Courage

I spent a lot of my childhood wishing I were braver. I spent an entire summer afraid — and vocally so — of sliding down the pole on my next door neighbor’s swing set. It wasn’t high off the ground; I could have easily jumped the distance. But something about that short breach between the […]

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10 Things I Learned at 25

Another year in my grand old life has passed, and, a month out from my birthday, I’m burrowed into 26. It’s strange, this 26. It’s the oldest I’ve ever been of course, but it feels like the oldest I’ve ever been. It feels notably different, somehow. And for the first time, I’ve started to think: maybe I […]

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10 Things I’ve Learned at 24

Year 25 of my grand old life begins tomorrow.  Because I’m always up for a bout of birthday sentimentality, I’ve been conscious lately of the fact that 25 is the first big birthday since 21, and the last big birthday before 30.  In five years I’ll be thirty.  Good Lord. I think, though, that I […]

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Friday

The curtains are still down.  I tried valiantly last night to reattach the cable to the wall fixture, but every time I let it go it sprung back out, narrowly missing my eyeball. So it goes.  Vitals intact, I’m sleeping in a glass house for one more night, and schlepping to a hardware store (do […]

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A to Z Survey

I know these blogger surveys are a bit of a cop-out, but they’re also fun, right?  This survey has been floating around lately, and I jumped at the opportunity to prove I know the alphabet. A – Age: 24, but 25 is lurking right around the corner. B – Biggest Fear: Making bad/’the wrong’ choices, […]

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Circa 2012

I’ve rediscovered the following document hidden in the bowels of what I call my “Business Related Random” folder. My Goals/Plans/Expectations/Desires Written on the 30th of September, in the year of Our Lord 2012. [Yeah, I’m weird even when journaling]  Immediately following college, I want to get a job. Not just a Target kind of job, […]

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We Are Lent A Vacuum

It was slim and green, stylish.  A shell stretched out into a fan at one end.  It looked right sitting in our entryway– propped beneath the mirror topped with fake fruits and felt branches — as if part of the decor.  Our entry is quiet, only large enough for three people to stand back to […]

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Car-Loving People

Last winter, I slipped on the ice once a day.  It was always while walking home after work, always in the same spot, always when the rest of the city was clear and dry.  The ice snaked down in front of a small dry cleaning shop with a pink awning and an earnest mannequin wearing […]

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Exuberant

I am exuberant tonight. I spent the morning and afternoon wandering around Eastern Market for the first time. I discovered what may possibly be The Bookstore To End All Bookstores.   I bought a small, puffy-leaved succulent plant that I promptly named Pugsley.  There was really no other option.   A book I had put […]

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