the smartest people I know. "You were smart to quit journalism. But you are a great writer." It simultaneously warmed and broke my heart. I'm not referencing [...]

My Heart Will Go On

The older you get, the easier it is to identify the worthwhile people in your life. For one thing, whether you mean to or not, you begin to live according to a unique set of beliefs. The more engrained those beliefs become, the more important it is you surround yourself with people who will both agree [...]

Everybody Hurts

Let's get one thing straight. All you young bloods having a good time 3-4 nights a week and still managing to function the next day, please know this: Adult hangovers are no joke. When you're 21, 22, 23 years old, you always hear people in their late 20s and early 30s mention how they just [...]

All by Myself

Drew travels a lot for work, especially in the winter. Come November, he has about 3-4 trips a month until the end of March. So I'm back to living the bachelorette life. Not in a social sense (though I am making a conscious effort to avoid the couch) but in a fend-for-myself sense... and I [...]

Bills, Bills, Bills

Drew made a "big purchase" yesterday. And I use the quotes because the more we talked about it, the more I realized "big" doesn't mean the same to everyone. For me, any one item over $200 is a big purchase. I spend $40 on jeans, maybe just as much on a sweater, if I really like [...]

Don’t Panic

I'm an anxious person. I don't do well being away from home for long periods of time, and especially hate when that away is somewhere with a big, loud crowd. (Would it surprise you to learn my New Year's Eve was spent at home playing board games? WITH FRIENDS, of course. I do have friends.) [...]