So Anxious.

Several times a week I find myself sitting down to work on the things I decided were my priorities for the day and all of a sudden unable to sit still. I start seeing something that needs to be washed or organized or another project idea that comes up that I should tackle. It’s a…

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On abstinence from alcohol

My journey to 30 has evolved into this very big project of personal goals. But it started with my decision to give up drinking alcohol for a year. How exactly does one who lives in a place like New Orleans, where the drinks flow freely, where you can take it in a ‘go-cup’, where there’s…

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Night #1

It’s my first night in Cape Town, SA and I’m freezing. It is so cold both outside and inside, and while I brought winter clothes, I just feel ill prepared, and just ill from being on a plane for 14 hours and now so cold that my body is stiff. The apartment we’re staying in,…

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Poisonous People

Everyone has them in their lives: the people who just create drama, anxiety, hurt, mild or extreme irritation, and so on in your existence. Many people, myself included, seem to have a doormat written on our foreheads that say ‘welcome;’ we’ve invited that mess in. One of those messages that I wrote on paper and…

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