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On Being Becca · 1M ago

Trash Day

Upswings are strange for me right now because they feel a bit like mania. They probably feel that way because my wintertime baseline has fallen so far below what my normal baseline should be...
On Being Becca · 2M ago

Travelogue: Autumn Hiking in Slovakia

I've been here and there over the past few weeks, but I haven't really had the chance to sit down and tell you much about it. I had the opportunity to visit a few really interesting places, ...
On Being Becca · 3M ago

Thursday Came

I wanted to drop a quick(ish) line to thank you all for the support and love you've shown me over the past couple of weeks. I'm on an upswing and feeling loads better; I knew it would happen...
On Being Becca · 4M ago

Tomorrow, Maybe Thursday

Sometimes, as some of you have told me, I am the person through whom you vicariously live. Today, though, I am the person who was in bed, sobbing at 2PM on a work day.This is working from ho...
On Being Becca · 5M ago

The Most Powerful Neurotoxin

Thinking back on conversations I've had in the recent past, during which the generation above me spoke with shaken voices about the troubles to come, I remember being just about as dismissiv...
On Being Becca · 6M ago

Disregarding Purity to Chase Intimacy, or My Weird (lack of a) Sex Life

My most intimate moment with a man happened to me on top of an active volcano.That sounds amazing, but trust me, this is actually a pretty embarrassing story. On a scale of zero to cringe, t...
On Being Becca · 7M ago

That Kind of Growth

I missed an appointment with my therapist because I found out that I was able to go up on a field excursion to Vatnajökull last week, so I let the ice and the Icelanders be my substitute the...
On Being Becca · 8M ago

The Heart and the Hips

What do you do when your heart is full but also cracked? You know, like when your chest caves in at the empty spaces but still fills itself with lava sometimes, and you're not sure whether i...
On Being Becca · 9M ago

Naked in Public, and Other Thoughts

There have been a great many things to consider, lately. Heading soon into my eighth month living in Iceland, this has kind of become my life now and my home now and there is this huge, mass...
On Being Becca · 10M ago

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Western Iceland

First of all, I don't hitchhike. Take me with you? Photo: Johanna MatjazThat is, I didn't until this past weekend.See, I'm American and we can't do these things. People in the USA think that...