On Noticing

I had a teacher in middle school, Mrs. A, who wanted us to learn the 21 comma rules of the English language. As a "rebellious" pre-teen I decided that requirement was ridiculous and actively chose to not learn those comma rules. I, and about half of the class, failed the test.…

Discovering Empowerment

Four months ago Adam and I bought a house. A house that needed renovations. I don't like doing house "things" besides buying a million decorative pillows only to return 955,000 after choosing exactly the right ones. This is an iterative process and takes me roughly the time of three full moons.…

A Mental Reset for the Gym

I stood up from bed an hour ago with a familiar feeling in my body; I was sore. Adam and I have been renovating a house and I can recall that the only times I've felt this way in the recent past was after I'd done 10 hours of awkward positioned…