Are You Putting Out Fires That Aren’t Your Own?

"I'm just so worried about him," a friend said to me about her on again/ off again boyfriend. "He's on a path of self-descruction and I don't know what to do for him." This pronouncement came less than a latte after this same friend was crying about the uncertainty in her own life, calling herself … Continue reading Are You Putting Out Fires That Aren’t Your Own?

Vanilla, Please

"Vanilla, please." That was all I had to say, accompanied with a dollar bill in an outstretched hand. Two words. A simple exchange. Yet I could not do it. I wasn't always shy. I remember riding on my dad's shoulders as a toddler, waving and saying, "Hi" to everyone I passed. I remember visiting the … Continue reading Vanilla, Please