Hello, Anxiety. Showing up again uninvited and empty-handed. Creating a feeling of non-belonging where it doesn't belong. Tightening a vice in my chest where air should be flowing freely. Turning insignificant decisions into behemoth choice beasts. Causing me to worry about things that will never come to fruition. Telling me I'm not good enough because… Continue reading Why Am I So Anxious?
What exactly is a "niche", you ask? It's defined as a "comfortable or suitable position in life or employment" or as a "product or service that appeals to a small, specialized section of the population." It's the thing that all search engines, marketers, and advice-givers want you to define for yourself because, without having made… Continue reading Do I Have to Have a Niche?
Ever asked yourself that? Ever had a day where every social interaction you have just doesn't land right? Maybe you're having more than a few days like that. I don't know your life. What I do know is that I've been hyper aware of how often I'm choosing to avoid people these days. If I… Continue reading Why Am I So Awkward?
We're small. We're incredible. But...ridiculously small. Don't you forget it. It's vital that we keep this notion at the edge of our awareness because it instills us with a powerful sense of humility. Through humility, we can begin to more deeply and consciously appreciate the little things. What better way to exist than to live deeply in… Continue reading What If We Focused on the Big Picture?
The New Year approaches. Can you feel it? The arrival of a new year makes us feel like we've got a "fresh start". You find yourself reflecting on what you did over the last 12 months…and what you didn’t do. I, for one, have had some incredible experiences this year. We're talking things that I couldn't have… Continue reading New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions
'Everything happens for a reason' is a phrase we hear thrown around all the time. Some people dismiss it as a cop-out and some people whole-heartedly believe in it. I'm one of those whole-hearted people. I choose to believe that everything happens for a reason because it's rooted in hope and curiosity. Not disappointment and… Continue reading Why I Believe Everything Happens for a Reason
Everything in our world nowadays is set up to connect us with people that we have things in common with. All of our social media wants us to know what mutual friends we have, that we both love the same music, are from the same neighborhoods, spend our free time the same way, and believe… Continue reading Why I Seek Out People Different Than Myself
We're all unique. We have innate character traits that we come into this world with and we get to build out the little details along the way as we grow. There are a lot of 'types' that you can easily find yourself trying to fit into. The fitness buff, the nerd, the hot chick, the rockstar, the… Continue reading Be a Contradiction
Throwback Thursday. So many of us take part in this popular hashtag so we can post memories of ourselves from the past and reminisce on the good times. I, for one, love it. Yesterday, Facebook reminded me that I graduated from college 8 years ago. Mind blown. Today, I'm randomly going through some old pics… Continue reading #TBT: Remember Where You Came From
Isn't this topic just exactly what you want to hear about before you go to sleep? I found it unavoidable the other night. I was flicking through the channels and came upon a show called "Joe Rogan Questions Everything". You remember Joe Rogan. The host of "Fear Factor" and probably other random shows that don't… Continue reading Biopocalypse.
Dear Summer, I feel that it's time for us to take a break. Sure, it was fun at first. Remember that late night when we did drunken gymnastics? It was a blast and, luckily, no one got hurt. Let's face it, that could have been a really bad idea. Remember when we had a Dance… Continue reading An Awkward Break-Up With Summer
Let us talk about things that are important to me right now. I am holding it in my hand. It is delicious. It is alcohol. It is wine. This gorgeous glass of wine sits in my hand, relieving me of the days' stresses...inspiring creative thought. It's really a wonderful invention. Alcohol and I have developed… Continue reading Beverage.
Make the blank page stop. Oh. Well, I guess that was simpler than I thought. Welcome to my new blog space. "New" might be a stretch considering that I started this account in 2010, but better late than never, right? Let's just say I forgot my password over the past couple of years. Sounds like… Continue reading Go away, Blank Page.