To my little girl, I’ve spent some time here and I regret to inform you that life is sober in it’s despair. Take all the good you can and don’t be surprised by the evils. You can be angered. You can be sad. But don’t be surprised.
Does anybody care about how single women move around? Does anybody wonder how we carry boxes of our shit from one house to another? They are heavy. The ones that aren’t heavy are awkward shaped. It’s ridiculous. I texted around.
I am convinced that a layer of innocence, perhaps a sheath of optimism dissolves into mid-air when you turn 25. It’s when life shows you it’s real self and she is ugly without her makeup.
I am an introvert. I don’t say that to be cute. I don’t say it to sound trendy. I say it because it’s a truth I’ve had to navigate through as a human being who craves connection just like anyone else. If I am not careful, days or even weeks can go by where I get so wrapped up in my writing and my work, that I have zero in-person interactions.
Culture rewards being creative as this unique crown of a skill but let’s be honest, is it all what it’s cracked up to be? In reality being a creative usually means you’re an idea-infested, undisciplined,...
Isn’t it funny how that works? You pick up your daughter’s paint brush, you start a novel in the dark, you play around in photoshop for three hours, you write a song while riding the bus and it’s almost like you’ve opened a can of worms.
“The marine corps teaches you how to be miserable. This is invaluable for an artist. Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow...
He was white, a little chubby and had the worst outfit in the whole club, but he was dancing with more passion than everybody in the club had combined.It looked like his hoodie was white, or was at least supposed to be.
People always say that art is everywhere, but where are the artists? They have to be everywhere too. They are the construction workers, teachers, uber drivers.
Creativity starts with your imagination. People assume that because they can use their imagination, that they must be “creative”. Okay wait. To be creative means to create something in the world that wasn’t there before.
Can I introduce you to someone? Meet Olmstead. Olmstead had a unique passion. He loved creating parks. He thought they were necessary for a great quality of life.
Have you ever made an idea pile? It sort of goes like this: First you think, “I want to do this.” It could be writing a book, starting a company or a blog, whatever. Then...
Do you ever want to like someone but just can’t seem to do it? There’s someone I’ve never liked since day one. She didn’t do anything to me. She was actually very polite. But something about her .
"I just want to write!" She swung her head back as she said it. “You need to have a platform.” I was in the room with New York Times Best-Selling Author Anne Lamott.
Remember the first time you uploaded your photo to Myspace? What and exciting forty seconds. You were de-virginizing yourself to the internet. “I’m here!”