The summer of 2021 brought me home again. After more than a decade, I would move back into the only constant childhood home I knew. I hadn’t lived with my grandparents since high school; it’d been longer still since I’d lived with my mother. Now, at twenty-eight I traveled over 2,000 miles to move in… Continue reading A Return Home, Again
Looking out at the tall, serene trees at my favorite local park, I was sitting in my car when I got the news. I quickly scrolled through my Kaiser app. The words, "Your COVID 19 PCR test result was POSITIVE," struck me as if I had been dumped in ice water; my breath ripped from… Continue reading COVID-19 as a Portal: How Contracting the Delta Variant Turned “Hot Girl Summer” into a Homecoming
Trusting your gut is like coming home. It’s that feeling of utter rightness. It’s knowing that whatever decision we just made was meant to be. The problem. How do you trust your gut? It’s easy to say “trust your gut,” but it's an entirely different thing to put that saying into practice. As I have… Continue reading Trusting your gut is like coming home.