Why I’m Happy I Deleted the Facebook App


Writer's Life

Taking Facebook off your phone almost sounds like a crazy thing to do. Bonus crazy points when you factor in how much of my career depends on being active on social media. But I didn’t get rid of my account. I just deleted the Facebook app. And I’m much happier because of it. In the two weeks since I deleted the app, my phone has been blissfully quieter. Not only that, but I’ve been spending less time on my phone.

11/24/2020

Lessons From a Day with Dr. Kristen Iversen


Writer's Life, Writing Classes

When the day of Dr. Kristen Iversen’s visit arrived, I woke up terribly sick. Between my fever and the number of antihistamines I took, I went through most of the day in a sweaty, lethargic, dizzy haze. While the smell of cherry cough drops rekindles a few memories, most of what I remember about that day comes from the notes I took. At least some part of me was clear-headed enough to make sure I could remember what stood out about getting to know Dr. Iversen for a day.

07/06/2020

A Letter From Isolation


Writer's Life

Hi. How are you doing? How loud is isolation-insanity knocking on your tightly bolted doors? I’m alright. I mean, I did decide to cut my own hair and give myself bangs. It went well. Self-isolating is how I got through college since I didn’t have the money to afford a social life. Plus, since we […]

05/08/2020