I’ve struggled a lot with loneliness in recent years. It doesn’t help that I’m an introvert. I crave solo time, it both recharges and calms me. I also struggle with anxiety and depression, which can often make it difficult to find the will to get up and go out and be with other people, which … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Buying Myself Flowers
A Big Move, or Bright Stars Big Lakes
A couple months ago I made a really big move. I left Vail, Colorado—my home for the last 10 years—and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan—my home state. The decision to move came to me very quickly. I had been mulling a move, a change, for several months. It was clear things weren’t working as they … Continue reading A Big Move, or Bright Stars Big Lakes
What I’ve Learned from Being Perpetually Bad with Money
I started this year with $11.20 in my bank account, my credit cards maxed out and having just closed my only savings account because I needed its $120 balance to get by. My resolution for the New Year was to stick to my budget in order to end the year in better financial balance. Well, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Being Perpetually Bad with Money
What it’s Like to be Very Lonely
I’ve seen enough light in my life, though, to know that it’s worth the work; that it’s worth trying to have more of it.