Pulse.

There's a phone ringing somewhere in the room, followed by another, and another. The constant chirping and buzzing, the occasional song chosen by the owner to represent their own or the caller's personality, all just noise amidst the chaos. Echos of "Where are you," "Are you okay," and "Please, just call me back," vibrate through …

[Each] Otherness

In my last post, I talked a little about feeling on the outside. In the following days, I was met with some wonderful responses from others who also experience this issue, which is a fun, surprisingly inclusive twist on an emotion that is, by definition, alienating. This sense of connectedness--or the fact that when someone shares something deeply …

Time for a Change

I started this blog almost 4 years ago when I found out I would be moving to Oklahoma for work. I titled it "Just OKaleigh" as a play on how Oklahoma is "Just OK," and listed the tagline as "Tracking my transition from Texas to OOOklahoma." But it's been 3 years since I settled into …

Thunderous.

Do you ever stumble across something relatively ordinary that, for whatever reason, has a serious impact on you? It's hard not to feel silly attributing meaning to random articles on the internet, but I suppose meaning is the overall intent of their creators. A recent photo series featured on HuffPost Women had this effect on …

Intentions.

I mentor a 10 year old girl through a volunteer program here in town during the school year, and I realized today that school will be starting up soon enough. So, naturally, I was thinking about the age-old wisdom I plan to bestow upon this soon-to-be 5th grader in the upcoming year. Now, my mentee …