How to function in indefinite uncertainty

When the pandemic began we were probably okay for a time. We were running on surge capacity – what we draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations. The problem with Covid-19 is that it’s not short term. It’s dragging on, yet ever-changing. Our uncertainty is indefinite. So we need to find a different way to cope now that our surge capacity is depleted. If it … Continue reading How to function in indefinite uncertainty

Thoughts on approaching a milestone month

I’m approaching the end of the July with mixed feelings. It marks the end of my 12 months of not spending money on clothes, and – perhaps no less of a milestone – my 32nd birthday. That’s right, I’m as old as Prozac, Photoshop, Rain Man, and George Michael’s Faith. It’s also been the year I stopped feeling invincible and instead discovered the importance of … Continue reading Thoughts on approaching a milestone month

When what you see isn’t what you feel

The weekend before lockdown, Liam and I made an eight hour round drive for a mini-break in Taranaki. A good chunk of that was on winding roads, and for me that meant a good chunk of it was spent feeling like I was about to throw up. Travel sickness is caused by the dissonance between what you’re seeing and what you’re feeling. That’s why it … Continue reading When what you see isn’t what you feel

What you discover about your body when you sew your own clothes

I’m almost halfway through my year of not buying clothes. What’s changed? Well, going cold turkey has completely shifted my mindset on shopping. From spending hundreds of dollars every month to nothing at all, this was a shock to the system to jolt me out of my bad habit. At this six month milestone I have set myself a new challenge: learning to sew my … Continue reading What you discover about your body when you sew your own clothes