Hello, friends!

My name is Alex and my life is incredibly average. I’m a 20-something Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) working in residential mental health. I live on Long Island, NY with my mother, Liz, my college-aged sister, Jordan, and my two Yorkies– Sadie & Olivia. For the past two years, I was in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend of 6+ years, Matthew; he recently moved back to LI and we’ve never been more excited.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably never made good on any of your New Year’s resolutions. Well, this is me trying to change that. One of my resolutions for 2017 was to start writing again. I spend my days counseling people ad nauseam about the benefits of ‘coping skills’ i.e. “Journal!” “Get it all out!” “Sometimes you can’t sort through things unless they’re right in front of you!” “Are you even still listening to me?” You get the idea.

Anyway, life is hard and I think this “blog” (Am I qualified to call it that? Do they have requirements for this sort of thing?) could be really helpful for me to process some things, get them out into the universe, and finally take my own damn advice.

If you’re reading this, thank you. I hope that you find some comfort in my stories, struggles, and musings on whatever this wild journey takes me on.