I learned to reevaluate the meaning of ‘normal’ in relationships, and also my habit of reflexively turning to data.
It can be easy to confuse real emotion with the shiny drama enfolding it. Sometimes grand gestures are signs of grand feeling—sometimes they’re not.
Remain forever hungry, or enjoy the tried-and-true? Sometimes, I learned, it’s okay to double down on the life you have.
As my mother loses the ability to remember, I find myself playing with my own memory.
This data might scare you.
Many of us subconsciously believe there is only so much good allotted to us—so, when something good happens, watch out.
“What I look like” is not a static picture cut out and placed in different environments, but one that changes again and again.