With every step, I realized I didn’t have to be juggling All The Things to be a worthwhile member of society. I just needed to exist.
For all her various contrived public personas and her possibly manufactured cult following, Taylor Swift is a modern day poet.
Despite how fruitless both nursing and writing can feel, I choose to engage with both.
“I am posting a bulletin from the sanctuary behind that closed bedroom door.”
I thought I had to make myself smaller, quieter, in order to survive.