In CB Radio code, 10-4 means “affirmative” or “understood.” It’s also our wedding anniversary. Three years ago on this day, we stood in front of our families and friends and said “10-4.” I promise to love you, honor you, and cherish you all the days of my life. Understood. It’s a given that you’re supposed to rememberContinue reading “10-4”
Yesterday was a heavy, heavy day. Even though I’m in California, the tragedy in Las Vegas felt very close to home. So many of us here had friends, family, and co-workers at Route 91. Somehow, everyone I knew there made it home unharmed, physically at least. My heart aches so much for everyone whose familyContinue reading “Untitled”
The other day Marshall and I drove by a pumpkin patch and I was shocked. “They have pumpkins already?!” Marshall’s response was to look at me sideways and say, “Claire, it’s the end of September.” I’m an October baby. On Friday the 13th this year, I’ll be turning 26, which is something I somehow feelContinue reading “Septembers into Octobers”
There are two things in life I’ll never say no to: Disneyland and iced coffee. This post is not about iced coffee.
After two years of waiting, it finally happened. I got to be in the room where it happened. I vividly remember the first time I listened to Hamilton. My sister, a broadway fanatic, kept insisting that I listen to it and when it started streaming on Spotify, I gave in. During my walk that dayContinue reading “The Room Where It Happens”
How fantastic is California? Sometimes I forget because I’ve lived here my whole life, but the diversity of landscapes and climates in this huge state is simply amazing. I’ve lived here almost 26 years and done a fair amount of traveling, and there are still parts I haven’t seen. Montaña de Oro State Park wasContinue reading “Montaña de Oro”
This won’t be an easy post to write, but I feel that a) it’s important to share this information in case someone else reads it and is able to relate, and b) as reductive as it might sound, I feel like it’s essential to understanding me and my writing process. In November 2015, I satContinue reading “Bad Brain™”
There’s nothing worse than getting started. I’ve worked many jobs, and the worst part is always those first few days when you’re clumsy and useless and waiting for someone to tell you what to do. With writing, there’s no one to tell you what to do. You just have to sit down and start. I’veContinue reading “Getting Started”