Micromanagement

My self-managed anxiety manifests itself in surprisingly normal-looking ways. I don't have a messy room. Clutter is usually too much for me and I like things to sit in just the right spot. I'm hyper-organized. I have a planner, a bullet journal, and I've recently  begun printing out weekly time sheets to make sure I …

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Hard, Difficult, Complex Grief

October 1st is my dead dad's birthday, and I measure my worth in productivity. Let me explain how those things are related: Today I needed a break. September 24th is the day he died, October 1st is his birthday. I try to forget it or remember it extra hard--having a dead parent with whom you …

September Playlist

It's time for the September Playlist! This playlist is determined by my favorites from my Discovery Weekly playlists on Spotify and I thought it would be nice to share some music I like for anyone looking for new jams. My favorites from this playlist include: Honey by Kehlani 8TEEN by Khalid Well Off by Former …

Uppity

My stepdad comes from a small town. Admittedly, I don't come from an enormous city--but I grew up in a sort of Little Big City Urban Sprawl Situation. It's easier to say that I'm from New Orleans before I say I'm from anywhere else. It's been a privilege in a lot of ways. I grew …

August Playlist

Something I want to try doing is a Playlist of the Month--wherein I sift through my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify through the month, and make a compilation of some Jams for y'all to listen to (should that be of interest to you). The Ultimate Bops from this playlist include: Worst in Me - Julia …