Three years in Lil Rhody

  March 11 marked my three-year anniversary living in Rhode Island. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years, especially when I stop to think about how much has happened. Since I moved here: I’ve changed jobs and started looking into graduate school, including working my way through GRE prep and establishing where I want to…

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Par for the Course (Or, How Your First Celebrity Crush Never Dies)

This entry was originally written in response to the “nostalgia” prompt on Femsplain. A few weekends ago, the first person I ever told my mom I wanted to marry — Justin Timberlake — played in the annual celebrity golf tournament that’s been held in my hometown ever since I can remember. I got a text from my best friend…

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Checking in: The many and varied forms of self care

“Self care” has become kind of a buzz term over the last several years. That isn’t a bad thing; in fact, I think self care is one of the most important commitments a person can make. Taking time to check in with yourself and do something that makes you feel good is really, really important,…

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The last two months

Today, I looked at The Verbal Thing for the first time in a while. I logged into WordPress, went to my dashboard, approved some Pingback comments and realized that I haven’t published a post since March (despite having plenty of drafts to work from). At first, I was irritated with myself. For a while, I was…

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Mixtape: I hope you wanna let go

It is a truth universally acknowledged that moving is a pain in the ass. I had never truly realized just how much moving sucks until this week, when I packed up all my stuff and drove it from my parents’ house in the middle of New Hampshire to my new apartment in Rhode Island. Actually,…

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