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Chaos during COVID

I read a quote recently that simply stated, “chaos makes the muse.” This hit me in a way I didn’t expect. Lately I have felt like my life has just been constant chaos, uncertainty and emotional turmoil. This, as for many, was sparked by COVID-19, but continued to seep...

The identities we don’t see

I walk through the doors, heels clacking a little too loudly, my blazer crisply rolled at the cuffs. An image of corporate-assuredness is presented and I am able to rattle off phrases like, “We’ve seen a lot of growth this quarter,” or “Isn’t the weather nice today,” as the...

Give yourself a chance

Have you ever assumed you would be terrible at something before you even attempted it? I always assumed I would be horrendous at all art because I cannot draw images even remotely resembling reality. My mindset was changed by a conversation with an elderly artist the other day. We...

Death before decaf? My year without caffeine

My first and all-time favorite job was working as a barista at a local coffee shop. However this job included two stipulations- 1. I was destined to be a coffee snob forever and 2. I would become addicted to coffee. I could drink two shots of espresso at 9...

When Marriage Isn’t Your First Priority

I have never been the girl who dreamed about her future husband, or fantasized about a wedding in the vineyards. It was never a priority to me and my focus remained elsewhere. When I moved to Mississippi, relationships became a lot more prominent and everyone around me seemed to...

Ditching Judgement

I recently had an encounter that has stuck with me and I don’t think it is leaving any time soon. Myself and a friend were at a downtown hotel bar and ended up meeting a group of people all in their 20s. The conversation started off pleasant, but quickly...

The Food Hall- Modernizing a City

I snapped a photo and was shocked by the image that followed. The background was modern, the food was innovative, and for just a second, I forgot I was in Jackson, Mississippi. I was in one of the most aesthetically pleasing and “on-trend” structures to make it to Jackson...

What the Service Industry Taught Me

The service industry changes you as a person. I worked as a barista on and off for several years, and full-time for the year following my college graduation. It was the hardest job I’ve had in my life- but I would not change it for the world. Being in...

Constantly Connected

I was watching Sex and the City the other day and became emotionally attached to the scene where Carrie Bradshaw decides to throw her phone into the water because she can’t face the messages piling up on it. I have often felt this way and wondered what it would...

Ride the Wave

I am constantly waiting. Waiting for the next opportunity, the next life phase, or even the next weekend. I have a constant need for more and I never feel fully content in my current situation. This can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand it pushes me...
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