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Moments to Me: A Transition Story, Part 1

This post has been cross-posted from my Medium profile. Please follow me on there for more stories! “Referral office, how can I direct your call?” Heart beats. “Alright, Miss Hall,” I sigh, but I don’t correct. “It looks like your referral has been approved. Would you like the contact information for that office?” Deep breath, … Continue reading Moments to Me: A Transition Story, Part 1

The night I learned I’m not an introvert

Therapy, man. You think you know yourself, but you are dead wrong. I am 25 years old, and for many years I have operated under the understanding that I am an introvert. When I first learned that I was an introvert, I took that shit to the bank. I crafted a damn-near formal proposal for my … Continue reading The night I learned I’m not an introvert

It’s Been a Long Time Coming (Out): Becoming Parker

I created this blog in 2013, and appropriately named it "Finding the Pieces." I wanted to write while documenting the process of figuring out who I am (because what else is your 20s for?) Along the way, I've written about some rather personal things on this blog, including my weight-loss journey, my faith, and some … Continue reading It’s Been a Long Time Coming (Out): Becoming Parker

One Last Move (For Now)

  April 27, 2017 I realized today that I have a tradition of taking and posting a single photo of all of my luggage each time I move. It started when I moved (briefly) to Oxford in August, 2013, and since then I've just kept posting similar posts each time I've moved.   The photos … Continue reading One Last Move (For Now)

So Chicago it is: Learning to say ‘thy will be done’

In my last blog post, I talked about how I was in a season of change and uncertainty. I was unemployed without much sense of direction, and I was still adjusting to life back in America. Fast-forward a month: I'm still in Chicago, and little things are starting to fall into place. I got a … Continue reading So Chicago it is: Learning to say ‘thy will be done’

Falling

I sometimes forget how much I love music. During seasons of hectic schedules and chaos I occasionally go a few weeks or months without putting in headphones, only to be surprised by how much I missed it when I listen again. My life in Colchester was especially soaked in music. I have an old iPod … Continue reading Falling

6 ways to survive winter while still saving money on your power bill

Welcome to January. It's dark, wet, and freaking freezing. Now given the fact that it's 2017, I am well aware of the inventions of modern-day civilization, namely the blessed metal box god of warmth: the radiator. But alas, the radiator is only fueled by the fire and power of the boiler, which is in-turn fueled … Continue reading 6 ways to survive winter while still saving money on your power bill

Finding Home in 2017

It's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting in my grandparent's dining room. Christmas is done and over with now, and my month-long trip to Michigan is drawing to a close. Tomorrow evening I'm going home. Well, I'm going to one of my homes. When I came back to Michigan this last Spring, I felt like I … Continue reading Finding Home in 2017

Life Update, October 2016

I'm pretty sure most of my friends and family are now aware that I am flying back to the States in December, so I figured it was time to post a little life update. I also though it would be convenient and slightly hilarious (if only for me) if I did this post in the … Continue reading Life Update, October 2016

Keep a list of what’s gone right: Chronicles of the Inexperienced Cook

I decided to write this post today because I found myself sitting at the kitchen table, wondering what meals to make next week. The great thing about living with other people is that you can share meals. The not so great thing about sharing meals with someone is that, well, you might get a little … Continue reading Keep a list of what’s gone right: Chronicles of the Inexperienced Cook