I’ve been procrastinating writing this for a while. I finished my comprehensive exams and then orally defended them this past Friday. And not only was I exhausted, but my anxiety was at a peak as long with everything that came with it. I wrote six essays around fifteen double spaced pages each. Only one shorter … Continue reading How I Am Practicing Doing Good Enough and Nothing More
I am in the camp of people that thinks naps are one of the best things ever invented. I love the feeling of afternoon sun on my face, the quiet that is the late afternoon, and the bliss of laying down, taking a screen break, and waking up less tired and achy. Always less achy. … Continue reading Why Everyone — the Anxious, the Chronically Ill—Everyone Needs Sleep.
I remember the first time I went a sleepover and saw my friend read in bed before we went to sleep. We were eight or nine and I hadn’t read before bed since my mom stopped reading aloud to me and my brother when we entered elementary school. The overhead light turned out and my … Continue reading Is It Possible to Actually Read Too Much?
One thing I never thought would be a source of stress and dissension between my partner and myself? Mattresses. But when you’re an insomniac with rods permanently in your back, and your partner likes soft and cozy beds, picking out a mattress is actually surprisingly difficult. And then living with your choice? Even harder. Almost … Continue reading Why My Partner and I Continually Struggle Over Our Mattress