I had the impression that last night was going to be the better debate night but I personally do not think it went that way. In fact, there are only three names I'm interested in hearing more from after last night, versus the five names I'm interested in from the first night.
With over 20 candidates in the race, there's an awful lot of noise right now. I really enjoy watching the debates to understand how their opinions differ. But in a field this wide, this early in the race, the debate serves as a different sort of sieve for me. I'm looking for the candidate least likely to be turned into a caricature.
I like to practice tarot as a way of sorting through my thoughts and feelings about certain issues. My cards are like journal prompts, asking me to consider different perspectives and look for the honest truth.
But we also have to understand that sexual harassment is so common, and so misunderstood, that the deeper we dig to suss it out of society, the wider the net of sexual harassment becomes. The bigger the net, the more fish we catch. The more fish we catch, the more we can be picky about what fish we clean and devour. At some point, we have to decide to let some fish back into the ocean.
The best part about a bullet journal is how you can make it into whatever tool you need it to be. Personally, I need my bullet journal to act as a roadmap to my life. I'm not talking about calendars, to-dos, and grocery lists, although my bullet journal is full of them. My roadmap needs to be a lot more big picture.
My struggle with identity as a stay at home mom is so much more complex than this. There's the isolation, my lack of a support network, my anxiety. There are days of absolute freedom and flexibility that I wouldn't trade for anything. There are so many beautiful moments in life that you miss when you are a slave to the time clock.
I have wanted to write novels since about first grade. My first serious attempt at a novel-length manuscript happened in 2009 when I was finishing up my last semester as an undergraduate. I was studying creative writing and moral philosophy. I propped myself up between the complete works of Plato and the Norton Shakespeare Anthology and sat down to write a piece of fiction so stirring, so filled with deep insight, the world would never be the same.