Category Archives: Honesty

  It’s so beautiful outside. I’m at a corner table in my neighborhood library. From the second floor I can see the lush green lawn and the edge of the giant oak tree. There are bursting-at-the-blossom purple flower baskets hanging from the lamp posts and people walking by in their summer’s best. And I’m crying. […]

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  I love the word covfefe. I just think it is the most hilarious, most internet-y thing to have ever happened and I can just imagine BJ and I laughing our faces off together over it. I imagine our conversation over it would center mostly around its pronunciation. I REALLY want it to be pronounced […]

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  I’m sober now. Clearheaded. It only took 19 months. But now I’m Andrea again, no longer a walking talking cloud of shock and grief and excess weight. The immediate shock and stun of loss has worn off and now I feel more like me than I have since he died. Except my sober self […]

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  For me, the easy thing is Grad School. It sounds weird to stay, but I know for me, for Andrea, the easy choice would be to go to grad school. The harder choice is rest. You see, I thrive in academia. I like expectations and I’m a quick reader and I’m a good essay […]

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  It’s a very interesting time for me. I’ve been preparing for Zimbabwe and I am unbelievably excited. But simultaneously there have been some Big Career and Life Decisions that needed to be made before the big trip. The biggest of which being Grad School. And I needed to decide before I left. And I […]

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