JENELLE CARTER

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Cultivating novelty

Cultivating novelty

In November of last year my cat was diagnosed with kidney disease. He got very sick and needed constant monitoring. This led to me hauling a futon into the living room to camp out with him for a few nights until his system settled down a bit. Those days and nights...

Deferred happiness

Deferred happiness

This past October my parents left for what turned out to be a month to take care of my grandma. Admittedly, I was looking forward to having the house to myself. There are a number of factors that contribute to why I'm still living at home as I near the age of thirty,...

Today’s writing realities

Today’s writing realities

This is my fourth attempt at writing a newsletter today. After spending twenty or thirty minutes on three separate topics, I got annoyed and switched gears. I wasn't annoyed at any of the topics; they're all topics I want to write about, but I just wasn't "feeling"...

An unintended break from newsletter writing

An unintended break from newsletter writing

On September 22, 2020, I published my first newsletter. To start, I didn't commit to any regular schedule, I just knew this was a habit that I wanted to cultivate. To my surprise, things went better than expected. Despite no commitment, I successfully wrote and sent...

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