I moved here seeking roots, wanting to plant my life in one spot and flourish. I planned to spend more than two years working and living in the same place. With … Continue reading Growing roots
“How do you feel about kids?” asked the dad of a 6 month old baby, and whose house I would live in for the next 8 months. “I know how … Continue reading I didn’t see it coming
The big news is I moved, from a five bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment. I’ve been here a week now, and it feels like I’m staying at an … Continue reading Running on empty
Maybe my expectations were too high, because I left disappointed and wanting more. I wanted more from the people, from myself, and from the time I was spent there. I … Continue reading Never enough
Today was a rough day for me. No one thing made it disastrous, but rather the accumulation of everything else going on felt like it was too much to handle. … Continue reading Walking in the rain
It didn’t happen all at once, and maybe that’s why I didn’t notice it creeping in. I was tired, constantly thinking of money and how I would pay my next … Continue reading Running uphill
“Be kinder to yourself; You are exactly where you should be,” one of my co-workers replied when I asked for feedback on my latte-making skills. Comparing my 4-month skills to … Continue reading Self hate is exhausting.