leveling up

the feeling of leveling up is a surreal experience. it happens when many facets of your life are going well simultaneously, better than you had imagined. you may have stumbled onto a situation that led to other positive downstream effects. you may be in situations thinking “This is too good to be true.” you may … Continue reading leveling up

hopes and dreams to reality

if you tell enough people about your dreams, if you think of them often enough, if you work at them hard enough, if you believe in its probability deeply enough, then the world will conspire to work in your favor. i am seeing this time and time again, and it is wild. go 90%, and … Continue reading hopes and dreams to reality

semi-annual review: 2019 so far

i have poked and prodded, and now they are all out. the repetitive, unnecessary thought patterns are flushed from my system (for the most part), and i am mentally and emotionally cleansed. the people who are meant to be in my life are here, along for the ride. now it is time to embark on … Continue reading semi-annual review: 2019 so far

Filter through the noise

There is so much noise in the world. Noise from people, from buildings, from institutions, from society, from air conditioning vents. Noise from those you trust, from your parents, from people you love and people who love you. So much noise from books, movies, media, news, and even pictures. There is noise from egos trying … Continue reading Filter through the noise

When you decide your life is your own

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your … Continue reading When you decide your life is your own

Only you can fully understand you

Only you can fully understand you. There is simultaneous melancholy and joy in this statement. Melancholy because you will never be entirely understood. No one will know all parts of you. Even if you try to expose someone to the various facets of your life, only you will fully experience the life you live. On … Continue reading Only you can fully understand you

Art is letting out your inner child

Art is not meant to be filtered, unless you’re editing. However, many people don’t get that far. Their inner critic hinders their creativity so they don’t create at all. When I create, I think of a quote by Ernest Hemingway. Write drunk. Edit sober. Tapping into your creativity is you allowing yourself to be a … Continue reading Art is letting out your inner child