Things I wish I knew before I started grad school (and j-school again)

When I moved to New York City in the fall of 2016, there were a lot of things I suddenly needed to adjust to. I hadn’t been in school for six years. I had never lived on campus before. I had never lived alone. I felt like during the eight and a half months I … Continue reading Things I wish I knew before I started grad school (and j-school again)

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2016: It was not all garbage fires

In the midst of thinking about all the bad things that happened in 2016, it was easy to forget the good things that happened, and even feel a little guilty if your personal life the past 365 days did not resemble a garbage fire.

The stuff of life: the real reason why it’s so hard for me to get rid of most of it (again)

Like many of my generation, I almost never buy CDs anymore. But I'm confronting hundreds of them and so much of my other stuff because I'm moving again. Going through all of your life's possessions is tedious. The idea of going through each item you own, figuring out if it gives you joy and how to get rid of it is exhausting. There are a lot of memories and emotions tied to stuff.