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don’t throw it away

Just dropping in to share a quick thought because it’s been swimming around in my head, and the only thing I can do to rid myself of these kinds of repetitive, sometimes disruptive thoughts is to write them down. A few years after I moved to Las Vegas, I was back in Canada visiting my family and dug out my boxes of old journals from storage in my parents’ basement. I don’t quite know what it was that led me...

A decade in Vegas

This evening marks ten years since I left Canada and moved to Las Vegas. I’ve been vacillating between a lot of different feelings regarding this milestone, but what I mostly gravitate toward is gratitude. I am grateful that I took a leap of faith for love. I am grateful for my husband taking that same leap with me. I am forever grateful for those of you who helped me adjust to Las Vegas, and—despite how awkward and, frankly, aloof and...

summer lists on a wednesday morning.

The last time I composed a list like this was two years ago. My mother and my best friend’s mother were still alive, no one had heard of Covid-19, and we were knee-deep in home renovations. Life, in hindsight, was much more simple, less sad. When I awoke this morning I felt suddenly compelled to revisit these lists of mine, perhaps as a way to document this moment in time. Here’s a little glimpse at life right now: things I’ve...

just be sad.

I don’t know about you, but I’m as confused as ever. I wake up in the morning and from the moment I bring the coffee cup to my lips my head is already spinning. We have good reason to be as exhausted as we are, to feel as sad as we are. Whether you believe it or not we are grieving—some in a more literal sense than others—and the ways in which we might normally deal with this grief have...

Winter Lists On a Thursday Morning.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I was inspired this morning. So, here’s a little glimpse at life right now: things currently on my nightstand. mango papaya candle slow motion by dani shapiro ear plugs from last night phone charger songs I can’t stop listening to. say something by justin timberlake & chris stapleton help me out by maroon 5 hold me tight or don’t by fall out boy still feel like your man by john mayer things...