Category: the girl behind the screen

{My} Anxiety Is:

The constant need to be busy. Being on the go is a bit like a drug to feed the anxiety beast. If I’m working several jobs, if I’m focused on my new ballet classes or 6th grade math homework or taking multiple photography classes or making lists or reading books or…

Like Joe

Are you guys familiar with Farmer Joe’s Hot Day? I used to work at Scholastic. It was my first job out of school — I started as a summer student, not getting paid to get through the slush pile. It was my favorite. I read potential books all day long…

No I Don’t Want To Apply For Your Store Credit Card And Other Nos

For Chanukah this year my husband bought me two pairs of flannel pajamas that I handed to him and said, “Here! Buy me these!” He also bought me a gorgeous brand new 35mm lens that I sent him a link to and said,”Here! Buy me this!” I also got two…

A Moon Landing, Essentially.

It’s been almost three weeks since I got on my scale. I believe this to be the most mentally healthy thing I have ever done in my livelong days.  Like clockwork, each morning I’d get on the scale and plan for the day. If the numbers were up, even slightly,…

Something You Wrote, Something You Read, Something You Love

Okay, here’s the thing. I love Timehop and Facebook memories. It shows me some wonderful photos of my friends and my kids and really helps me understand that time Don Draper pitched Kodak’s carousel with this: Nostalgia. It’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the…

Can Do

As I started to add more and more things to my list of things I can’t do, like make a stinkin’ queen-sized bed or fold a fitted sheet or remember to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer or do any kind of ironing of any kind {note…

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