Cotty2016

We said it was going to be cold – like really cold – like pack only warm clothes and then some more kinda cold. But you still imagine that a cottage must be warmer than the unprotected air outside, until you get there.

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Purity rings, anxiety, & stepping into your own footprints even if you trip.

I’ve wanted to write this for a while, I think. Or at least I’ve considered writing about it for a while, and I’ve written a paragraph or so and then abandoned it for several months at a time. Because aside from the fear of how personal this could get, how many people actually want to […]

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Two-Faced.

Do you remember when we would complain that our friends were two-faced? That they had different versions of themselves, that would come to life depending on who they were around? At the time it seemed like a terrible thing, and we tried to justify our actions to declare our one-faced selves. How terribly off we must’ve been.

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Midnight Honesty.

When I was younger I used to sleep with the window open in the winter so I could pull the sheets around me tighter and maybe we all have our own ways of holding ourselves together.

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Things we misinterpret.

My questions at 2am and my hand in your hair does not mean “tell me where this is going,” it means, “I like listening to what you have to say and I don’t think enough of us take time to enjoy the small and temporary things.”

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Home for the Holidays

Home is not four walls and the house I grew up in. Home is the way I felt when I got off the plane and stepped into their arms.

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The overthinks.

I am excellent
At taking healthy foods
And making them unhealthy

Just like I am far too good
At taking simple things
And making them complicated

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