Stop Striving For Perfection

This post originally appeared on my new site Cappuccinos & Chaos. If you like this, go check out more here! How many of us are trying to live up to the Superwoman trope and feel like we’re failing? If you are anything like me, you are trying to do everything, be everything, and failing under the…

A Letter For My Daughter On Life Lessons

I find that being a parent is, by far, the most challenging job I have ever had. There are many days when I am acutely aware of my shortcomings both as a mother and as a human. I am often short-tempered, frequently too busy, too controlling, and far too anxious. I worry that my child, whom…

The Upside Of Unemployment

I have been quite silent as of late, in case you haven’t noticed. I’m a bit mad with myself over it, as I was reaching a good stride with regular posting. I have been going through a small crisis, you see, that has pulled me away from almost everything. Shortly before I posted my plea…

Random Thursday Thoughts

The laundromat near where I work sells cacti. They just hang out in the front window near a wall of dryers and a detergent display under an old sign that says “Cactus Sale”. Every single day I pass this sign and wonder what would posses the owner of a laundromat to sell these tiny resilient…

Random Thursday Thoughts

Why is there no font to adequately convey sarcasm? Think about it. We have ALL CAPS for yelling, HaLf CaPs for idiocy, italic and BOLD for emphasis, hell, we even have emoji keyboards to convey any range of random shit. Still, though, no goddamn font or indicator for my frequent use of sarcasm. Isn’t that just wonderful…

A Caffeinated Parody

I’d like a medium coffee, cream and sugar, and one blueberry muffin please. What flavor coffee? No flavor, just coffee. Yes, coffee, but what flavor for the coffee. I don’t want flavored coffee. Just regular coffee. Oh, regular coffee with milk and sugar.  No milk, cream please. Just a medium sized hot coffee, no flavor,…

Letter Writing In Good Company

There is a quote by Lord Byron that goes “Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company” and I find his words resonate with me in a very particular way; as if someone, finally and truly, understands me. Letter writing is about more than a stationery addiction, collection of pens, and borderline juvenile…