Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Will you be my grandmother’s pen pal?

3 Comments 24 September 2014

This is my grandmother. She is one of my favorite people. I come from a very small family. There are only four of us. My mother, my father, my grandmother and I. Dad left when I was seven, and my grandmother, who still lives across the street from my mother, helped raise me. I grew [...]

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Anxiety and the Thirty-Something

8 Comments 09 September 2014

It got to the point where I couldn’t leave the house. A small, round bruise on my leg would send me into unshakeable despair. “I’m going to die,” I’d repeat to myself. My suffering boyfriend, the man who didn’t sign up for this, would hold me and remind me, like he always did, that everything [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

10 Ways To Know If Your Fitbit Has Taken Over Your Life

5 Comments 03 September 2014

Activity trackers have been all the rage in 2014, and arguably no device has received such wide acclaim as the Fitbit. For many, the Fitbit, which comes in the form of a clip or wristband, has become a form of obsession. Once you’ve joined the Cult of Fitbitdom, there is no turning back. You take [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Is the news making you sad? You’re not alone.

6 Comments 15 August 2014

It’s been a tough week. For everyone. Ah, fuck it. It’s not just the week. Things have been tough for a long time. The news. Oh, the news. It has gotten to a point where you just don’t want to read it, see it, hear it. But you gotta. You have to stay informed. You have [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Finding Companionship in Your 80s: A Love Story

5 Comments 23 July 2014

My grandmother drinking a margarita for the first time in her life “This man started chatting me up in the parking lot,” my grandmother called to tell me this past Saturday. “Man, did he like to talk a lot. He’s 87 too.”  I wasn’t sure where she was going with this. “Anyway, he asked me [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Stories of Strangers on the Train: The Veteran

1 Comment 26 June 2014

I met a lot of people on my recent 96-hour train trip. I shared a story about the old man who looked like the main character in Up. He was traveling to Chicago from San Antonio, heartbroken after arriving the day after his sister had passed away. He was tiny and had an infectious giggle. Though [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Stories of Strangers on the Train: The Old Man

5 Comments 18 June 2014

Last week, I took a 48-hour train trip from Austin to New York. Some of you have been following my adventures on social media (thanks for coming along for the ride!), but I wanted to share some more stories on my blog from the tracks. Amtrak didn’t pick me for their Amtrak Residency, so I [...]

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20-Something, Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Do You Have Anxiety? You’re Not Alone, Child

7 Comments 15 May 2014

  source: The New Yorker I often write about my anxiety on this blog. Maybe you’re sick of reading it, or maybe you can relate. Maybe you’re a hypochondriac like me. If you are, share a soothing comment down below; it’s nice to know I’m not the only nerveball out there. My anxiety has been [...]

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