Today I chose to eat dinner at my dining room table. This may seem like a simple choice, or even an obvious one, but it isn't typical for me if I'm eating alone at home. You see, normally I'm on my couch watching something, or scrolling through my phone while music plays in the background. … Continue reading Choosing quiet
Yesterday I got on a plane to go to Houston, Texas by way of Charlotte, NC. My seat neighbor sat down right behind me and we struck up a conversation. If she hadn’t been right behind me I would have probably had my headphones in and book open already, but I hadn’t gotten there yet. … Continue reading “small world”
Hello. My name is Melissa and I don't listen to podcasts. As someone who loves learning new things, is a voracious reader, and considers themselves an intellectual, I really wish I liked podcasts. Especially for the looks I get when I tell people I don't listen to podcasts. You'd think I had just said "I … Continue reading Dear Podcasts, I’m sorry.
Shifting awkwardly back and forth in my chair I glistened under the lights. The robe, or "death bag" as my housemates and I called it, trapped heat more than I had anticipated. I'd achieved goal one: don't trip walking to your seat, but I had a few more to hit. I couldn't tell you who … Continue reading graduation day