• Life,  Medium

    The TikTok That Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars in Medical Bills

    Sometimes, I learn things from TikTok. And now you can, too! Something I learned in 2020 is that medical bills are expensive. Even with insurance, for a simple medical procedure or office visit, you can sometimes be left with several hundred dollars worth of medical bills. If you live in America, you know that our healthcare system is convoluted and a mess to try and figure out. I would know — I found out first-hand last year when I went to physical therapy two times and ended up with $300+ in medical bills (it still makes me cringe.) Before we dive into…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    I’m not the only one.

    A poem. It echoes, laced with laughter,light as a feather,carried on the wind.Frivolous guffaws won’tspackle over the truth:I think we think wemiss the old you.Is it hidden in a box,under layers of dust — a dull veneer, particles of yourmolted former selves?Or…

  • Medium,  Poetry

    Waning Gibbous

    A poem. I wish I put more stockin the stars.The moon, meridian, mars,mercury, midpoint — elucidations for the W word. Why Monday? Whywould she? And I am back: wall of windows,Mandarin Bistro,blue speckled laminate table,red lines on the back of thighs. JCPenney lunchboxunzip,…

  • Medium,  Uncategorized

    March: A Curation Story*

    My curation rate was 100% in March 2021, yet I still haven’t figured out exactly how curation works… When I first started writing on Medium, I was utterly confused by the elusive idea of curation. I read articles and watched…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Precious Coral

    A color from the sea, and a color that’s always stuck with me… I realized today why I like the color coral so much. When I was younger, one of our family friends was named Coral. A daughter, like me.…

  • Life,  Medium

    Addey Vaters: Biography

    What makes up a person? Too many things to count, but here are some of those uncountable things. Although I said in my subtitle that there are too many things that make up a person to count, I am going…

  • Author Life,  Medium

    Should You Use a Pen Name?

    The answer is yes, and also no Up until I met my writing friend, Nicole, the thought of using a pen name literally never crossed my mind. I like my actual name and don’t plan on writing anything scandalous during…

  • Life,  Medium

    How to Be Happy Alone

    It might seem impossible, but you can be happy with yourself, even when you’re all alone. I’ve never considered myself a loner, per se, but I am by most definitions someone who would fall into that category. I spend much…