Last week my therapist said that as painful as grief is, it's reflective of how much you loved someone. My optimism about Tubs' ability to recover from his illness didn't keep him alive. He passed away at home, in my arms, while I was feeding him. It was traumatic. I was wracked with guilt. I … Continue reading Grief Reflects Love
Without exception every single day in our digital age we need to interact with other human beings. Most times the people we interact with aren't even the one's we care about. When we finally get to those we love we need to listen, respond, follow up, make plans, keep plans, check in.... it can be … Continue reading Am I Doing Friendship Right?
This won’t be a post telling you how to not want what others have. You always will. Instead this post muses on being worried that you might be left out or replaced. It's being stuck between happiness for others and fear about where you stand. This time of year it's a feeling I feel quite … Continue reading Jealousy…
The past weekend I moved to an apartment in Evanston. Three stories up with no elevator. We were too stubborn to hire movers and a part of me thinks we might always be. Maybe that's okay. My sister, brother-in-law and I have spent a decade helping one another with moves, so at this point we're … Continue reading Goodbye Lincoln Square, Hello Evanston!
Yesterday was a hot, humid, beautiful Chicago summer day. I made plans with friends, coworkers, and classmates to head to Millenium Park to watch the movie La La Land at the Jay Pritzhker Pavilion. As it often happens, things came up for some folks so the final count was four and we made our way … Continue reading Learning to Go With the Flow