Dear Reader Vol. 1

Dear Reader, I hate growing up. I wish I didn’t have to.  My life used to be so easy, but now it sucks. Taxes are hard, money is stressful, and all I do is work. Why the hell did I want this growing up thing so bad? For freedom? I’ve never felt more trapped in…

Decay

Every morning my eyes grow heavier. That stupid alarm clock won’t stop ringing. If I get out of bed I’m fucked. If I stay in bed I’m very fucked. I love being alive. Every breakfast I’m a little less prepared. That damn lunchbox doesn’t fill itself. If I make myself food I’ll be late. If…

Buying Bread

I’m buying bread.  I just left work and my feet ache.  After a mundane drive here, where I missed my turn twice, I end up at the most expensive store in town.  I’m tired, broke, and I have chores to do. But getting this bread is something I need to do. I reach for a…

Why I Quit Instagram and TikTok

“I found myself feeling trapped in a cycle of wanting more than the app could give me.” This year I set out to create better content, read more, and find myself as a creator.  In the last eight months I have…  Kind of done the first part. But not really. I read way less than…

How To Have A More Creative Mindset

If you want to create more, you can’t underestimate the power of being encouraged and cheered on.  We still need intrinsic motivation for everything we do, but that extra boost from the people around us is just as essential. If you take anything from this reading, I hope it’s that your ideas, passions, and all…