Off the cuff

Writing is hard. Keeping consistent? Even harder. It's been ages since I last updated this blog. I wanted it to be too perfect, to have a certain direction. However, that isn't the route to maintain consistency. When will the next post be? Soon. I've got ideas and stories to write about.

The Blogging sabbatical: creating a better blog

This blog set out to be an experiment: could I create content that people could genuinely enjoy and read? Could I convey some of the information I've learned in a digestible and simple manner? I think I've convinced myself that's the case. There's been a solid number of you who read this blog regularly. Thank … Continue reading The Blogging sabbatical: creating a better blog

Neglecting Our Most Valuable Moments

Cameras capture a ton of memories; documenting everything from grandparents to silly cats which inevitably turn into memes. The invention of the camera has been a part of human culture ever since the invention of dry plate technology in 1878. Since then, we have photos that give quick snapshots of life in the past. Additionally, … Continue reading Neglecting Our Most Valuable Moments

The Necessity of Checking In On Yourself

I had a blog prepared for this week, ready to go. Unfortunately, I'm not happy with some of the phrasing that is present and my current frame. Therefore, I'm pushing the blog post out next week. However, what I have for you this week is something awesome. The author speaking in the video, Neil Strauss, … Continue reading The Necessity of Checking In On Yourself

How to tame your dragon: slaying the toxic beast in your head

“Hey, you suck!”      I hear a voice yell out as I’m running down the sidewalk; the cars sweeping by from the neighboring roadway. I thought to myself, “Probably someone I know messing with me.” A few minutes later, I hear it again, “No really, you freaking suck!”      Oddly, it sounded like … Continue reading How to tame your dragon: slaying the toxic beast in your head

Vote for Yourself: Being Your Biggest Fan

With the presidential primaries in full swing, I’m reminded of how important our vote is. During this time, we see the variety of voters within the USA. Some are extremely vocal; fighting tooth and nail to prop them into candidacy. Others are largely apathetic of the whole process: waiting for someone to tell them who … Continue reading Vote for Yourself: Being Your Biggest Fan

Stop being busy! Put your time on a diet

How many hours per day do you spend on actual work? Really, think about all of the hours you spend in the place you work. Think of the tasks and add up the hours. What’s the total hours you spend? 40? 60? 80?? Now look at that number and think to yourself: am I really working … Continue reading Stop being busy! Put your time on a diet

Learn From Your Mistakes: Embracing Failure

I used to fear the unknown. I was terrified of failing or letting someone down. “What if they hate me for it?”, “If I fail, will I be shunned for life?”, and “I’d rather throw myself into a prickle of porcupines than let anyone down.” Ouch. I had these fears build up whenever I took … Continue reading Learn From Your Mistakes: Embracing Failure

Presence: Showing Up is Half the Battle

I recently wrote a guest blog post for GradShare. If you're interested in a pretty quick read, please follow the link below.  It's a quicker primer on presence and some basic tips for staying present to the moment.  You can find the blog post by clicking here!  

Life: Are you doing it Right?

For years, it was preached to me, “you’re going to college” and “you’re getting a degree.” I never really understood the fascination behind a college degree as I was growing up. However, I had it drilled into me that this degree would allow me to go places, do things, and establish myself. It was depicted … Continue reading Life: Are you doing it Right?