“I’m in love with you.” Her  lower lip started to tremble. “You’re sure about that?” “Yes. I am. Because it’s true.” She smiled at me, but I also saw that she was crying. “I’m sorry for breaking things off with you,” she said. “For disappearing from your life. I just – ” “It’s OK,” I […]


I can’t go anywhere right now as I am confined to four walls. My only view is this monitor screen. But this is part of growing up, right? Clock in, clock out, clock in, clock out. Day after day. “Yes, ma’am.” “Absolutely, sir.” I’m not used to these things. I used to live only for […]


I am not sure what I’m so afraid of. My life is good; I have solid friends & family, a safe place to live, so much laughter, and my bills are paid. But I want more. If only I could stop being afraid. More than anything, I want to be a published writer. I wouldn’t […]


Recently I signed up for Bumble and encountered a friend from high school. I felt like swiping right on him because I figured he had swiped favorably on my profile. We began talking and I asked how his luck has been on here so far. He reported that most of his dates have ended in […]

Good Date #1

One of my most memorable dates was with a gorgeous tattooed man with thick, dark hair. We took a hot bath together with Lush bath bombs, drank chilled shots of Patron and smoked a blunt while we watched a movie on his laptop. I sat in front of him and leaned back with my head […]

13 Year Old Me

This is a diary-entry from when I was 13 years old. “After 2nd period at break I was standing with Scottie, Steve and Drew. ‘Where’s Ben?’ I asked. All of a sudden one of his friends came up and said, “Umm… Ben doesn’t wana go out with you anymore.’ I guess he expected me to […]

Long Distance Love

Over the past several months on Instagram, I have watched my friend Rich develop a relationship with a beautiful woman from Australia. They seem so dedicated to one another and seeing their relationship persevere has made me curious about what it’s like to date someone who lives on another continent. For many, dating in Los […]