I know, I know, blogging is dying. It’s all about Instagram now. Still, I like having a place for more long-form thoughts, so I’ve kept this blog alive. I’ve been a writer all my life, but I started blogging in 2007 as a college student, and kept blogging through undergrad and two rounds of grad school that culminated in a Ph.D in April 2018. I write far less frequently than I used to, but I like to think I write better so it evens out.
eat.sleep.read.love actually has nothing to do with the infamous Elizabeth Gilbert book. Rather, it takes its inspiration (or, more accurately, a case of plagiarism) from the well-known Indie bookstore slogan. Perhaps this is the point to tell you that I can be a bit of a book snob (albeit one that likes to be proved wrong) so I haven’t read the Gilbert book.
In any case, I’m in my early thirties, was born in California but have lived in the Netherlands, Germany, and Utah since then, and returned to the Bay Area in December 2015, happy to be home and a little puzzled that I made it back there.
My husband, Loel, and I got married in May 2016, and I’ve enthusiastically adopted his two pets: Josie the Dog (who thinks she’s a cat) and Mara the Cat (who knows she’s the boss). We had a baby, G., in August 2017, and I spend my days taking care of her, trying to keep a handle on my own projects during naptime and at night, and doing my best to out-read the library.
I like to surround myself with books, food, and friends, not necessarily in that order. I have approximately five million blogs in my feed reader and spend a lot of time online with some coffee next to me.
Thanks for reading!