On My Body

Quarantine sucks in a thousand different ways. I’m not walking as much, I’m working out at home, we’re eating and drinking differently, and ultimately, I gained weight. Most of my old clothes, especially my workout clothes, no longer fit. In addition to feeling frustrated, anxious, and depressed about the current state of the world, I […]

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In these times

Even in “normal times,” it’s easy for me to count failures. In the age of quarantine, it’s exponentially easier. As someone who historically could read more than a book a week, I’m struggling to get through one a month. I’m eating fewer veggies and working out differently, and I’m feeling hyper-critical of my body. I […]

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How I Got into the Publishing Industry

Earlier this spring, I (impossibly) spoke on a publishing career panel at Columbia, something very similar to what inspired me to look for publishing jobs when I was in college. That experience, coupled with the internship candidates I interview every season, inspired me to share what got me into publishing, and how I stumbled into […]

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~wHy i’M LeAviNg nEw YoRk~

Of course, of course I had to write something. Are you ever really leaving New York if you don’t write a big long note about it? New York for me has been a lot of things. It’s been home for nine years, a college town, the city where I had my first internship, my first job. It’s […]

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Marathons are Gross: Chicago Marathon 2018

Running a marathon is gross for so many reasons. The blisters, the sweat, the chafing. There’s also the digestive issues and the sheer amount of food you need to consume in order to fuel over four hours of running. Imagine a laundry basket filled with two weeks of sweaty running clothes in August. It’s not […]

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Marathon Training Update

As of today, I’m about 2 months out from running the Chicago Marathon. In a cloud of ill-advised confidence, I entered the lottery last fall, and got picked. And now here I am, less than 24 hours after running 15 miles for the first time in my life, the farthest I’ve ever ran. Unfortunately, it […]

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The Met Cloisters & Doing Things Alone

The weekend before the Fourth of July, Andrew went on a trip with his friends, everyone else seemed to have vacated the city, and I found myself alone, holed up  in my bedroom, the only room in the apartment with air conditioning. I spent the better half of Saturday morning scrolling through Instagram, envying everyone […]

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Music I Love: Frightened Rabbit

I’ve been meaning to write about some of my favorite musicians that I’ve seen over the past year or so, but now feels like the best time, as one of my favorite bands, hands down, is Frightened Rabbit. After a long battle with depression and other mental health issues, the lead singer of the band, […]

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More books I read

I’ve been trying to write this since December. I guess I’ve been busy (reading) because every time I sat down to write, I ended up having to add more books. I’ve finally forced myself to sit down and bang this out, since I absolutely love recommending books, and I’ve read a TON lately. I need […]

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How the Internet Helped Save My Skin

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I learn best by reading. When I was struggling to learn multiplication in second grade, my mom bought me a book that showed me how and finally got math to click. I own almost the entire Gossip Girl book series because my mom would order boxed […]

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