DOES EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE PINK TAX?

I just came from the drug store. Because ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, which protected a woman’s right to getting an abortion, I’ve been petrified. And even though I’m not currently sexually active, I’m doing my damndest to become sexually active again! And I’m still in my childbearing years, even though I’m 42. So, I thought it would be smart to purchase some Plan B to have on hand, JUST IN CASE. Because it’s not looking good for Pennsylvania in terms of abortion rights and where PA will land with their laws. And I just had to pay $50 FUCKING DOLLARS for one package of this. For one pill! And this my friends, is an example of the pink tax. Continue reading DOES EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE PINK TAX?

MY ZANY MOTHER VALUED FUN AND NEVER GIVE AF

This is the second post in my “The Story Of My Mother” series. And even though in my first post, I declared my intention to keep this series chronological, I’m already straying here. It’s just too impossible to share about my mother in any linear way. So I’m going to lean into the organic flow, and share some details with you about her zany personality in this post. Continue reading MY ZANY MOTHER VALUED FUN AND NEVER GIVE AF

I’M ALMOST NEVER STRESSED, BUT I HAVE BEEN LATELY

I was trying to think of the last time I was this stressed out in life. And I concluded that the last time I felt this way was in March of 2020. Now, I know for most of us, March 2020, was when much of the world started to go into Covid-19 lockdown. However, there were so many other crazy things going on in my life at that time, that the lockdown just added to the already existing insanity. And I feel like that’s what’s happening now. For me, I can handle stressful situations as long as the rest of my life is pretty okay. But when multiple stressors come together all at once, it’s too much for me, and I just kind of can’t handle things. Continue reading I’M ALMOST NEVER STRESSED, BUT I HAVE BEEN LATELY

3 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME LAUGH INSTEAD OF CRY RIGHT NOW

I’m tired of talking about sad and political things that just piss me off. So, I’m not going to say a word about any of it. And if you are interested in reading more about my take on the bullshit happening at the moment, you can read my post, “I’ve Never Been Afraid To Be In This Country Before, But I Am Now.” Because really, I just want to laugh and cheer myself up. It’s good to sink into the darkness, it really is. It’s needed right now, in order to feel all of your feelings. However, you gotta keep it moving, and you gotta laugh in order to stay afloat. This isn’t toxic optimism I don’t think. Instead, this is about survival and resilience. So, without further ado, I’m presenting to you the 5 things that are making me laugh instead of cry right now. Continue reading 3 THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME LAUGH INSTEAD OF CRY RIGHT NOW

I’VE NEVER BEEN AFRAID TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY BEFORE, BUT I AM NOW

Let me start off by saying that I acknowledge that this blog post title is coming from a place of EXTREME white, female, cisgender privilege. And I’m not going to apologize for that or get any further into that. Because I can’t help where, how, and under what circumstances I came into this world. And neither can you. We work with what we have. And I also think that in light of the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade, it’s not helpful to blame or bash other women, or men, or races, or classes, for what has happened. Even if certain races, classes, and genders are to blame. Instead, I think it’s time for the sane and kind human beings of this country to come together and protect one another. Because I’m really very afraid to be in this country right now. And I think the people with their souls still in tact need to stick together. Continue reading I’VE NEVER BEEN AFRAID TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY BEFORE, BUT I AM NOW

IMAGINE IF YOU WERE JOBLESS FOR 10 YEARS STRAIGHT

Firstly, this isn’t a post about being jobless. It’s about being single. And I’m just warning you, this might be another “please feel sorry for me” post. So I’m apologizing in advance. However, I was trying to think of a way to explain what it’s like to be perpetually single for close to two decades. And how truly wrong it feels to experience relationship scarcity for an extended period of time. So, this is what I came up with. And am asking you for a moment, to imagine that jobless-ness and single-ness are one and the same. And in this post, I’m going to break down what it might look and feel like to be jobless for 10 years. When in reality, I’m just talking about myself, and swapping out love for work. Make sense? Then, let’s go! Continue reading IMAGINE IF YOU WERE JOBLESS FOR 10 YEARS STRAIGHT

FLORENCE, FIONA, AND I MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

This post is going to be a bit self-indulgent and rather obnoxious, I fear. But, I’m trying my best to just feel better about things. And it’s a full moon right now, so my emotions and thoughts are super intense at this current time. Anyway, as I was feeling sorry for myself about my plight (perpetual singleness at age 42), something occurred to me. And I thought about how if I was happy in a relationship, I probably wouldn’t have as much to share on my blog. Or with others in general. Because when I’m tortured, I’m constantly learning. And constantly creating. So, just like Florence Welch and Fiona Apple, two of the most romantically angsty musical artists I know, perhaps my pains are not in vain. Continue reading FLORENCE, FIONA, AND I MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

I KEEP LOOKING OUTSIDE OF MYSELF FOR LOVE AND HAPPINESS

I think I’m doing this whole life thing wrong at the moment. Because I know on paper, the wiser rules say that we have to be happy with ourselves first before we can love another. And I’m not saying I’m not happy with myself. I really do love myself, even more now than I ever have. My heartbreaking breakup really sent me that gift. And yet, when I hear people say that all the love we need is within ourselves, I get confused. I wonder how someone can be fine if they lost their partner. Or went their whole lives without someone to share it with. And I know it’s wrong, but I have to admit, that right now, I keep looking outside of myself for love and happiness. And I’m not sure what to do about this. Continue reading I KEEP LOOKING OUTSIDE OF MYSELF FOR LOVE AND HAPPINESS

IMAGINE YOURSELF FLOATING IN A RIVER

Okay, I’m not sure where I’m going to go with this post as of now. But hang in there with me and let’s just see. This post was inspired by a newsletter I read this morning in which a woman named Pamela Kribbe channeled a message from Mother Earth. If you’re not into this kind of thing, you can still get something from this post and this quote. Because this quote was essentially asking us to imagine ourselves floating in a river. And to feel what it feels like to just let go. As if the river represents our world and our life as we currently know it. Continue reading IMAGINE YOURSELF FLOATING IN A RIVER