But now I’m no longer Seeking A Friend for the End of the World.

A long time ago, I cried watching Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. I don’t remember it being that moving or sad, but it made me cry — because it revealed to me a startling fact about my then-relationship.

I can’t even remember most of the story…


Oh wait, it’s already using us. But here’s what we should know anyway.

When was the last time you scrolled through your social media feed?

Mine was approximately two minutes ago, on Instagram. In that time I went through perhaps two dozen posts, a dozen stories, and at least half a dozen ads.

It seems so harmless, us scrolling down our feed to…


I found myself standing on a platform, 60 stories up, with shaking legs and a pounding heart.

I dreamed I was doing an obstacle course. The first part involved me climbing 60 stories to a platform suspended in the sky.

I wasn’t harnessed.

The ladder was mounted onto a skeletal frame. I climbed quickly so fear can’t catch up with me, taking all of 3 seconds. …


Living simply is a choice.

Minimalism is a lifestyle.
Simplicity is the choice we make to maintain the minimalist lifestyle.

It’s a brand new year, and I spent some time evaluating my mental priorities. They remain the same: to keep my life simple and my mind clear.

I don’t know if it’s because of my…


I was a child again, for a day.

Snow day.

It started in a flurry — the storm I’ve been waiting for.

I stood by the window, working, one eye on the situation, watching fat flakes fall from the sky, powdering the ground in white.

My eyes delighted at the sight, for I’m from a tropical island, witnessing…


It smashed my rose-tinted glasses.

I think it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the first two weeks of November have been tumultuous. It had quite a profound impact on me.

Before the election, I was fully prepared that either candidate may win (my apologies to Jo Jorgensen, who I didn’t think stood a…


Here are quieter ways to contribute to the climate movement without changing who you are.

As someone who writes often about environmental issues, I often think about what it is I hope to do. Do I want to become a famous blogger/advocate of the climate movement? An activist? It didn’t take me long to realize I may be too introverted to be either!

When I…


This sentence can make a difference in the way you view your day.

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

On a particularly quiet morning, this sentence popped into my head. I can’t remember where I read this from. I don’t know why it came up. …


If You Know Where To Look

I stood by the sink, glancing into the backyard through the window above it. Dandelion wishes danced in the wind, so light and fluffy — perfectly designed to keep its kind going.

In the corner of the yard, a squirrel popped out of the foliage, dark fruit in its mouth…


Microplastic pollution isn’t just a marine pollution problem. Here‘s what we need to know.

When we think about microplastic pollution, we often think about the ocean. After all, we usually truck our plastic trash off for recycling or the landfill. That should keep it there, right?

Sadly, recent research studies have found that microplastic pollution is a growing concern in farm soil.

Thanks to…

Julie X

Writer obsessed with keeping her life simple and footprints gentle. | www.darkbluejournal.com

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