As I sit in my apartment next to my wife and newborn son, in a city we love, sipping on a latte that I was able to make myself. I realize that I can remember a not so distant time in my life where I so DESPERATELY longed for the life that I now have. … Continue reading The Enemy of Gratitude is Entitlement
I Have Nothing to Say
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
23 Ideas and Me (2020 Birthday Post)
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 I've since unpublished it.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)
Fulfillment and the Depth of the “Bad” Things We Feel.
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.
Muffintop and Having it All
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.
If you want to get good at something, you have to practice it consistently. If you want to practice something consistently, you’re going to have to persevere. If you want to persevere, you’re going to need something to hope for. Hope is that thing that drives us. It gets us out of bed in the … Continue reading Hope
House Plants, Entropy, and The Subtle Art of Not Trying.
PSA: This is just a lesson I am learning right now My wife can kill a house plant with the skill and poise of that dude from Assassin's Creed. She tries so hard (and I cheer her on from the background), but I just don't think it was meant to be. She waters them... Cares … Continue reading House Plants, Entropy, and The Subtle Art of Not Trying.
Breaking New Ground
Imagine this scenario: It's nighttime, you step onto your lamplit street, and it's snowing. The cold and the silence create an almost un worldly scene of serenity The snow in front of you is so clean, so fresh and level - It's beautiful. A step into that perfect layer of fluff feels as if it … Continue reading Breaking New Ground
You Know Nothing: Objective vs. Subjective Thoughts
You know what really grinds my gears? When people claim to know the objective truth about the obviously subjective. I say this as a writer who tackles almost exclusively subjects on a subjective scale and probably am branding myself as a terrible hypocrite more and more with every word I type. But this is a … Continue reading You Know Nothing: Objective vs. Subjective Thoughts
The Seed Parable
I love to learn. I’ve always liked to imagine the process of reading books and learning new things as “downloading” information into my brain. A movie esq scene comes to mind where they hook my brain up to a million miscellaneous cables, click a button on a computer and BOOM...I’m instantaneously a kick ass stoic … Continue reading The Seed Parable