I’m a creature of habit and I like control. Having a puppy that sheds so much white fur on dark brown laminate compels me to vacuum daily. Not only is my home cleaner, but completing that task almost gives a feeling of peace. I know this sounds a little wacky, but these days I’m finding …

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I don’t often post about more incendiary topics, but today is different. Yesterday, I posted what now seems like a very tone-deaf post about brunch, though that was not my intention and I could not have anticipated the violence and unrest that would occur throughout the late afternoon and evening in downtown Chicago. I know …

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Hello, friends. It’s two weeks that Boo has been home with me. He remains a very welcome companion during these lonely times, especially during the snowy April days when going outside for a small change of scenery seems undesirable. Of course, we still do for potty training, which continues to go generally well, though some …

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This past weekend, I felt emotionally rescued by my friend Andrea. She picked me up all the way from Arlington Heights. She and her three daughters who are like nieces to me brought me so much comfort. I’ve been quarantining alone, being extremely vigilant, as I know she has. We remained like that at her …

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Hello, friends. I haven’t written in a little while as I’ve been processing our new reality of quarantine and social distancing. It’s been challenging in the obvious ways but also quite revelatory on a personal level. I was video conferencing with a candidate yesterday and she said something that stuck with me: “I didn’t realize …

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It’s hard not to feel a bit creature-like, all cooped up at home. Regardless of your status, we are all struggling because we’ve had to severely restrict our comings and goings. It’s hard not to feel like we’re imprisoned. I will admit that at times I feel a sense of foreboding and deep anxiety. I’m …

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Keeping it simple with today’s post. My health. My family and friends’ health. The seriousness with which my family and friends take their health, coronavirus, and the recommended precautions. Solo walks by Lake Michigan. A caring boss and the ability to work remotely that will allow me to maintain income. Access to food, water, and …

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This morning I woke up at 10:40 am; absolutely unheard of for me, but I’ll attribute it to stress management and wanting to stretch out the pleasant dream I was having for as long as possible. The first thing I decided to do was go for a very long walk. I was feeling incredibly stir …

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On Sunday while having lighthearted brunch with my lovely and hilarious friend Danielle, I received a text message that Kobe Bryant had died. I gasped audibly in the restaurant and a few expletives admittedly escaped my mouth. I’m not a sports fan, but I did grow up playing basketball. Regardless, everyone knows how iconic and …

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As I mentioned in my earlier posts this year, I have decided to reinvigorate my dating efforts this year. Of all of the applications available, I have found Bumble to be the most fruitful…to some extent. After chatting with an interesting person for the last week or so, he canceled on me twice. I wasn’t …

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