oh, write
Published in

oh, write

I Spent My Birthday Alone And Absolutely Loved It

How disconnecting from the outside world helped me find joy

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels

For my 26th birthday, I gifted myself a solo weekend getaway across town. It was the first time I had been alone, overnight, in over a year. Ten minutes in, I was in love — and I understood why Maya Angelou chose to rent a hotel room just for writing in.




A publication documenting the highs and lows of a Black woman’s writing journey.

Recommended from Medium

I get lost and behave like a silly bastard. Self-discipline is self-love, a practical guide.

Boundaries: Setting and Crossing Them

What to do when someone is constantly rude to you?

On the cyclical nature of life


“The past five years of my life seem to have been nothing short of chaos.”


Wait. What if Allen Iverson Was Right This Whole Time?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nia Simone McLeod

Nia Simone McLeod

Freelance writer covering pop culture, creativity, race + other fun stuff | she/her | Subscribe to my newsletter: https://ohwrite.substack.com/welcome

More from Medium

Nick Miller: An Author’s Wet Dream

I Had An Existential Crisis After Watching Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up”

Self-Care Tips For When You Feel Stuck: A Conversation With Candice Jones

Why I Only Use Images of Black and Brown Women in My Work