Wow! I can't believe that this is my 100th official blog post! It's crazy to think that almost 2 years ago I sent my first thoughts out into the interwebs, and now here I am with over 100 official follows who are complete strangers (along with friends and family who just like my Facebook page)... Continue Reading →
Fear: The Coward’s Choice
If you're ever tempted to hold back or shy away from an opportunity or just stay in the status quo simply because of what you're afraid might happen, take a moment to give yourself a pep talk. We only live life once, and there may not be a second chance to face your fears.
Growth Opportunities (Alt. Title: F*CKING UP)
Realizing when you're wrong sucks SO BAD, but the more important thing is making sure that you go forward armed with the new knowledge and not burdened by it.
Reasons to Embrace Being Single
Being in a relationship, the right relationship, is an amazing thing. However, as amazing as a relationship is, we have to remember that there are some damn good things about being single, too.
When we beat ourselves up for every little failure, we can hardly even enjoy the victories we do have because we are focusing on how far we still have to go rather than how far we've come. I am in no way saying that we should settle into a life of contentment with average and pat ourselves on the back for every mundane "accomplishment". However, there is sometimes something to be said for making the journey towards your goal the focus rather than the shining, ever-so-far-away end target.
Taking Back the Spirit of Halloween
Creativity is literally the fountain of life. We as humans are created out of two people's love for one another (or should be in an ideal world). We are born of creation, and therefore we are born to create.
What To Do When you F*ck Up
Each and every time you fuck up should be a time where you learn. If you're applying the knowledge gained from when you screw up, it will be very rare that you make the same mistake twice. A flaw-free live is completely impossible, as much as the A-type personalities of the world wish it were so. However, a life lived with integrity and purpose is as close as we can get. Don't allow your missteps to prevent you from finishing your path, and don't allow your dirty shins and skinned knees to give you permission to sit down and throw up your hands.
Inspiration Must be Sought
If your feed is filled with people who are constantly hustling and improving themselves, you cannot help but feel obligated to catch up. If your feed is filled with memes glorifying laziness and constant partying, you will feel pretty great about where you're sitting and feel completely unmotivated to change.
Dedication Becomes Habit
Sometimes, we may look at someone and feel like they have their shit 100% together and they don't struggle with anything because they are always following through with what they set out to do. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are some days where I go to the gym and my ENTIRE BRAIN is screaming at me to turn around and hightail it back home. Hell, even tonight I didn't want to write a blog post, but because I try to post every Tuesday and Saturday (barring anything unforeseen), I opened my laptop and started typing.
The Devil is in the Dirty Work
Every single person that I read about who is winning chooses hard. Not because they are a masochist or because they think that the more pain they put themselves in the more noble they are, but because they know that that is what it takes.