this is fine
Making risotto is a lot of work—and that feels like a triumph over hiding in my bedroom and only eating to survive.
My Garfield drawings don't reflect my rigorous artistic training, but they make me feel closer to it as I pursue a more "practical" life.
In a world swirling with distractions, obligations, and constant communication, watching anime by myself became my perfect, total break.
If she can win 23 Grand Slam titles, perhaps I can sit down to write, say, 1,000 words.
I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.
As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.
After intense conversations, I crave a supportive, productive diversion. So my friends and I become tiny animal chefs.
Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
I'm not “getting in people’s way,” because I have a right to be here, too.
My friendships with other women were hard-earned, closely guarded one-on-ones, until I accidentally started a thriving Instagram community.