I struggle with this question nearly every year. I was raised religious, so holidays were typically a time of worship. But after I left religion, I struggled to define my relationship to holidays. We’re traveling to visit my family in California for Christmas. This week, I’ve been getting the Holiday Scaries – the anxiety aroundContinue reading “Why holidays?”
For a Friendsgiving celebration I attended last weekend, I wrote a toast (or a blessing, or a spell) to be said in lieu of a prayer before the meal.
Taylor Swift has re-released Red. I’ve been listening to it this morning and flashing back to when she last released this album. 2012. 2012 was a pivotal year for me – In the fall, when Red came out, I was in Chicago for the first time interning at Obama’s election headquarters. I remember listening toContinue reading “All Too Well…”
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I am just going through the motions. My heart isn’t in… anything. I feel numb to all of it. I thought I was experiencing a state of “ennui”, but when I actually looked up that word on Google (a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupationContinue reading “Assuming the world doesn’t end”
I like to say yes. When someone asks me to do something, my yes is almost automatic. I’m really good at the word yes. While agreeing to help with a favor or do something for you initially seems selfless, what I’m realizing is that saying yes when I should have said no is actually comingContinue reading “Learning to Say No”