Sides One and Two: Rob Sheffield’s Love Is A Mix Tape and Me

(Two of many copies of Love Is A Mix Tape along with a tracklisting for a tape I'd made in high school, along with a reminder to check out the Buzzfeed website). I had originally planned a much heavier essay last week about holding oneself accountable in relation to major lifestyle changes and making the appropriate … Continue reading Sides One and Two: Rob Sheffield’s Love Is A Mix Tape and Me

I understand you a bit better

Yeah, yeah, I get it. I haven’t written to you in a long time! HI, HOW ARE YOU? I’m doing fine, as fine as I could ever be doing these days. It’s hard to give a short answer to this question when you’ve been going through a lot. You want to touch on every single … Continue reading I understand you a bit better

“So, uh… Whiskeytown is your favorite band?”: Dating and Popular Culture

(photo credit: richkidsunite, via Flickr) I have long accepted I need to write about happenings in my life in order to make sense of them. The unfortunate aspect about this understanding is that I write about it, and consider the job to be finished; even when I know something is good for me, I write about … Continue reading “So, uh… Whiskeytown is your favorite band?”: Dating and Popular Culture

a long december (or whatever it is, I hate the counting crows)

  (art by Jessi B. I miss her!) We're ten days into the new year, and I already can't believe how much new year related space in occupied in my brain. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm feeling lighter; the amount of relief I'm sure we all have for 2017 to be over, … Continue reading a long december (or whatever it is, I hate the counting crows)

home is what you make of it, i guess

The holidays are weird. They are a time where a lot of us get reflective over ourselves and pay close attention to those things we wish we could change (I bet those of you who know me are like, Taylor, you're always reflective. I know, the holidays are my reflection period, with all of the … Continue reading home is what you make of it, i guess

october (the month where i discovered mushy peas. does anyone want to hook me up with some)?

October was a MONTH. Not just a month, but a MONTH! I normally do a "favorites" post at the end of the month, but I forgot last month and just really didn't feel like I had a lot of "favorites" in October. It was sort of the beginning of the fall season and I have … Continue reading october (the month where i discovered mushy peas. does anyone want to hook me up with some)?

it is not normal to cry into a sandwich about nuclear war: 2017 (so far) line-by-line.

I am currently reading Theft By Finding by David Sedaris and have been incredibly inspired by his ability to keep a journal for a quarter century. I don't know if I will ever write for this long, but I'm excited by the prospect. 2017 has been a year for me-- I decided to document some bullets of my … Continue reading it is not normal to cry into a sandwich about nuclear war: 2017 (so far) line-by-line.

Trash by Taylor: August favorites

(hey, hi, it's me. i know it's been a long time, but i've just been trying to live life, y'know?) August was a weird month. It was one of those months where you find yourself as a character in a coming-of-age film, but John Hughes didn't write your film, so there is a whole lot … Continue reading Trash by Taylor: August favorites