I’ve been writing for Content Cucumber for almost two weeks. The first week was a little rough, because I was trying to write two articles a day, and I found that with Aislyn at home, it was just too much. I thought I could work full time and take care of her simultaneously because I’d … Continue reading Part Time Writer
It’s amazing how your luck can change in just a few days when you’re on the job hunt. Last week I had nothing, and now this week I’m swarmed with offers. It’s been a long time coming, though. I’ve been looking for how many months? I think it’s helped that I’ve started this blog. I’m … Continue reading Success!
This blog is slightly dated, but I figured I’d post it anyway. I’m happy to report that I have found work. I’ve been AWOL for a while. Mostly, I haven’t been sure of what to write. Previously I’ve spent a lot of time on my past. Lately, though, I feel like talking about the present. … Continue reading Starting Over
We moved into our first apartment in October of 2001. We were 23. We had previously lived with my mother-in-law after graduation, but I found a job as a marketing assistant for a small publishing company in Woodstock, VT, and the commute from Newport would have been too long, especially in winter. The apartment was … Continue reading The Old Apartment
Louis was a gift from my mother-in-law, after my mother died. He was an orange and white, short-haired tabby. We named him after my favorite children’s author, Louis Sachar. When we got him he was 8 weeks old. Having never had a kitten of my very own, I took many pictures of Louis; in most … Continue reading Louis
I was lying on my mother-in-law’s couch, bottle of wine in my hand, watching that Robin Williams movie Awakenings when we got the news. It was around 10 pm when my father called. “Leah I’m afraid I have some bad news,” he said. “Mummy’s gone, honey.” “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” I screamed. And I just kept screaming and … Continue reading And Then It Happened
I met Derek my junior year of college. I might have known it was inevitable that we should meet. Sure, because of destiny and the stars and all of that, but also because we had a mutual friend, and I had heard enough about him and his storybook relationship from Sarah that it should have … Continue reading At Last
Then, Zach started talking to me. A lot. He asked many questions about my life at UNH. He seemed to accumulate a wealth of knowledge about me that I had never volunteered. It was easy to see how this was happening. My brother and his friends worked with us and information passed between them. Still, … Continue reading Never the Same Place Twice, Part 2
I’m struggling with just how to approach this one, as it is a multifaceted story, or rather, several stories within a story. I started working part time at TJ Maxx when I was 19, the summer after freshman year of college. I was gloriously (grossly) skinny and spent most of my paycheck on mini-skirts, half … Continue reading Never the Same Place Twice, Part 1
My first year of college was not the wild and crazy semester-long party you might imagine a quiet, socially awkward, chaste young parochial school girl would have. I lived on the eighth floor of a three-winged tower called Stoke Hall. It was an all girls floor. My room was what was called a forced triple, … Continue reading University of New Hampshire, Freshman Year
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