What I'm Doing Now
It's February. Last month my fiance and I moved from Crown Heights to an apartment in Alphabet City. The days are finally getting longer, and I'm fucking thrilled about it.
In January, I left my job at Narratively for a full-time position as the Community Programs Coordinator at The Crime Victims Treatment Center, a nonprofit that provides free healing services to survivors of violence. My role there is to support the volunteer rape and domestic violence crises counselors who go on call every night in NYC emergency rooms. After thirteen years of self-employment, I now go into the same office Monday through Friday (and well, have an office), work with a team I admire, and oh good God – the health insurance! I've learned so much about health insurance.
Needless to say, it's a big change. I'm still playing music and writing whenever I can sneak in the time (so, 6 a.m.). My next piece will be published in the Brooklyn Rail this March.
I've just about wrapped up my coursework at The New School and am focused on finishing my thesis. My hope is to graduate this Spring. Between CVTC, classes, and writing, my days are full.
Currently reading The Best American Short Stories of 2018, edited by Roxane Gay.
This "now" page was inspired by my dear friend and former boss, Derek Sivers.
This page was last updated Feb 19, 2019.