new year, same you, please.

There is nothing wrong with you, or the way you’ve been doing things up until now. There doesn’t need to be a different version of you being born with the new year. You are enough, as you are. Sure, eating more vegetables and moving your body a few more minutes a day might help you embody a version of yourself that you want to fall deeper in love with, but I don’t buy this New Year, New You stuff. 

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home is everywhere

The last time I visited Arizona before moving there again, I wrote this on the plane ride home to San Francisco: “I want to startle the mystic of the Arizona desert, and the cozy San Francisco fog.”  ...There was no difference in the sense of home, aside from the fact that my apartment, my things, and most importantly, my community were in San Francisco. I spent the rest of the summer doing a deep-dive check-in with myself. What’s most important to me? Is San Francisco still the place for me right now? What’s up in my career sector? Revisit connections, time management, boundaries, behaviors, ALL OF IT. I didn’t come up with any solid answers, but something needed to change, and big transitions are not always a breeze, it’s letting go of a lot of things we love. And it’s trusting.
 

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greetings from the desert

I kept putting off sharing this note about my relocation from San Francisco to Phoenix, Arizona. Partly because who cares?! And partly because I felt like I needed to have a solid explanation to justify leaving the vibrancy of San Francisco for the dryness of the desert. And I don't have that. Since I made the decision to move a few months ago, I've gotten mixed reactions - there are those who freak out that anyone would consider anywhere outside of San Francisco a decent place to live, and then there are the ones who get it. Like my grandma. I called her on my drive down the I-5 and she asked what my reasons for moving were. I was honest with her and told her my reasons were many and none at the same time - I felt it in my gut.

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