Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 It is late December, and I am at the Nutcracker with one of my best friends when I receive a call from the doctor. They have not begun yet, so I answer.… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 5)

Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2011 American Thanksgiving weekend. I visit my boyfriend in New York. Nothing of note happens. I apply to a handful of universities in NYC for graduate school, and end up getting into… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 4)

Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2009 I’ve just returned from my time away in England, and have been invited to go down to New York by a friend I made there. I’d had a bit of a… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 3)

Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

[This series was inspired by this post, and is a fictional inquiry into what might have been if I’d made different choices.]   2004 At fourteen years old, I have begun to develop an eating disorder. Because I am so busy, no one really notices when I start to shrink. They assume it’s due to… Continue reading Fiction Series: Roads Not Taken (Part 1)

Beginnings · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

Something about roads we don’t take; or, Life Goes On

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about life, and my expectations for it. I think about all the things I’ve done, and how much I feel like I’ve slowed down. How much I’ve “grown up”. I’ve got a grown-up job, a husband, a car, and a house. I’ve got stability. Hell, I have back… Continue reading Something about roads we don’t take; or, Life Goes On

Death · Family · Life-Defining Moments

On Grief

When my grandfather died, I felt grief in spades. Grief means that we cared enough to feel something from loss, and for a very long time, I didn’t feel anything. During my latter years of elementary school, and through most of highschool, my emotional range was pretty messed up. Like I discuss in a prior… Continue reading On Grief

Life-Defining Moments · Relationships

National Coming Out Day

Friends! Today is National Coming Out Day, so I’d like to express my love and support for all those struggling with – or embracing! – their gender and/or sexual identities, and tell you all about my own struggle with self identity. When I was young, I hated boys. Boys were stupid. Not in the way… Continue reading National Coming Out Day

Life-Defining Moments · Writing

My First Love

This is the piece referenced in this post. Enjoy. The last time I was with my first love was barely a few months before the man who would become my husband and I reconnected. We were sitting on the bluffs by Lake Ontario, with a full moon suspended in a clear sky. I gave him an ultimatum… Continue reading My First Love

Family · Fiction · Life-Defining Moments · Writing

American Dream

Before her father built the house in 1929, there was nothing but weeds. Now, almost a century later, the house stands as a testament to the American dream. The yard is tidy, and a flower pot sits neatly on the rail of the newly built access ramp. The garage is new also, built at the… Continue reading American Dream

Beginnings · Life-Defining Moments · Work · Writing

Not Safe, Not Sorry

My husband and I have embarked on a pretty cool adventure. I’m both terrified and excited. As of Sunday, we moved out of our apartment, and store our stuff at my parents’ house. We have driven down to New York to visit my in-laws. We’ll be sort of using their house as a hub, from here visiting… Continue reading Not Safe, Not Sorry