I Don’t Feel Bad About Taking Breaks Anymore

“ If creating more means living less, I don’t think that’s worth it.” In my most recent podcast with PME, which you can find here, we talked about how much we’ve both changed in our two years of creating. The topic of creating consistently came up and I realized this was something I needed to…

My Podcast Turned Two Today

A couple of days ago I was scrolling through a few tabs on my computer when I saw something unusual. I had a two hour time block titled “Get Psyched Podcast Anniversary” on my google calendar. I double checked my podcast to make sure that was right, and sure enough the 27th of January is…

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…

He’s the worst

‘You’re psychotic’ ‘Is that a fact or opinion?’ ‘Opinion.’ she said ‘But if you want a fact’, she looked me in the eyes and stared hard before adding, ‘I hate you.’ I can’t say I’m surprised or even hurt by her words. It’s all true. I’ve been expecting this conversation for weeks now. If anything,…

Monsters Inside

Part 7: They Come From Inside. Roll the credits. Seriously, how many times do I need to say “monsters inside” in a story I wrote called “Monsters Inside?” I’m sure you get my point by now. You can’t see me right now, but I’m sighing as I sit in my favorite gaming chair that I’ve…

Flash Forward

It’s the fifth grade. You’re sitting in class taking your EOG. Your mom didn’t let you get that $4 mechanical pencil you wanted. It would’ve brought you so much luck. You dream of growing older so you can choose your own pencil. Flash forward. It’s graduation. Middle school is over.  You dream of the new…

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…