Enjoy some of my go-to resources (and favorite things!) to help you in your journey as a writer and life as an aesthete. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do... but I only recommend what I actually like myself. Pinky promise.

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TOOLS of the Trade

I created this site myself using Showit and a template from the Tonic Site Shop, which is the home to an assortment of phenomenal templates that simply are not like anything else on the internet. Use the code "ESME15" to get 15% off.

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Co-working for homebodies. I find Cave Day surprisingly helpful for getting things done, and maybe you will, too.

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If you're like me and you're a grown adult who loves stickers, Stickii is the place for you. I've subscribed to their monthly sticker club (there are three, each with a different style of stickers), and you can buy sticker sheets a la carte as well.


If you happen to Google yourself and see that your personal information is all over the internet... well, welcome. DeleteMe is the service I recommend to people who need to keep their information tucked away.

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Founded by writer Rachel Khong, The Ruby SF is a beautiful co-working space where classes are held, food-driven events happen, and people make friends and lifelong connections.


Grace Quantock is a counselor, therapist, wellness trailblazer, and guide to the landscape of the ill. Pop into her online space for her Pre-Appointment Pep Talks.


I feel like I wouldn't be able to do anything in my life at this point without the Notion app. My business, my personal life, my literary career... it's all organized in Notion. (I used to use Evernote. Notion is better.)


My husband, C (as written about in The Collected Schizophrenias), has bone marrow cancer. He is white, and thus has a greater chance of finding a match; it is more difficult for BIPOC populations. Join the registry. It's easy: sign up to get a kit, swab your cheek, and send it back.





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Notion template for writers


Free Notion template for writers

Do you want to keep your writing life organized? Does the idea of using yet another Excel spreadsheet or Google doc (why, oh why do they have to be so inherently hideous) make you want to pull your hair out by the roots? Stay inspired and on top of things with this free Notion template for writers.

If you're into vintage clothing, books books books, daily moodboards, film photography, and everyday beauty? You've come to the right place.