The day after I published that last post (Tentative Love-Letter to a Relationship Now Concluded), I heard from Ben via email. I had half-forgotten he had email; my defenses weren’t impenetrable after all. He said he was good with me posting photos. Getting his polite, two-sentence email sent me straight into an emotional black hole,
I met Ben in January 2021. He’s the first person with whom I ever fell in love. We broke up about a month ago (August 2022). Since then, my feelings have consisted of a lot of sadness, loneliness, anger, frustration, and intense jealousy, even though none of these are rational or constructive. This blog post
I need to be my actual self from now on. I’ve gotten whatever it was I was going to get from not doing that. When I was living in Oklahoma, I was so depressed I was worried I was just going to not wake up one day. That was the main factor that drove my
The LDS church is no longer part of my life. It seems like a good time to compile the good parts and put that chapter to bed. I’ve been mostly Mormon for my whole life up until semi-recently (2020), where by “mostly Mormon”, I mean… I dunno. I usually (not always) went to church, only
I wrote this on Day 9 after the surgery. Pre-surgery, I was trying to find info on what the experience was like. Everyone said it was miserable, but couldn’t explain anything beyond that. So, yeah. Read this, and then you’ll know. The first couple of nights, there was phlegm or something in the back of
Last summer, I sold my house in River Heights. It was a little small and not super expensive when I bought it — I chose it originally because (a) I hadn’t sold my house in Okie yet, and so didn’t have as much cash as I would’ve liked, (b) the house was slightly below median
It’s sort of a type for my life in that sense. I go backpacking sometimes. I’m not really a serious backpacker and I don’t know that it’s a particularly integral part of who I am, but still: sometimes I pack up, drive somewhere, walk somewhere, then sleep on the ground for a night or more.
This is how far it got. It looks like a professional head shot because it is (I needed one for the school website). Was taken in March I’m not sure there’s much else to say about it. It got trimmed several times before March, but I guess that’d be about a year of growing to
Driving up to Boise to see the Modest Mouse concert in September gave me keen opportunity to drive through Twin Falls, a place where I used to live. Hence the post title. I also drove through Rupert, where I lived for like a week before moving to Twin (as the locals call it). In Rupert,
I’ve been investigating getting a dog since about senior year of college (= for the last 21 years). My SIL started harassing me (brutally) to get a dog earlier this year, plus it seems like a good time in life to stop not doing things for fear of unknown consequences. Ergo, I got a dog.