My brain is a hamster on a wheel that never ends.

This causes many unpleasant side effects, including a lifelong struggle with insomnia. I have so many memories of waking up in the middle of the night as a child and staring at various objects in the dark, constructing them into monsters the longer I stayed awake.

When I had kids, everyone told me, “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” Well-intentioned advice, I guess, that didn’t account for someone like me, for whom sleep never came easily.

Then I got a new job, in the middle of a pandemic.

In a…

Lisa Biber

Mama. Teacher. Writer. Yogi. Hufflepuff. Wanderer. Empath.

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