Chapter Twenty-Three

The night before my birthday this year, I lay in bed and shed a few burning tears while thinking about what I would write for this annual occasion. Typically my process for writing these birthday posts consists of reflecting over the past year and trying to find a simplified narrative of a) what happened and…

Getting Into Embroidery

There are very few things I can do for twelve hours straight. At this age, I doubt that I could even sleep for twelve hours straight if I’d tried, but somehow, for the past month, I’ve found it impossible to stop embroidering. It’s a meditative activity—there’s repetition, and precision, and artistry involved, and I’ve always…

On Regressing in Lockdown

Every time someone I’m talking to brings up the coronavirus or the administration’s response to it, my throat tightens. I’m not sure why this happens— I think it’s because I have so many frustrating feelings about the whole thing, and yet it feels absolutely pointless to me to lay them all out, because rehashing the…

Latke Benedicts | From Scratch

It’s Day 28 of COVID-19 shelter-in-place and we’re all slowly losing our minds! Well, not completely, we’re all okay here, but being cooped up indoors has made me restless beyond belief. The one upside is that all the idle time indoors means I can now try every overly complicated, time-consuming recipe I want! Over the…

A Day On My Phone

I first came up with the idea to do some kind of piece about my behavior on my phone when I realized how often I pick up my phone to do one thing and end up doing another thing altogether. The idea was that I would track everything I did on my phone for a…

An Ode to Black Boots

A few months ago, I made a post about white tops, the staple of the summer, and how I style them. Now that the winter’s in full swing, I figured it was time for a post on black boots, the hero of my cold weather outfits. To be honest, I only wear black boots in…