The Year Without Sunshine

At the beginning of 2020, one of my friend's closest friends took their own life. There was a shotgun and a gruesome ending. The only reason I included that detail was because I don't think many of us will ever truly understand what drives someone to suicide. The pain that boy had to have been …

Spilling Tea

I find a lot of comfort in a hot cup of tea. Much like how I love the ritual of making my morning coffee, I find the process of making up a cup of tea really soothing. As spring sheds itself into summer, I might stray towards iced tea more often. The temperature where I …

In the Quiet

I do this silly thing whenever I get anxious where I'll deadbeat state, "There's so much happening right now." My roommate will roll her eyes and reply, "Literally nothing is happening right now." Our emotional languages could not be more different, but it's her tell-it-like-it-is nature that helps me in times of stress. In those …