10 Ways to Celebrate and Enjoy Spring

It is officially spring! That means flowers and trees are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, butterflies and bees are flying about, and baby animals are showing up everywhere. It’s the season of rebirth and new life and it’s a happy time.

Unless you live in north Texas like me, and suffer from even the most average of seasonal allergies, which are at their absolute worst here. Or, you’re like my friends in the north and the UK, and are getting a second winter and tons of snow.

Because, you know, seasons are “more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.”

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Cleaning Out Your Closet as an Act of Self-Love

Let me start by saying I mean literally cleaning out your closet. Yeah, metaphorically it can be an act of self-love, too, but that’s a whole different discussion for another day. Continue reading “Cleaning Out Your Closet as an Act of Self-Love”

I Am a Nerd Like My Parents Before Me

Do you ever have those moments where you’re like, “I really am a product of my raising”? It doesn’t have to be a parent’s influence; it could be a guardian or even a grandparent or aunt that you were really close to whose habits or interests or mannerisms you’ve adopted as your own.

My mom died last year, but she and my dad had very similar interests, and as an adult, I’ve realized how many of those interests I’ve adopted as part of myself. Continue reading “I Am a Nerd Like My Parents Before Me”

Why I Deleted Facebook from My Phone

I did it. It happened the day after the school shooting in Florida. I found myself getting into arguments with people about stupid things and I noticed my anxiety getting higher and my threshold for bullshit getting lower. I knew what I needed to do, thanks to the encouragement of my best friend, and I did it.

Here’s what I learned. Continue reading “Why I Deleted Facebook from My Phone”