The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my cat, Mr. Buckley. Tonight, I write to tell you and to grieve the fact he is no longer here. As soon as I left the vet clinic, empty carrier in hand, the skies opened up and poured rain the whole way home. It felt a bitContinue reading “The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most”

Reality Bites

“Hello, this is Lauren. She’s not here right now, but if you leave your name and your number, she might get back to you.” I had a realization at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday: I’ve been dissociating for at least 4 business days. The situation is delicate and I’ve spent the time since trying to findContinue reading “Reality Bites”

We’re All Mad Here

And down the rabbit hole we go… I spent this long weekend mostly disconnected from all my devices and unpacked some of my old books. The book I decided to crack open and reread? Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. When I first read this book in my early 20s. No other book I had readContinue reading “We’re All Mad Here”

Turn on, Tune In, Burn Out

“I’m good. Just been busy.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that phrase or said it myself I’d be retired and sipping a cocktail in the Maldives already. Alas, I am not retired. Just tired. Mentally and emotionally. Which has translated into some very fun physical manifestations. The past couple ofContinue reading “Turn on, Tune In, Burn Out”

Life Goes On

Time. It may feel like we are blessed with an infinite amount, when really it feels like nothing at all. We still spin and spin on this carousel of life, but when the ride stops, what will we remember? What do we take with us when we leave? I hope that we remember all theContinue reading “Life Goes On”

The Life of Mr. Buckley

Almost 9 years ago, my life changed for the better. Why? Well, I’ll tell you. It was a snowy, October evening and my roommate and I had just settled in to watch one of our favorite shows and cook dinner. She got up from the couch to check the mail outside, nothing out of theContinue reading “The Life of Mr. Buckley”