Tag Archives: self-care

On Being an Introvert (Part Two)

Read Part One here! Now I am thinking about what it means to be an introvert in the communities I am involved in. Within punk and radical circles, I feel there is a huge emphasis on working in groups, organizing … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert (Part One)

Read Part Two here! I’m an introvert. I always have been. And learning more about introversion has been helping me make sense of some of my personality “quirks,” such as a preference for hangouts one-on-one or at least in very … Continue reading

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Turning Twenty-Seven

In four days, I’ll be celebrating my twenty-seventh birthday. When I was much younger, I thought my twenties would be like an episode of Friends, but by the time I reached my twenties, I was so suicidally depressed that I … Continue reading

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Self-care reminder.

I’m learning that feeling exhausted with everything and wanting to take a break from the world are signs that something is wrong and I need to take better care of myself and make my boundaries more clear. Right now, that … Continue reading

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Best mail day, etc.

It felt like my birthday when I went to the post office and picked up a package from Mend My Dress Press. Not only had they sent me the Isle Content Anthology by Alexis Wolf that I’d been looking forward … Continue reading

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Take Care

When I went to Chicago last March, I got tattooed by Alana Robbie. In 2010, she tattooed a Greyhound bus on my left arm, and this time, she tattooed TAKE CARE on my knuckles. I’d written down hundreds of knuckle … Continue reading

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I got stars in my beard and I feel real weird for you.

Sometimes I feel like I am neglecting my friendships when I just want to stay home and write. I don’t have internet access at home right now, and every now and then, I choose to turn off my cell phone … Continue reading

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Self-Care When You’re Not at Home

“Self-Care When You’re Not at Home.” I have written this down so many times, adding ideas and point-form notes and lists and scribbles, intending to really really write about it, analyze it, share it. Especially with trips to New York … Continue reading

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library books and a desk and long nights

The other day, I was going to write about how magical my life is these days, but then I found out that an old friend of mine died. I don’t have time to make this eloquent because I only found … Continue reading

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What would you rather be doing? (Part Two)

Read Part One First! Well, I wrote my list. These are some things I’d rather be doing right now: Finding, naming, and gathering plants; holding hands; wandering in the snow; drinking tea with a friend; writing a letter; reading a … Continue reading

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