The Novel(ty of) Coronavirus

The newness, the freshness, the intensity of the unknown! It’s wearing pretty thin. Like, three weeks ago, when quarantine first became a thing, it seemed like an okay idea. Just hang out at home, watch TV, get some cleaning done, maybe reorganize your closet, FaceTime your pals. All while helping everyone else stay healthy? Not [...]

Can I Be Sad?

I feel guilty grieving. Granted, I feel guilty about most things. It's just who I am. I never want to inconvenience someone or claim what isn't mine. And a lot of the time, I feel like grief belongs to those closest to the deceased. And I've always hated that word—deceased. It reduces the whole person [...]

An Open Invitation

Lol @ me for thinking NOVEMBER would be a great time to revive the blog. Not only do the holidays kick in right about then, but also every winter—like clockwork—I fall into a deep spell of accomplishing absolutely nothing. So, sorry? Though it's very likely the only thing affected is my mental health amid the [...]

That’s So Retrograde

First and foremost, I apologize for any typos this entry may contain. I'm usually the first to spot and fix misspellings and other keyboard errors, but my computer decided its 'i' and 'o' shouldn't adhere to the functionality of every other letter and symbol. (That just came out as "symbool," if you're wondering what I [...]

Mental Health Matters

Hey. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that? I didn't. Not until mental health became a thing I actually cared about. And I'm not saying like, "Ugh, I need a mental health day," in response to a crummy stretch at work. Nor am I speaking in reference to calling yourself insane for [...]

Opportunity over Change

Here's the thing about big life decisions: They're horrifying. I don't care what it is or when it happens or how prepared you think you are, that stuff is scary. Sure, it can be scary exciting, but any deviation from the norm is bound to get your adrenaline pumping, preparing your body for the unexpected. Does that [...]

What Constitutes a Crisis?

November ends now and I just realized this would have been the only month ALL YEAR during which I didn't blog, and that can't happen. But then I wondered what I'd even write about, because honestly the only stuff in my head right now is a ton of ramblings that resemble what I think might [...]

Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]

Run the World

About a month ago, I briefly touched on what I learned during my four years as a Delta Gamma. I still stand by that list, but I'd be remiss to talk about how I became who I am without mentioning Duchesne. I went to a small all-girls high school. It's weird how many people are surprised [...]