New Orleans & a Taste of Tales

New Orleans - July 2018 (I’ll be splitting this trip into two posts - this one is about my personal experience and the next will a more traditional list of people, places, and things.) A few months ago, my husband’s company announced that they would be having a work meeting in New Orleans in July. … Continue reading New Orleans & a Taste of Tales

Hitting bottom, at the top – CW: Suicide

21 years ago last month, I tried to take my own life. I'd been fighting depression and bullying in my senior year of high school and ending my life felt like the only way to end my pain. Once I made the decision, I was actually happier than I'd been in weeks - I was … Continue reading Hitting bottom, at the top – CW: Suicide

How drinking helped my social anxiety, but not in the way you might think

I am an unlikely candidate to write a blog about drinking. I’ve only just learned the difference between bourbon and rye, I don’t have an Old Fashioned recipe memorized, and I rarely make myself drinks at home. My late entrance into the cocktail scene wasn’t out of lack of interest, but rather years of social anxiety. … Continue reading How drinking helped my social anxiety, but not in the way you might think