Hi! I’m Erin.
I’m a person with a lot of thoughts swirling around my brain who’s always been bad at writing those thoughts down. This blog is an attempt to change that, and a place for me to document my steps 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, Joe, 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 justice, mental health and my Cajun roots. I also love trash TV, all-butter pie crusts, crossword puzzles and a good Bloody Mary.
You can follow me on Instagram here.