I read somewhere recently that comparison is an addiction to losing, and, oh man, did it hit home.

One of the biggest things I struggle with is comparing myself to others—friends, acquaintances, strangers on the internet—and feeling like a failure because I’m not succeeding in the same ways they are. Never mind that I’m not even actively trying to achieve what they are (endless examples include: when someone announces a pregnancy / buys a house / that they’ve traveled to 100 countries / that they’ve gotten a book deal). And it’s started to drive home the point to me that how you define success reflects your priorities.

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Of the moment // 7.14.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

July 14, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on loving, and leaving, New York

“It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my  finger upon the moment it ended, can never cut through the […]

July 12, 2017 Continue reading…

10 things you can’t miss in NYC

New York City is an easy city to be overwhelmed by: heck, I’ve lived here for five years and still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. There’s just so much good stuff–from the tucked away local restaurants and secret gardens to some of the most iconic buildings […]

July 11, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 7.7.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

July 7, 2017 Continue reading…

A visit to Longwood Gardens

It’s no secret that I love love love flowers (!). Part of that was growing up with a grandmother who loved gardening, and who passed it down through the generations. But I think another part of it has been the last five years living in New York City: I finally realized just how rejuvenating the […]

July 6, 2017 Continue reading…

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC: DONE!

HOORAY! I checked everything off my NYC bucket list juuuuust in time for our move out West. I created this list back in January knowing that we would be moving when our lease was up at the end of June. Knowing that our time in the city had an actual end date bit of fire […]

July 5, 2017 Continue reading…