Typically, the days (in reality, weeks) leading up to my birthday are rife with anticipation. Am I ready to leave my current age behind, did I make the most of this past year of existence, what will it feel like to say I’m twenty-four, not twenty-three, etc. The thing is, this year, I didn’t really … Continue reading This is what 23 looks like (continued).
In the last month I’ve played craps until four in the morning, backpacked Colombia, eaten bugs, taken shots with graffiti artists in an old Chinese restaurant, rode a horse through the jungle, camped on a white sands beach, partied until 2am to motown on a Monday night and danced in a science museum. This … Continue reading This is what 23 looks like.
Throughout my entire existence – and my mother can attest to this – I’ve had a tendency to say, “I know.” When someone gives me instructions, I get frustrated. “I know, I know,” I say, “I know.” I believe the fear of seeming ignorant or slow is at the root of this. Yet when my … Continue reading “I Know”
Met up with an old friend for dinner last night. She graduated in 2012 and thus has a full 365 days of wisdom and advice to offer me as I conclude my first few months as a post-grad professional. She was asking me about my new job and I said that after seven weeks, I’m … Continue reading Are we asking for too much?
As I top off my first month living and working in the Bay Area, I find myself trying to make sense of this new reality. Over the course of the last four weeks, I have dragged hundred pound duffle bags from San Jose to San Francisco, enjoyed multiple outdoor patio brunches courtesy of my food-truck-drivin’ … Continue reading New adventures