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Big news for the new year.

Oh, January: a month of fresh starts, particularly if you’re me and are recovering from your very own etch-a-sketch end of the world. The changes that I set in motion in November were part of an ongoing process, after all. So 2013 opens on a slew of new beginnings for me – a re-raveling of sorts.Continue Reading

Why I stayed. Why I left.

I had plenty of reasons to stay, it seemed, always, at any given moment. I liked Omaha. I loved Omaha. I built a good life there, despite many, many moments of sincere struggle (experiences no different than everyone else mucking through their late 20s). But I grew up in northern Virginia. I’m an east coast girl, as anyone has seen my driving can attest. And in the back of my mind, I think I always knew I’d return to DC – it was just a question of when. And “when” was always a far-off, mythical, future proposition. Continue Reading

“I’m just saying there are options.”

If I were to be brutally honest – if I weren’t, why the hell am I here? – then I would admit that I might be having a very itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny crisis of confidence right now.

It’s not that I mind owning up to the vulnerability, but rather than I feel a great deal like throwing a pity party right now, and that never comes across terribly well, online or off. Continue Reading