Hi! I’m Erin.
I’m a person with a lot of thoughts swirling around my brain who’s always been bad at living mindfully. This blog is an attempt to document my shift toward a slower, more mindful and nourishing life. Its title comes from the famous fig tree passage in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
I live with my boyfriend and our two rescue cats in Pittsburgh, but I was born and raised in deep south Louisiana (no, not New Orleans). Professionally, I’m a copy editor; in my dreams, I’m a therapist and social worker who gardens, raises chickens and sells her baked goods at weekend farmers markets. I’m passionate about food, social and environmental justice, mental health and my Cajun roots. I also love trash TV, fruit pies, crossword puzzles and a good Bloody Mary.
You can follow me on Instagram here.