I have nothing to say. I have nothing to teach. Only things to figure out. I often find myself teetering the edge of growth and progression. Always a little bit scared of moving forward because, “If I get anymore legitimate about this, people will expect me to have something to show for it.” This kind … Continue reading I Have Nothing to Say
One year ago today I published my first official piece of writing. It was a reflection piece on my 23 birthday. 23 pieces of life advice I felt like I could offer in confidence learned from my 23 years of life (a little pretentious, I know). I've since unpublished it. I changed the hosting site … Continue reading 23 Ideas and Me (2020 Birthday Post)
The most important thing that you can do is take a little bit of action. Every day. Not too much…You don’t have to constantly be achieving. But there’s a big difference between action and inaction. There’s a big difference between me hitting the snooze button in the morning and me waking up slow and reading … Continue reading Realize Moderation
Try something new. Try something different. When you want to share something with the world but don’t quite know how... Try a different approach.
“My name is Ben.” Writing is hard… It’s fulfilling, beautiful, expressive, therapeutic, and healthy… But it’s hard. Writing is hard because it forces you to solidify the thoughts that bounce around your head all day with only a vague outline like a ghost. Writing is like turning a liquid into a gas, then a gas … Continue reading My Name Is Ben
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I often think that I have a problem when I feel…well…not fulfilled. Like I’m not accomplishing anything or that I’m empty. It’s a weird thing about being human because we often pat ourselves on the back for having ambition, but where does the line get drawn for having too much ambition? When do we finally … Continue reading Fulfillment and the Depth of the “Bad” Things We Feel.
The other night I drew a pig. I didn’t like it. It felt forced, ugly, and not my style. I walked away. Today I saw this tweet from David Perell I got hyped. I went back and re-did the pig using my own style. It didn’t matter if it was all that good or not. … Continue reading Figure it Out
An artist, not unlike any other profession, MUST learn how to walk away when necessary. Artists have to be consistent. They have to build their skills, share their work, and grow constantly. When talking about growth, we're often taught to practice a lot and to practice often. Making a daily habit and doing the same … Continue reading Discipline or Emotion? An Artist’s Battle
Life is always going to suck at least a little bit in one or two areas. What’s important is that you get your shit straight in all the areas that are important to you.