Devotions

Tara Monjazeb
A weekly newsletter on reflection, literature, and finding joy in the little things. Every Sunday.
Created 26 Jun 2021
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  • Hope Was Always The Thing!
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 23 5
    Hello again. I took a break last week to move into my London flat. I was overwhelmed with all the things I had to do — setting up bills, getting my broken shower fixed, ordering appliances and furnitu...
  • Alone at the Tate Modern
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 31 12
    Last Sunday I took a trip to the Tate Modern by myself. I did a lot of things on my own before that: flat viewings, grocery, dinner out by myself in Soho. But being at a busy gallery on a Sunday after...
  • There's No Place Like My Room
    12 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 28 3
    When I first moved to London, I never felt homesick. I missed my family, and my friends, and Trader Joe’s, but never home. In a way, home never really felt like one, because it seemed like I was alway...
  • Moving Away For The First Time (Again)
    05 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 28 4
    It’s finally September. The breeze is cool, the sun is warm, and tomorrow I will be on a flight to London. I’ve done this before. I was 19 when I first left home. Before that, I stayed in my hometown ...
  • I Am Every Age I Have Ever Been
    29 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 35 8
    There is something so intimidatingly fresh about September. It comes from when I was young, stepping into a new grade and feeling so much older than I was. The mistakes and insecurities of the year be...
  • Me and My Two Hearts
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 45 15
    I woke up on Wednesday feeling very strange. Though strange, it felt familiar. Sometimes I wake up and forget who I am. Not in the amnesia kind of way, but I just feel like a body in my bed. It’s as i...
  • Learning to Love the Ocean
    15 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 29 3
    Hi from Delaware! I’m on vacation with my family this week. To be honest, I’ve never liked the beach. My hair looks awful when it’s wet. I am always prone to sunburn. Sand gets everywhere. It wasn’t u...
  • Tuesdays with my Grandmother
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 35 5
    This past Tuesday was the three-year anniversary of my Grandma’s passing. Tuesdays were her day. She picked us up from school and bought us McDonald’s ice cream. In the summers we’d go swimming and sh...
  • The Strength in Resting
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 48 12
    In the fifth grade, my classmate and I did a project on Olympic injuries. The Olympics were happening in Vancouver at the time, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. There were plenty of things...
  • Crying in the Whole Foods Freezer Aisle
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 45 23
    Tuesday was a low day. I spent nearly all of it in bed, but I drove to Whole Foods after dinner — more so for a nice moonlight drive with myself, but also because I’ve been wanting to try the new Milk...
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