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Learning to try and D.I.Y.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 2021 isn’t going to be that much different than 2020. Don’t believe me? Are you still waiting for this to be the year you get in shape? Or the year you change your career path? What about the year you finally pick up that hobby […]

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She’s making a list and checking it twice

Today I want to take you on a journey, an expedition which takes us through the darkest corners of my mind.  As I guide you through the spiraling crevices of my cortex, you may come to find that the skeletons in your closet walk a lot like mine. They may dress a bit differently and […]

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I put the ‘meta’ in ‘metacognition’

Focusing on mental health has rarely been more difficult or more important for me than this week. There have been more difficult times, more triggering times, more serious and heavier times. But something about this election really left me feeling so drained, so anxious, so out of control, so depleted of hope for the future […]

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Forever 22

It is October! (I need you all to know that I was really going to try to write an actual lede that’s mysterious and powerful and draws you in, and I went with this anyway.) Actually, it is October 2. Today marks one full month of living in California. Since arriving here exactly one (1) […]

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“You care a lot about what people think. That’s a problem.”

She’s back and she’s got a therapist! (who is to be credited for the title of this post) I have officially lived two full weeks in California. And I still don’t know what to blog about. That’s not entirely true, actually. I have a lot that I want to write about but no idea where […]

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You may not be wrong but you are probably mistaken

No blog in three weeks makes Jack a dull boy. (See what I did there?) But honestly y’all it has been a minute. I’m sure you’re thinking my hiatus was because of the usual cocktail of anxiety and depression but boy do I have great news for you. It wasn’t! I’ve been very busy and […]

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I’m walking on sunshine *whoa* and don’t it feel… lonely?

Two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Athens, pretending that my 1/4 Italian genes and my untamed curls made me blend in with the beautiful Greek people around me. This week, I submitted my final college assignment, paid off my credit card debt, and completed my student loan exit counseling. Equally fulfilling, […]

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Intentions ft. Quavo

How do you feel? No, like, how do you really feel? Not what you tell the people you live with, or what you post to social media. What is your mind/body/heart/soul trying to tell you that you’ve been ignoring for days/weeks/months? Is it saying you need a good cry? That you’re tired and need a […]

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BYOB

I have never known what I wanted to do with my life. Just ask my parents –– I swore I would be a brain surgeon, a musician, I’d live in a van down by the river. My eighth grade bio teacher had me convinced that I should sell medicinal marijuana. I’ve pursued music therapy, psychology, […]

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It’s not U(B), it’s me

I am freaking out, y’all. I have 15 days left of college and I am freaking out y’all. People have been asking me about my final college days since “distance learning” started, and I always said the same thing: I hate UB, I’m glad classes are online. While that was –– and remains to be […]