I have had a whirlwind of a year—I moved in with my boyfriend, finished my Master's thesis, graduated, adopted a dog, got engaged, and started wedding planning. In the midst of all this, we were talking about moving to another city, maybe Philadelphia, maybe elsewhere. And I was up for it. Until I wasn't. When… Continue reading Sometimes The Radical Decision is to Stay
This is a rhetorical question—my fiancée also hates going to Whole Foods. But seriously, do other people get annoyed? Whole Foods calls itself "America's Healthiest Grocery Store." Are there health benefits to smelling lavender and patchouli as you wander around searching for cage-free farm-to-table sun-warmed unbleached brown eggs? Must be. But the prices. I know there's… Continue reading Am I the Only One Who Hates Going to Whole Foods?
I read this Buzzfeed article called 12 Things That Made Getting A Dog So Much Easier For Me and found that none of it applied to our situation. The writer had adopted a puppy, while we brought a three-year-old doggo into our home. Hers was also quite small, while ours weighed 57 pounds (underweight). So… Continue reading 12 Useful Items To Buy When Adopting a Rescue Dog
It's been a while since I've written. But I have something to show for it! For the last five months, I've been interviewing residents, writing, and editing. I wrote an article for a D.C. nonprofit, ONE DC, about a redevelopment project that will potentially displace tenants. You can read the full article here. Tenants Report… Continue reading My First Article is Out!
Tonight is night eight. In all honesty, I took the weekend off from the walks. Fun Valentine's Day plans took over, which included skiing yesterday. By the time we made it home in the evening, my legs were too sore to carry me for even five minutes, let alone thirty. So I figured I could make… Continue reading A look back on a night walk in Italy
A man on the street asked me for change the other day. I told him I didn't have any cash on me. He said, "You're still beautiful anyway." I shook my head and kept walking, annoyed but figuring that was that. It happens all the time and I always ignore it. This time, though, I… Continue reading To the Man Who Stood up For Me
I now have a home. It’s amazing to be financially supporting myself 100%. And to have a home. It’s also the reason I haven’t written in a while. I suddenly have a life.I also now have rent. And I’m low on essential life supplies. One of my few pairs of shoes was accidentally donated to… Continue reading Budgeting, shmudgeting
I went home to Indiana a few weeks ago and the difference between there and DC is amazing. Indiana has loads of corn, a wonderful fall smell in the air, and cows hanging out in a field 30 feet from the local Dollar General (there are Dollar Generals, too).The culture also differs from the one… Continue reading I’ll take some health in my health food, please
Funny how opposite this title is from my last post.But a quick update: I found a home in DC. And I’m so relieved. It’s affordable and in an awesome area called Capitol Hill, near the Capitol Building. My question still remains from my last post- is it worth it? I think it will be. We’ll… Continue reading Home Sweet Home!
Housing is the worst.My mom asked me today how my DC housing search was going, and I said I couldn’t handle talking about it. She could read my blog instead.It fell to an all-time low a few days ago when I was biking through a pretty dodgy neighborhood, going out of my way to see… Continue reading I’d be more likely to find a room in Narnia