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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

about me


who is she?
Sky is a writer and perpetually tired person living in Colorado. She dreams of different places and people nearly constantly, so good luck getting her to pay attention to anything. If you do get her attention by some miracle, you can keep it by talking about Marvel, storybuilding, or that one weird ghost experience you had one time.

what is this? This is Sky's blog that she's been writing on, in some form or another, since 2006. (She feels old as she's typing this.) Formerly titled Further Up and Further In, this blog hasn't changed much — it's still a place for Sky to write about life, writing, and everything in between. Popular topics include mental health, chronic illness, and whatever thought happens to be gallivanting across her mind like a gazelle that day.

how can i keep in touch? Sky is surprisingly bad at keeping up on social media, but you can find her on Twitter sometimes, or shoot her an email. You can also see her collected work on other sites here.

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