Anyone who knows me knows these two things: I love to cook, and I love Autumn. In many ways, these two things go hand-in-hand. As the air gets colder, leaves change color, and harvest's bounties pour into the market, appetites re-awaken for the holiday season. There is something about colder weather that makes you crave … Continue reading Cooking Season
What is it about autumn that makes us long for the past? Every year as the mornings grow colder, I find comfort in the changing leaves, cloudy days, and simple pleasures of bygone days. I sip on warm beverages while listening to old school jazz. I wear vintage jackets and sweaters as I take long … Continue reading Autumn Nostalgia
Both of my sisters are pregnant. That's when the title of "The Single Sister" really solidified in my head. We had joked about my single-ness at my oldest sister's rehearsal dinner, but it didn't seem as damning then. It wasn't until after both of my sisters announced their pregnancies that it fully clicked; both of … Continue reading The Single Sister
Sometimes life sucks, and it's okay to say so. Those insipid, "inspirational" quotes that tell you that "Life is what you make it", and "There's no such thing as bad luck, just a bad attitude" are both insulting and untrue. Of course we shouldn't always look for the downside of a situation, and we shouldn't … Continue reading Sometimes Life Sucks; it’s okay to say so.
I have worked in Small Business SEO for for 18 months. For 8 hours a day, 5 days a week I study, analyze, and apply SEO strategy for small businesses around the world. Though I choose not to apply SEO to my blog (see my previous post about why I don't apply SEO to my … Continue reading 5 Small Business SEO Tips That You Can Use in Your Personal Life
This is either the best, or worst time to be single. With most of the world under some form of lock down, and everyone encouraged to practice social distancing, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. All of us who said "I would love to date, if only I had the … Continue reading Dating In The Time of Covid
I finally had the anxiety attack I had been expecting. With a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and a flood in my apartment, I am surprised I didn't have a breakdown sooner. Those of you who follow my blog know that I have generalized anxiety disorder, which can (an has) triggered my depression, cPTSD, and … Continue reading Progress Isn’t Linear
There's never a good time for your house to flood, but having it happen during a pandemic is in my top 5 for "bad times". Though I was lucky that the water didn't damage any of my personal belongings, it did cause a lot of damage to the floors and drywall. Even worse, the cause … Continue reading Apartment Floods and Quarantine: How I’m coping with my anxiety
I can't stay asleep. I can't tell if it's the dreams, my allergies, or my anxiety that have been causing me to wake in the middle of the night, or if it's a potent combination of all of the above. The truth is, I think we are all having some anxiety about what is happening … Continue reading Insomnia Returns: Rising Tensions and Social Distancing.
I feel like I'm 16 and grounded. Something about being locked inside with no physical, social contact for weeks at a time really takes me back to my teen years. It's not so much the fact that I'm not going out to see friends, but the fact that I'm not allowed to go out that's … Continue reading My Teenage Angst Renaissance