It’s been a while. I haven’t kept up with my promise to you and to myself to post something every two weeks. So let’s catch up and let me tell you what has been going on. I am currently drinking … Continue reading Let’s Catch Up
Sinking. That’s what it feels like when you take on too much too fast. So how do we combat that feeling? I’m laying out what I’ve learned from taking on a whole new life and drowning in that life for 3 months, only to discover a better way of living that is emotionally and mentally more healthy! Continue reading Taking On Water
In a world bogged down by realities such as a President Trump, Brexit, shootings, bombings, ISIS, protests, social injustice in so many forms, and an ever growing hatred and dissension spreading to the farthest reaches, we are invited to La La Land. A place that director Damien Chazelle describes as a film that “should feel like something magical could happen at any time”. But what if it doesn’t stop there? What if something as simple as this tiny little film about living for your dream and reaching for the stars (literally in one part) is actually a wake up call to a generation on the brink of giving up? Continue reading La La Land: A Message For Millennials
The pursuit of happiness is one of the major foundations of America. We all are engaged in the search for what makes us happy. We spend our lives looking for it. But what if the very thing we work out entire lives to obtain could be the very thing that kills us? Continue reading Why Happiness Is Dangerous
My entire life, at any crossroads of differing opinions when it came to how I felt, compared to how my parents felt about something I was doing, they would always say at the end of the conversation “When you have kids, you’ll understand”. But what about what we think of older people and their opinions? Have we ever stopped to think about the implications? Have we ever considered what the next few generations are going to judge us for? Continue reading What Will Our Kids Think?
When I was a kid, I was taught to respect people and act accordingly. I was taught to be gentle, loving, and sensitive to women. But culture also taught me that women are insecure about their looks. That a woman’s … Continue reading The Cultural Injustice Of Women
For my last post in this format of creative non-fiction and self-discovery, I thought it might be nice to sum up what I’ve learned thus far. What I’ve learned is this: When one chooses to be unapologetically, unashamedly themselves, it’s not … Continue reading The Cost Of Living Differently
When I was a kid, I was taught in church that doubt was bad. It wasn’t so much directly taught, but rather implied by the words and actions of those in leadership. Doubt was considered this thing you experience when … Continue reading Accepting A Life Of Doubt
In what has become the most difficult year of my entire life, the theme throughout this year is that I was very much alone in facing each part. No one was there for me during the hardest and darkest parts. Not because no one wanted to be, but because I felt that I needed to deal with it alone. It was during this time that I stopped being afraid of life, and started embracing a story of adventure, while becoming acquainted with the relentless survivor buried beneath all the fear and self-loathing. 2016 may have been the worst year, but 2017 will be the first year. The first year of many where I actually live. Continue reading The Lonely Pilgrimage
When we stop to consider the constants of life, we are drawn to the table. We eat multiple times a day, but for many of us, the constant was the dinner table. The place where we all come to share in the act of nourishment for our bodies, while feeding our souls with the company and conversations of our loved ones. It’s no surprise that during this time of year, this is the place we return to when we want to express our thankfulness for life, and all that is in it.
But is there more to it?
Continue reading A Seat At The Table