Make Believe: A Confident Day at the Polls

When we first learned about voting in school it seemed so easy, so straightforward. You vote for the person you want. The person with the most votes, wins. But my earliest memory of an election, in 2000, didn’t look like that. I couldn’t understand why each candidate seemed neck and neck with the popular vote,Continue reading “Make Believe: A Confident Day at the Polls”

make believe: a quiet quarantine

I’m currently on day seven of social distancing. With COVID-19 raging across the United States and examples of the extreme circumstances in other countries, I’ve made the decision to distance myself from the New York City society. I have ventured out a handful of times over the past week for groceries, and one late nightContinue reading “make believe: a quiet quarantine”

make believe: a soft, spring welcome

  While autumn and winter are my favorite seasons, lately I’m finding myself craving sping. I don’t know if this is because of the recent temperature drop or because winters in the northeast USA tend to last about five months, but I cannot get the thought of spring out of my mind. Just imagining theContinue reading “make believe: a soft, spring welcome”

make believe: a sacred pause

  Last week, I published this piece and ever since can’t help but continually think about taking a sacred pause. Through my day of living in a city of 8.6 million, being packed like a sardine each time I use the subway to migrate around the city, and never quite having a “quiet moment” IContinue reading “make believe: a sacred pause”

make believe: neighborly love

  9:48 PM {my neighbor} Hiiii, can I bother you for one egg?  9:49 PM {me} Yes, of course! 9:50 PM {my neighbor} Thank you! Knocking now 🙂   My mother was always an avid baker. She would buy two large bunches of bananas, knowing that one would brown before our family of seven couldContinue reading “make believe: neighborly love”

make believe: a clean break {Four Things to Help You Find Post-Breakup Closure}

  Even if you’ll later say that you saw it coming, nearly all breakups catch us off-guard. When that heart-wrenching moment happens to you it’s time to start looking forward, put the past in the past, and process through the pain. Personally, I thrive off of taking a step back and looking at the relationshipContinue reading “make believe: a clean break {Four Things to Help You Find Post-Breakup Closure}”

make believe: a clean break {83 Songs for Every Type of Breakup}

Sometimes you want to cry in bed for days, sometimes you want to celebrate a new era of time with your girlfriends, and sometimes you want to set his car on fire. Breakups come in all shapes and sizes and luckily for us, there’s a song for each one. Scroll through the best breakup songsContinue reading “make believe: a clean break {83 Songs for Every Type of Breakup}”

make believe: warm neutrals & a place to curl up

Have you ever seen the way cream folds into coffee? It’s heavenly. There’s something about warm neutrals that is so relaxing, comforting and homey. I think part of being drawn to white and cream is also drawn to its renewal significance. It’s the blank slate everyone wishes they had. It makes you feel fresh andContinue reading “make believe: warm neutrals & a place to curl up”

make believe: fresh, green spring

Kermit doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It’s pretty easy to be green. It’s an earthy color full of vivacity and life, and incredibly wearable. I’ve been having a serious green moment lately, particularly with how different shades of green hold different meanings and feelings. The first time I wore green eyeshadow I felt invincible.Continue reading “make believe: fresh, green spring”