Taking On Water

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


Why Happiness Is Dangerous

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

The Cost Of Living Differently

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


Accepting A Life Of Doubt

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


The Lonely Pilgrimage

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


What I Learned By Being Alone

Though I’m an introvert, I hate being alone all the time. I never want that. Historically, being alone a lot hasn’t been a good thing for me mentally or emotionally. I tend to go to darker places. But when I was thrust into doing life alone, I found out how badly I needed it. And I met myself there for quite possibly the first time in my life. Continue reading What I Learned By Being Alone


Redefined By Human Equality

This is a difficult post for me to write. The older I get, the more passionate I am on this subject. I understand that I am speaking about this as a white American male who has not endured oppression or inequality myself. But it is from this place that I write so passionately about this. For it is this reality that has caused such an urgency and importance on this matter. Continue reading Redefined By Human Equality


Life Without Risk Is Death

There have been a lot of circumstances in my life as of late that have pushed me to take risks in order to progress and accomplish goals. Risks are often times the main proponent of fear and anxiety in life. When we come to a point in our journey where we must risk to move forward, we are too afraid to do so, and often times halt our story by being paralyzed by fear. Continue reading Life Without Risk Is Death


A Life Full Of Lemons

2015 was a rough year for me. But I learned a lot. I learned how to make my situation better by not relying on anyone but myself to make it better. I learned a lot about myself and what I’m capable of as well. I think that was extremely important. Now, here I am almost two months into 2016, and this year already looks to be my most promising and productive year yet! So what changed? Continue reading A Life Full Of Lemons


3 Questions For A Productive Day

In the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and having countless conversations with people who are highly successful at what they do, and they all have one thing in common: They utilize 95% of their time for productivity and progress towards a specific and well-defined goal.

This got me thinking about my own life and, when I put myself through the same filter as successful people, It becomes immediately apparent what needs to change. Continue reading 3 Questions For A Productive Day