2018 was a major personal test for me and my own mental health. I have never been one who battled more than a healthy amount of stress or anxiety (although I love to dramatize it, just for fun), but this year threw a new weight on my shoulders and I couldn’t find the source for … More Shame
You know the drill. I’m Sid. And I’m Wags. And it’s almost 2019. I love New Year’s Eve! Celebrating the year, eating great food, counting down til the ball drops. Oh, and making all kinds of resolutions to self-improve! This year I’m going to drink more water, get more sleep, work out twice a week … More New Year, New You…?
Step 1: An Unfulfilled Desire to Think Outside the Bun You live in an apartment now. Life costs more money than it did a few years ago. Just because you want Taco Bell, like really want Taco Bell, doesn’t mean you should get it. I know you want to “Live Más”, but if you spend … More How to Eat Over $150 Worth of Taco Bell in One Day
Yes it’s that time of the year. That glorious time of the year where you aren’t sure what’s sharper: your number two pencils or your nips because it’s THAT cold out. You’re having a mental breakdown, but you just smile through your frozen tears and blast Michael Buble Christmas music, because you only have two … More ‘Tis the Season
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! —Edna St. Vincent Millay “Figs from Thistles: First Fig” I don’t know who invented midterms, but sometimes I want to go back in time and strangle them before they … More Burnout and Blueberry Pie
I have spent a lot of time thinking about what it truly means to be an “old soul.” Sometimes it just feels like I’m stupid. But the truth is, I just should have been born in the 80s. Maybe I’ll try that one with my professor next time. Here are some (way too many) old-soul moments that … More When You’re 20 going on 40
Quick note: Although this excerpt stands on its own, I published it as part of my piece “Unraveling the Myth of Writer’s Block”. If you haven’t read it yet, I’d encourage you to read that first and come back here when you’re done. Don’t worry, I’ll wait here for you. Alright, now that you have … More Excerpt from “The Lunch Rush”