Freedom or something like it

Lately I've noticed a lot of people I follow on Instagram or Facebook posting pictures of airline tickets or screenshots of travel confirmations to some fantastic far-off land with a kind of "Nyah nyah we're going on a trip, bitches!" undertone. And when I'm feeling peevish, I think, "Well good for you, but damn, that's …

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Woo me with sandwiches

Tomorrow marks the fifth month that Jorge and I have been married, which has set me to thinking back to the early days of our relationship. When he and I first started dating in 2014, one of the really sweet things he would do for me was to make me a sandwich at the end …

Why I didn’t need a wedding to get married

Congratulations! You're engaged! You've just preemptively signed at least 10k to 30k of your hard-saved dollars away (according to the current wedding pricing statistics)! Or, have you? Let's think for a minute about all the thing$ people will say you NeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeed for a wedding: An expensive WHITE "wedding" gown, that you will then afterwards keep …