Now that I’m a nag, I can’t help but feel bad for them. You see, us nags don’t want to nag, but people make us. They make us nag by not keeping promises, going past deadlines, and ignoring our requests. I have to nag my dog’s insurance for the $4000 they owe me after his… Read more I Feel Bad for Nags
I’m not talking about publishing. The internet led us to blogs and online journals, which are often easier to get published in than print journals. No. I’m talking about the internet distracting writers. It’s hard to sit with your thoughts when gifs and posts by celebrities and dog photos are a click away. I know… Read more Has the Internet Made it Harder to be a Writer?
Does anyone else ever feel like their life is a continuous loop? I go through phases constantly. Giving up social media phase I think that I give up social media about twice a year. There will come a point where I just fill like I’m screaming into the void on Twitter. Or that I’m taking… Read more Living a Cyclical Life
There’s a bunny that basically lives in our yard. I lovingly call it Bun Bun and squee in delight every time I run into it outside. After 10 months in New York, I got used to trash pandas, rats, and pigeons being the only animals I saw. Now that I’m back in Michigan, it’s deer,… Read more Living Among the Animals
Some people get calluses from playing beautiful music on a guitar. Others from carving detailed sculptures from wood. Me? I got my callus from playing games on my phone. It’s the millennial’s callus. At first I couldn’t figure out where the strange bump in the middle of my palm came from. Did I have a… Read more Diagnosis: Millennial Callus
My time in NYC was short (about 10 months). I ultimately decided to move back for my mental health. My entire support system was in Michigan: boyfriend, friends, family, dog. My boyfriend and I are now renting a home in Michigan. Everyone told me to buy, you know, because committing to the upkeep of a… Read more Home Rentership in Michigan
I went to the Natural History Museum last week to try and get some culture and I got the flu instead. Before I was confined to my bed, I did learn a lot of things that I was probably supposed to learn in high school, but wasn’t paying attention. For instance, I learned that many fish… Read more Beware Murderous Fish
Recently, I paid $900 to have someone drill into my gums and fill the hole they created with a screw. The dentist has the audacity to call this “dental implant surgery”. It should be called “gum torture”. The worst part is that they do this while you’re awake. They don’t even have the decency to… Read more Can We Talk about How Fucking Barbaric Dentistry Is?
I’ve lived in NYC for 6 months now and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Sometimes when I’m walking along the city, I’ll see the trees of Central Park mixed with tall buildings and think that I have so much to see while I’m here. Then I’ll see dog poop smeared all over… Read more FOMO, Oh No!
Aside from being uncomfortable, one of my other major goals this year is to collect 50 rejection letters from magazines, online publications, agents, writing residencies, etc. I got the idea from this post: Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year. Since I work full-time, I decided to cut that number in half and… Read more Collecting Rejections