My Year Without a Bookshelf

I wrote an essay for BiblioSmiles today that I’m very proud of. Check it out here!


This summer, a lot of things happened:

I moved from northern New Jersey into New York City for the month of June to help my roommate-less friend cover her rent; I did a lot of job-searching and a lot of resume revising; I gave up hope and resigned my fate back to the suburbs…

But then I got a job!

I moved into a beautiful new apartment and became the permanent roommate of my aforementioned roommate-less friend!

And suddenly I’m learning how to grocery shop, and how to balance a checkbook, and how to pick out a cable plan (because, let’s face it, we can’t possibly go on without our reality TV). Suddenly I have a 9-to-5 schedule again after months of making up my own work hours and compiling spreadsheets while wearing pajamas. I’m sleeping in a new bed, and using new towels, and buying a kettle to make…

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