too many places - It’s my last day in San Diego for at least the coming 6 months of my life. I paused more than I usually do to look around, breath a bit deeper, and take in one more palm tree. It was overcast all day today. I joked to myself that it was either San Diego forcing […]
this pause - I’m doing an isolation journal prompt series and welcome you to join! I’m only sharing responses to prompts that feel acceptable enough to share (don’t involve others for example). Prompt: Write about a time when you (or your character) experienced something that may be a common human event (for example: scratching an itch, sneezing, petting an animal, […]
mentally drooling - Is it possible to be too attached to not having attachments? I’m moving in a few weeks which has resulted in my weekends being spent eying my belongings suspiciously. To make matters worse, there was a mass break-in to a bunch of cars including mine a few months ago. Turns out the robbers were clever […]
hear your voice - My grandma called me today. I missed the call only noticing it 30 minutes later. At 93 paralyzed on half of her body from a stroke years ago, it’s a feat of will that she wrestled with technology to call me. I generally hate phone calls. I find them awkward and exhausting with every non […]
feel with me - Do you ever feel a longing to write but without any words to wrangle into sentences? It feels like wanting to cook but opening the fridge to find it empty. It feels like when you can’t remember the name of something obvious. I’ve been sitting with this tip of the tongue feeling all day hoping […]
a wonderful goodbye - I’ve been thinking a ton about goodbyes recently. While meditating this morning, these thoughts gripped me anew making me appreciate this part of myself even more. I think it’s a reaction to being so far away from loved ones and my brain blending memories together. Who was the last person I hugged? How did my […]
excuse for vulnerability - Last week, on a whim born out of caffeine and restlessness, I created an event on my calendar and added 6 close LGBTQ+ friends to it who, for a variety of reasons, I felt would gel. The event description read as follows: Guidelines: This is a version 1 aka additions/edits welcomed by the crew There’s never […]
already knowing the answer - I’m doing an isolation journal prompt series and welcome you to join! I’m only sharing responses to prompts that feel acceptable enough to share (don’t involve others for example). Your prompt for today: Make a short list of texts from your past, even better if you can select particular passages or moments that meant something to you. […]
anyone not willing - I’m doing an isolation journal prompt series and welcome you to join! I’m only sharing responses to prompts that feel acceptable enough to share (don’t involve others for example). Prompt What’s the funniest thing that happened to you last year? Write a paragraph from the point of view of an inanimate object that bore witness to it. […]
shiny new calmness - I’m doing an isolation journal prompt series and welcome you to join! I’m only sharing responses to prompts that feel acceptable enough to share (don’t involve others for example). Prompt: I invite you to reflect on a new beginning that was meaningful for you. You might think about a literal beginning: new job, relationship, state of being […]