Hello, I’m Alexandra.
Somebody once told me that I have too many feelings, in much the same way that someone might criticise the owning of too many red lipsticks or pairs of tights with holes in the toes. Like more than a clutch of feelings is somehow a shameful indulgence, or a marker of immaturity to be gently chided. I wasn’t really sure what to do with that nugget of commentary on my life. I couldn’t just donate my feelings to charity (certainly, nobody would want most of them) or put them out with the recycling. One thing I can do is write about them.
I created this space in the first instance as a bit of a receptacle for these apparently superfluous feelings. I want to talk about new beginnings and challenges and living well, and sometimes I’ll be frivolous just because.