Braving the Outside | From a Distance

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Dear Friend,

You won't believe this but this morning I went out to buy groceries, and actually got them! I was so smug on the way home – guilty, almost, like I've done something scandalous.

It's been weeks since I've successfully done this, given the shortages. Can you believe we used to take full shelves for granted?

This morning, my alarm went off at 6:30 (then again at 6:40, then again at 6:50...) I'd planned for a run. That's right. Today, I braved the outside.

Cooking, and Other Things I'm Not Particularly Good At | From a Distance

Wednesday, March 18, 2020



I am pro-embracing-things-you're-not-good-at-doing. Back in high school, I had an extreme all-or-nothing mentality – it was either do things perfectly, or not at all. Now I, a small handful of years wiser, fully revel in the art of doing things poorly. (As long as the list excludes my actual job & responsibilities.) So what are they?

From A Distance | Part 1

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


It's 5:56 PM. Hi there. It's been a few months.

I'd give a list of excuses for why I haven't been blogging, but none of them are good enough.

So welcome back.

I wanted to create a series documenting – I guess – life in the social distance. Think of these as paper airplanes flown out my window, hoping to reach yours. For connection. Companionship. A little human-ness in this very strange time. My hope is to make you feel a little less lonely. If you are. Whoever you are.
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