33 things

Below is a list of thoughts, opinions, ideas, and tips that I’ve gathered in my 33rd year on Earth.

  1. Working from home does wonders for my productivity and mental health

  2. I like the term “Torah-observant Catholic” for me

  3. Shaving my head has been one of the finest decisions I’ve made in life.

  4. I wish I could just answer ‘Wit Huiswerk’ to most Dutch statements I hear about racism

  5. Got my first tattoo in June

  6. I listened to ‘Girls’ by girl in red 208 times this year 🤦🏽

  7. We got COVID-19 and it was terrifying, even without a hospital stay

  8. It’s very liberating to say “I don’t talk about that” when people ask small talk questions about my family or past

  9. This bolognese sauce from Smitten Kitch produces the best lasagna I’ve ever had

  10. I found a new job at a company that does great things for the world

  11. My favorite part of the pandemic, after Tiger King, was Trump’s campaign team sending out a newsletter every 40 minutes on Election day

  12. It’s okay

  13. This acoustic version of Mama Kin’s ‘Rescue me’ is so nice

  14. I don’t know how to speak with a Jewish family member who has become convinced that there is a satanic cabal injecting corona through 5G

  15. I will not forget the empty shelves

  16. Got my second tattoo in December

  17. I missed Paris in 2020

  18. This pen is this year’s favorite

  19. My father died

  20. I bleached my hair

  21. I joined the leadership team of Vine & Fig and it is so very baller

  22. Ate Fluff for the first time

  23. My man Kit built and opened a restaurant

  24. I didn’t watch Killing Eve until now

  25. I’ve begun drinking decaffeinated coffee. It makes me feel old, but less headache-y

  26. Took part in a wonderful webinar on the Pope and the queer community

  27. Trending this year was “OH MY GOD, my back”

  28. Carmen Maria Machado

  29. Found my new favorite rosary from Olvera Street Rosary

  30. No matter which turn I take, I always end up right back at plain text files

  31. ‘How to respect my ethnic name’

  32. Listen to Bedouine

  33. Despite my academic background in linguistics, I was never really a language snob until this

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