Apartment-Hunting in Amsterdam: A Day In The Life Of A Disillusioned Renter
With the lease to my current apartment expiring too soon for comfort, what started as casually looking for a new apartment to rent has turned into an intense sprint. To give you a taste of what this looks like, here’s some insight into the bleak state of the Amsterdam rental market.
Why Growing Up In A Small Town Isn’t Boring
If you’ve ever grown up in a small town where nothing ever happens, you know what it’s like to have to get creative with your free time. We did our best to fill our free time with creative and chaotic activities that I’ve only realized in retellings during adulthood were maybe a little strange. Here…
Accepting My ADHD Diagnosis: The Good, The Bad, And The Truth
After binging ADHD TikTok after ADHD TikTok, I made an appointment with my doctor to not only discuss my anxiety issues, but to reassess my previous diagnosis and check if it was ADHD. Spoiler: it was ADHD. Here’s the good, the bad, and the truth, of accepting my ADHD diagnosis.
I Was Misdiagnosed For Almost A Decade: A Mental Health Journey
After spending 8 years misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, when I started therapy and medication for ADHD expecting it not to work. It did work. Almost too well. Because now I’m stuck with an endless conga line of “what-if’s” dancing through my brain.
Not Quirky, Just Undiagnosed ADHD: Now-Obvious Signs I Had ADHD
If you’ve been diagnosed with any sort of neurodiversity/mental illness, you might have encountered the same issue I’ve grappled with: it turns out, a lot of the things that I thought were just little quirks, were symptoms of untreated ADHD. Here are the (not-so-)little quirks I now know had more to them.
Europe Has Bad Food Too: Rating Sad Meals I’ve Had Across Europe (And What You Should Eat Instead)
I had many sad meals during my work travels. These were the worst. A Sad meal: a meal that made me sad to eat. A meal I wish I could go back in time and un-eat because the meal brought me nothing but emotional tragedy.
A Reading Retrospective: The Metamorphosis of a Bookworm
Trying to go 3 for 3 for a yearly reading challenge (my target is 100 this year) and with the resources to read whatever I feel like, I make lists of what I want to read based on what I enjoyed in the past. Here’s what I’ve gathered from this reading retrospective.
5 Lessons I’ve Learned From 26 Years Of Bad Hair Makeovers
I was not blessed with hair that naturally cascades and shines like that of a heroine in a cheap fantasy smut novel. But it’s gotten better. To avoid the same mistakes I’ve done, here’s a list of the things I’ve learned over the past 26(ish) years of bad haircuts. Avoid these if you can.
I’ve Never Been Good at Sticking with Things: The Lifecycle of an Abandoned Hobby
I have more abandoned hobbies than I can even list. While I can’t remember each reason for picking them up or why I abandoned them, at this point, all I am sure of is that they all go through the same cycle. Here’s what it looks like.