“Damn I’m Good!”

Do you ever feel not good enough? Yeah, me too. I’ve worked my ass off, taking classes, putting in 125 percent at work, doing freelance projects, putting together pitch letters to send to magazine editors and reading work by other great writers. I’m good at what I do. I’ve been told since college when IContinue reading ““Damn I’m Good!””

It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter

It’s my last night in New York City. I was trying to think of something epic to do, but all I wanted to do was come home and write an article for my class and maybe have a glass of wine (definitely have a glass of wine). And that reminded me why I’m moving outContinue reading “It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter”

Getting back to normal

I entered my blog in Google Ad Words to find out what search terms I could advertise on (not that I’m planning to advertise my blog. I was just curious). My No. 1 match was “yoga pants.” I must talk about my yoga pants a lot. For the record, I’m not wearing them now. It’sContinue reading “Getting back to normal”

Things therapy ruined for me: TV

I’m often asked if I’m living the “Sex and the City” life in New York. I can’t answer “no!” fast enough. Those women are a Grade A mess. I watched the entire series in my early 20s and liked it then, but I cannot even stomach it now. They just do the same dumb thingsContinue reading “Things therapy ruined for me: TV”


Last August I read an article about standup-paddleboard yoga on Ballard’s Salmon Bay. I immediately wanted to try it, but couldn’t think of which Seattle friend enjoys both yoga and water-based activities. I mentioned it to a few people who seemed moderately interested, though non-committal. I decided I wasn’t going to miss out on theContinue reading “Sup?”

Figuring out what works

“At Therapy last night, we sang karaoke and took shots,” my roommate says. For him, Therapy is the bar he frequents – and yes, statements like the above make me think every time. When I was in actual therapy, I took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. Have you taken it? You get a four-letter personality comboContinue reading “Figuring out what works”

What do you mean, ‘How Do I Live’?

LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” was playing while I was at the laundromat yesterday. The lyrics have been troubling me ever since. “How do I get through one night without you? If I had to live without you What kind of life would that be? Oh, I, I need you in my arms, needContinue reading “What do you mean, ‘How Do I Live’?”