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My November Worry Vault

I didn’t do an October Worry Vault because I was in a new place and I didn’t know what to worry about—besides everything. But now I have a better handle on things. I think. I hope. So, here is my November Worry Vault. 1. Get at least 1 article published (or accepted for publication) at…

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My First California Breakdown

One month and three days into California. I’ve had my first breakdown. “Had” is the wrong tense. I am having my first breakdown. I am experiencing my first breakdown. I am undergoing a breakdown. Diagnosis: Breakdown. It all started as a small, meaningless moment. I guess that a breakdown has been building up for a…

Screenshot of a small section of home and rental prices in Palo Alto, CA

Zillow Is Depressing

It’s Saturday evening. B went for a run. I stayed home with a tennis ball digging into my bum. Last week’s half-marathon hit me a few days late. So, here I am in our overpriced apartment in Redwood City where the cabinets aren’t hung straight. I figured I’d look at the cost to buy a home out…

I will Hulk SMASH you, perfectionism! From Simon Q (Flickr)

I Must Say Goodbye to Being Perfect

I have a type A personality. As a child, I colored in the lines. I like to follow directions and please people. But in my new life, I must scribble outside the box—and my comfort zone. I have to say goodbye to a core part of me: My perfectionism. My new job at a startup…

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Weighing in on “Feminism”

Feminism is a hot topic these days. And by “hot” I mean that it’s mentioned everywhere and yet disputed. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently suggested that women shouldn’t ask for raises but rather trust that the system will take care of them, creating quite the backlash. Sarah Silverman did a TV ad that aims to raise $30 trillion to…

Taking a picture of some guy taking a picture of the Cali sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Oh, Heeeeeeyyyy There

Sorry, y’all. I thought during my time off and into my new adventures that I’d be writing and posting frequently. Because, ya know, what else would I have to do? The best laid plans… Anyway, I’m back! It’s Columbus Day and I have the day off. Who has Columbus Day off?! Weirdos. Not that I’m…

With my amazing parents in Evergreen.

Hey, Colorado. F(orget) You.

I’ve written about how I will never live in Colorado again—despite the fact that I consider it my home. Let me clarify: My parents’ lovely, wonderful, and supportive house is my home. Everywhere else in Colorado can go F(orget) itself. I tried to like it again. Honestly, I tried sooooo hard. I spent two months …

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California or Bust!

Here I am. In California. With B. I’m, like, totally, a California Girl now. Totally. I’m the floor. Because we have no furniture. I took a nap this afternoon with nothing but a blanket and a pillow. After a 24-hour drive to get here, some shut-eye—no matter where or how—was pure heaven. The drive out was…

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Home

I’ve written about the idea of home before. Here and here. I’ve been staying at my childhood home in Evergreen, Colorado and I love it. But after 6 weeks off, I’m also ready to go back to my own life. I’m ready to go home. I still can’t be in Colorado. This state isn’t the place…