How to Define Your Day

Today’s lesson: Don’t define your day by your work performance or the amount of things you accomplished – define it by who you chose to be and how you treated others. What a craaaazy couple of daaaays. It’s wild how we can feel so in control and on top of things one day and completely,…

To the Next Generation: Don’t Make Work Your Calling

I grew up with two hard-working parents who weren’t totally happy with their jobs. In fact, a lot of the time, they were walking tumbleweeds of worry and frustration. This led me to the (quite logical) conclusion that MY job should ALWAYS be enjoyable – and that the only way to accomplish this was to…

Game Change

Alright, y’all. It’s time to shake things up a bit. This blog has always (and will, probably, always) be about storytelling through writing. The written word is my bacon ‘n eggs. Always will be. But this blog is about me AND you. It’s about us moving forward, however imperfectly, together. So, I’m adding one more…

The one where I cry in the Trader Joe’s parking lot.

DUDE. Welcome to Tuesday. Hope yours is going smashing-ly. For me, this was day TWO of slugging it out with some pretty horrific fear demons – a collective term for all of those terrifying thoughts like you’re never going to make it… you’re a shit writer… nobody cares what you have to say… you’re just a…

Opportunity Bees

Part III of the “Self-Annoyed: Solopreneurship Done Write” series, where I openly battle for control over my mindset + wrestle with cultural myths about success. All at once, the air itself thickens and churns. The landscape loses its footing, creating a marbling panorama of color. Goddammit. I promised myself I wouldn’t do this. Against my will,…

The Power of Waiting

I’ve been waiting my whole life. Waiting to get my ears pierced so I could stop wearing (unreliable) plastic press-ons, to turn sixteen and get behind the wheel by myself, to start twelfth grade and be a top-dog senior, with off-campus lunch privileges and skip days. I’ve been waiting to graduate high school and experience…