I started going to therapy and to the chiropractor in the same month. (Really using my health insurance to the fullest) I have found that everything feels like a learning opportunity when you have the mindset to better yourself. To me, chiropractic work has started to feel like body therapy. The way we hold stress can come from our own traumas. And just being aware of where we are tight can speak significantly to how we are walking through the world.

I’ve been thinking about bodies a lot lately. Mostly women’s bodies. …


I haven’t been writing to process in a while. I haven’t been writing at all, to be honest. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was writing every single day. When will there be another time when everyone is advised to stay indoors for two weeks?

Two weeks has now turned into a year and a half, but the writing flow has stopped. Maybe because life got busier again, or perhaps I was avoiding the page.

But I haven’t been avoiding altogether. I have started therapy during this time. …


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For the first shot, I only had a sore arm. And by sore arm, I mean it felt like my bones were ripping in half every time I tried to lift it. It wasn’t so bad, though, because I got the shot in my non-dominate arm, and my left arm is pretty useless anyway.

More than half the people in my life who got the vaccine had some reaction to the second one, so I was expecting something to go down.

But what happened I wasn’t expecting. I was not expecting to like the experience.

And let me say, everyone…


Masked Singer Season 5 Group B Guesses

I don’t know why I like this show so much. Yes, I do. I like to be right. Ha. I like writing my guesses out for all the world to see. That way, I can point and say I guessed them from day one. Everyone thinks of themselves as a detective. That is why shows like C.S.I. and other detective shows have been on television for so long. People love solving mysteries. I am no different.

But I also am ok with being wrong.

The one thing that I don’t like about this…


Here we are again, another season of the masked singer. I actually did miss it. I watched the masked dancer and found myself very invested in the clues, just like the singer version but not so into the actual performances. Literally, a dancer COULD BE ANYONE. I liked some aspects of the clues and thought Paula Abdul was a good addition, but I missed the singing performances.

Before we start with the guesses, let’s just put this out there, it’s suspicious that Nick Cannon has been replaced for this season. Suspicious, like he probably is going to be a contestant…


“I hate writing. I love having written.“ Dorothy Parker said this, and every writer has felt this.

These days having written isn’t a state or phrase that I have been experiencing with any kind of frequency. I find myself sitting down to write and saying the same thing repeatedly about not writing. But that is my truth. I have not been giving writing enough time lately — almost no time. There are many reasons for that. …


I have discovered that sending query letters to agents is like dating. You read their bio, and you find the one thing that you can connect your story to their interest. You have to be the matchmaker. And then…. You get ghosted.

I have never been on a dating app. Not that I am opposed to it, I just have never needed it. I have met dates through other people or from work. And to be honest, I went into a 4-year relationship when I was 18 and then met my current boyfriend of 7 years soon after that one…


Someone asked me how much time I spend writing. These days the answer is not enough. If you asked me a few years ago, it would be 3–4 hours. Right now, there are so many distractions. The election and the pandemic take a lot of time and energy, and I know that we are trying to distract ourselves from it when we aren’t watching the news. Personally, we are looking for a new house so every time I sit at the computer, I start searching for houses. …


Photo of me at the start of my gym journey 2016

When the pandemic hit, I was going to the gym around five times a week. My boyfriend and I were in an upswing of gym activity. That’s how it goes, right? Sometimes you are committed to a routine, and then other times, you fall out of the rhythm. I was starting to see some results again.

In April, our gym officially closed without knowing how long we would be locked down. It seemed the gyms opened back up pretty quickly. I decided it was time to cancel my gym membership around July. I made this decision for my mental well…


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I am starting a new writing series, what I wanted as a kid. Each part of the series is going to be a different store or location. I know some people love nostalgic things, and others would rather do anything else than reflect on their childhood. I like looking back because it always informs me about myself now.

In my town, we had a mall. Most towns in New Jersey had a mall within fifteen minutes of them. As a teen, the mall was the place to exercise our independence. It was a huge amusement park that didn’t cost anything…

Erica Treadway

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