Someone asked me recently if I’ve been writing. He asked me why when I told him no and I said, “Because I’m happy.” Saying that was equal parts true, false, and made me feel like a phony. It’s true because … Continue reading Avoiding
I’ve dubbed 2019 to be The Year of Tessa. I’m 27, I work three different jobs, and I live with my parents (bless them). Why would … Continue reading Small changes. Big difference.
I’m beginning to learn a painfully obvious lesson: what has been cannot be again. Deep, I know. When it comes to travel and living abroad, I’ve … Continue reading Going Through Changes
I’ve been really lucky to know three of my grandparents my entire life. My paternal grandma died at the hands of breast cancer when I was … Continue reading International Love
In transition. That’s how life has felt for the past year and some months. For five months of it, I had the privilege of living in … Continue reading Moving Day
Let me start by saying that I know when I write about this, I write from a perspective of privilege and safety. That I know my rock bottom is still pretty damn good compared to what others experience. That my … Continue reading Rock Bottom