I’m generally a lover of potatoes, but who isn’t? Baked, mashed, fried, roasted. All delicious, but many methods require a lot of oil or added fats to make them delicious. After a lot of tweaking and perfecting, I’ve figured out a method that always results in potatoes that are hot and fluffy in the middle,Continue reading “The straightforward guide to perfect potatoes.”
Author Archives: @austin.georgette
According to plan.
At the time of writing this, I’ve just woken up on my first morning back home after 17 days in Colombia. As I went upstairs and made my coffee, looking out at the cold, gray backyard, I felt sorry for myself for the first time. If you’ve kept up with my writing, you’ll know thatContinue reading “According to plan.”
A different kind of new year’s resolution.
I’ve always cringed during “goal setting” exercises at work, and I’ve dreaded the classic interview question “what’s your 5 year plan?” Throughout my 20s, goal setting has made me incredibly anxious, because after college, I didn’t know what my goals were. But it wasn’t always that way. When I was around 10 years old IContinue reading “A different kind of new year’s resolution.”
The second time you leave.
I’m not talking about leaving for a vacation. Or leaving for college. Not leaving for a work trip, or even an extended deployment. Not maternity leave either. All of those things have one thing in common: they eventually come to an end. There is a start and a finish. The kind of leaving I’m talkingContinue reading “The second time you leave.”
Endings & Beginnings
All of my past relationships share one common moment. Not butterflies before the first kiss, or when your stomach drops the first time someone tells you they love you. I’m talking about the moment when I’ve realized that it’s over. Maybe not today, maybe not this week, maybe not even this year. But it’s over,Continue reading “Endings & Beginnings”
At 28, I gave myself freedom.
Freedom to quit a job I hated. Freedom to pursue uncertainty that scared and excited me. Freedom from worrying about where and when I’ll meet The One. Freedom to be more selfish with my time and my energy. Freedom to do what I want, rather than what I should. Freedom to be kinder to myself,Continue reading “At 28, I gave myself freedom.”
Allow me to introduce myself.
So, I’m going to travel again. I’ve known this before I even got back to the states. The travel bug bit and the only thing I’ve been certain about in the last seven months is that I. must. travel. again. I’ve realized that the hardest part of planning extended international travel is just deciding thatContinue reading “Allow me to introduce myself.”
From before we met.
Hey you. Is that what I call you? Or maybe I use your name? Please tell me we’re not a babe couple. I just had an interesting thought. Wouldn’t it be kind of sweet to gift you this letter on our wedding day? You see, we haven’t met yet, or at least I don’t thinkContinue reading “From before we met.”
Learning is cool, dude.
2019 has been a year of learning. Learning how to travel solo, (re)learning Spanish, learning how to push boundaries, and learning what I really want out of this brief time on our beautiful planet. It’s also apparently the year I learn about film photography. As of two days ago, I am the proud new ownerContinue reading “Learning is cool, dude.”
If you’re bingeing & want to stop, put the food down and read this.
**DISCLAIMER: I am not a therapist, counselor, or doctor, so please consult a medical professional if you find yourself in need of help** Thinking back, I’ve had a pretty fucked up relationship with food for most of my life. Not necessarily to the extent of an eating disorder*, but “stopping when I’m full” has neverContinue reading “If you’re bingeing & want to stop, put the food down and read this.”