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The Isolation Journals – Day 1: Suleika Jaouad

Dear Simone, I always wanted a boy. I think I turned out pretty fucking awesome, but God forbid I have me another one of me. I’ve always wanted a boy … up until now. And it’s not that I want … Continue reading

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Anxiety.

we met in the only childhood room I ever had to myself. Teddy-bears and other stuffed animals danced above my head, and Luther Vandross’s Here and Now played softly on the radio. I was only 5, maybe 6 when yo told … Continue reading

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Happy, Hurting, Healing.

I am happy. Because I have grown. Because I have meditated. Because I have loved. Because I have lost. I am hurting. Because I have grown. Because I have meditated. Because I have loved. Because I have lost. I am … Continue reading

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Dear Simone.

Dear Simone, I’ve been dying to tell you how you’ve changed my life before even having life. How your eyes light up an entire universe inside of me that houses people and places and feelings I’ve never felt before. How … Continue reading

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March Madness.

Day 1. I never thought that I’d be writing a blog from my living room due to a “shelter in place” law prompted by a pandemic known as the Coronavirus. Yet here I am, WFH as most of the country … Continue reading

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So Close, Yet So Far.

Day 1 of the official shelter-in-place policy is almost in the books, but the truth is I’ve been social distancing since the first week of March. Since then, the world has joined me and I’ve Facetimed with my best friend … Continue reading

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The Adult Break-Up.

I’ve been wondering what an “adult breakup” would feel like. Would we wish each other well, insist the other person keeps the most expensive piece of furniture, and then embrace before leaving? Would I walk around the house that I … Continue reading

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Comparison is the Thief of Relationships.

I remember when knowing someone who was divorced was unheard of. Now, I’m in the age of second marriages. Safe to say most everyone I know has been through a multitude of relationships and because of this, it’s so easy … Continue reading

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These Fleeting Moments.

Usually when someone says they’re having a moment, it’s a bad one. A moment of weakness. A moment of vulnerability. A moment of crazy or the sads. I’ve definitely had my moments. Some moments turned into months and even years. … Continue reading

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Show me what you workin’ with.

When it comes to adulting, there are a lot of us who share the same sentiment towards having to get up in the morning to go to work. Even for those who like their job, and even worse for those … Continue reading

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