the melancholic truth of modern dating

After weeks of having internal debates with myself, I finally caved and downloaded Tinder on my phone last month, a little after my trip to New York. It wasn't an easy decision to make, since I've heard plenty of Tinder horror stories about dates gone wrong, and I had no idea what would come out…

wilting or growing? identifying toxic relationships

  When the word toxic comes to mind, we think of poison, or something thatโ€™s bad for us. But more often than not, that something can turn out to be a someone. Or in worst cases, more than one someone. The people in your life are supposed to make you grow, and bring out the…

pressing play: volume two

Spring in Cleveland is a contradiction within itself. Rather than rays of sun and buds emerging on trees, you get lots of rain and frustratingly cold temperatures. Although the vernal equinox already hit the northern hemisphere, the dresses in my closet are impatiently waiting to be worn again, tights be damned, and eager brunch-goers are…