I was thinking about the Marie Kondo method of decluttering-- you review each item in your life and keep only items that spark joy. If I were to only keep things that spark joy, the very first thing I would declutter is my job. Laughter



Edith was always a creative child. Those without a bustling group of childhood friends often are. She drew and created, read books and did experiments, talked to her dog and her sister, and used her imagination to her utmost ability. She never shied away from exploring further, writing letters to authors of books she liked … Continue reading Art


My boyfriend the summer after senior year of high school wore a black hoodie with a red heart at the end of the sleeve. He would then say, "I wear my heart at the end of the sleeve" and point to his wrists. Sleeve


It finally happened on a Monday. The Friday prior, one of her coworkers was fired. The boss did it via chat. He was in the office all day, working alongside her, then left around 2pm, went home, and chatted her. Her response was aghast, "are you really doing this over chat?" She was surprised, confused, … Continue reading Monday


She started applying for jobs. At first, only the interesting ones, only from home, with enthusiastic and personalized cover letters. Later, she applied to everything, always, tailoring the application packets in an incognito window during lunchtime. She signed up for email alerts and refreshed craigslist on a a regular basis, desperate for anything new and … Continue reading Interviews