On Jealousy.

Jealousy is a feeling we've all felt, and it's a hard one to shake. The idea that another person is better than us in any respect, or that someone else would be more well-suited to a certain situation? Well, that's a hard thing to get past. The thing I have to remind myself of is [...]

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On ‘Saving’ People.

Many of my decisions in life stem from the impulse to help people, or to fix their problems for them. Helping people is great, directing them is great. Fixing their problems for them? Not so great. That’s called enabling.   There's this weird dissonance to wanting to help people and knowing that enabling - in [...]

The Sweetheart Epidemic and RBF

“Hey sweetheart, this isn’t in a mug.” “Hey sweetheart, I know what you can get me.” “Hey sweetheart, when are you done serving these yuppies?” “Hey sweetheart, you should try to smile a little more, you look miserable.”   My name is not ‘sweetheart’. I have a name, and a voice, and a pretty damn [...]

On Acid and Good Music

Dating is a weird concept, you guys. It really is. Pick that person, go out with that person, awkwardly talk about your life, which you know so well but realize your date does not. You divulge information you didn’t realize you’d have to divulge, because you assume everyone knows, right? Where you were born, what [...]

Heads High!

I never thought the day would come when I would be genuinely frightened at the state of our country. There has been talk of government censorship of the media, which terrifies me in and of itself. Coupled with the evasive speech of big-name politicians, a cloud of uncertainty has tainted the nation. Right now, we [...]

What I Think About When I Should Be Sleeping

A late-night post from yours truly, cataloging thoughts that are currently zipping through my brain. Share what you think about while you should be sleeping! Let’s unite in our insomnia. Without further ado, I bring you 'What I Think About When I Should Be Sleeping' The song ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac (in lieu of real [...]

Ah! Distance!

I often find myself pulling away from social situations when I feel overwhelmed. There is something confusing and dissonant about being an introverted extravert, but I swear I am! I've said it time and again, I love people. But there is only so much I can take in before everything is too much and I [...]

Why Are We Afraid to Talk to Kids About Homosexuality?

Dang, I've had a lot to talk about this week! Making up for the month-long lack of posts, I guess! Something has been bothering me today. I saw a tweet from a girl who is gay that said her parents made her change the television because it was 'inappropriate' for her younger sibling. Because there [...]

Humor As A Coping Mechanism!

It's a Wednesday! I swear I'll get back on schedule sometime. But now is not that time. Now is the time that I get to talk at you on a Wednesday. Like most people with deep-rooted (often concealed) anxiety, I use humor as a coping/defense mechanism in the face of any icky situations. It's just [...]

Everyone Is Offended

Happy Wednesday. We're gonna talk today. Right now, I attend community college. One of my classes is a mandatory, sort of self-actualization, sort of career-planning class. In this class today, we talked about diversity. Diversity: The beautiful thing that makes the world interesting. Except apparently not everyone thinks so, as our discussion proved. Our lesson [...]