The Nice GameStop Lady

I am a forgetful person in general. Not good with names or faces. But I do remember actions – and kindnesses. Especially when they come from strangers. My best friend and I, wannabe Pokemon masters to this day, bought Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver at their time of release. A wise decision, considering how much theContinue reading “The Nice GameStop Lady”

Vacation, All I Never Wanted

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I am fully aware the following story has a “first world problems” vibe, but sometimes, I just want to complain. Thus, I’m going to. This post will also contain descriptions of some rather gross medical conditions, but no pictures, so here is a trigger warning forContinue reading “Vacation, All I Never Wanted”

The Ache

This is not where I thought I would be. I am a fortunate person, in general. I fully recognize that. But, at thirty, I am not happy with where I am in my life. It is within my power to change my circumstances, but it is so very hard. When it feels like I haveContinue reading “The Ache”

Worth 1000 Words #14: The Top of the Stairs

At the tail end of a dismal 2020, I vowed to make 2021 better. For my personal life, professional life, and mental health. I can now safely say that not only was 2021 exponentially worse, but 2022 isn’t off to that great of a start either. The downward spiral has continued. I am sure thatContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #14: The Top of the Stairs”

Killer Swing

I was involved with sports for a significant portion of my adolescence. Basketball, soccer, track, and softball. I excelled in two of those (track and soccer) until a career ending knee surgery at age 15, and now I stick to the treadmill. On the bright side, I got out of it before I had timeContinue reading “Killer Swing”

Slump

As strange as it sounds, the start of the pandemic in 2020 marks the last time I read a book. For those who know me well, that’s pretty wild. Because in previous years, also documented on this site, I’ve been able to knock out 100+ books. But I only read 1 or 2 books inContinue reading “Slump”

Worst

2020 has been the worst year of my life. 28 years in, and 2020 broke me. It broke me down, chewed me up, spit me out, then stomped all over me. Maybe it’s a quarter life crisis. Maybe the whole quarantine lifestyle got to me. Maybe the state of the world wore me out. MaybeContinue reading “Worst”