I often hear about people who have dropped out of college to pursue other interests. Some have formed a band, starting acting, or even went on to create multi-million dollar businesses. But I’m sure that had to take a hell of a lot of determination. Granted, just because you have a degree doesn’t necessarily mean you will be successful, but it does certainly help. So to say that you’re willing to put that on hold to go after something else is very risky and would require a lot of determination. I’m sure they were met with their setbacks and downfalls, … Continue reading Determination
All last week, I was a day ahead of what it actually was. I thought it was Wednesday and it was only Tuesday. I thought it was Thursday and it was only Wednesday. For whatever reason, it never just felt like it was the day it was supposed to be. Which got me wondering, what does a day feel like? I mean, we all know how a Monday feels because it sucks. It’s the beginning of a whole new work week and (for me at least) it just feels like everything re-set. As if all the ‘progress’ I made last week … Continue reading What Does a Day Feel Like?
Imagine you are with your friend, sister, brother, or whoever and you are standing in front of a really big mall. Or at least the biggest mall that you live closest to. So your person and you go into the mall. Your person looks to you and says, “Pick out anything you want and I’m going to pay for it.” So you and your person go into the mall and hangout and talk and grab coffee. You find a store that you love and you go in and find something that speaks to you. You and your person go to … Continue reading It’s Actually NOT Impersonal
Remember when you were little, you had practice fire drills in school? Everyone had to get into an orderly fashion, exit the building, and then meet at the flag pole and watch the school burn. At work we had a fire drill, but it wasn’t so much a “drill.” The voice over the speaker told us to ‘remain at our workstations for the duration of the alarm.’ Now I have to wonder, if there were an actual fire – no one would know what the fuck to do. It’s more like, “run for your lives!” sort of plan. Personally, I … Continue reading Fire Alarms for Adults
I know I haven’t blogged consistently lately, and basically, it’s because I had an internship for 3 months, and that took up most of my time. So when I could have been blogging, I was doing work. And once you get in the habit of not doing something, you sorta forget that you were doing it in the first place. Anyway, my world has been chaotic lately, and I’m renewed with more to write about. I think that was another problem too; I felt like I didn’t have much to write about. Like my thoughts and ideas were all dried … Continue reading That Tiny Ball
Dear New 29 yr. old Self: Hello and welcome! Take a look around and make yourself at home. We’re going to be spending a lot of time together. You can arrange things however you would like. As you know, 28 just left. And she did a really good job – you’ve got big shoes to fill, girlie! So, I know I might be asking a lot from you, but I want you to do your best, give it your all, and no matter what, I will still love you. I want you to be strong and strict. I want you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self
We have more power than I think we know. Or perhaps we do know, we’re just too lazy to do anything about it. I’m leaning more towards the latter. But I think that if we really want things to change, the power lies 100% in our hands. You might not think so, but must I remind you that WE ARE THE MASSES? We out number every department in Congress combined…times ten. So I think we should practice first on something small. Like the Kardashians. We –as the masses- decide her popularity. If you have people stop buying their products, watching … Continue reading We Are the Masses!
If I had magic soap, and it could wash away anything, I would have it wash away my fears. Fear is a big factor in my life. I’m not talking about a fear of spiders and clowns. Although, the soap would wash that away too. There have been things that I haven’t done BECAUSE of fear. Whether I feared I would fail, or feared I would be embarrassed, or fear I would be harassed or tormented. I could have probably done a lot more with my life without fear holding me back. I would also have my soap wash away … Continue reading Magic Soap
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Clearly eating doesn’t truly define us. I can eat a healthy salad one day, and a greasy burger the next. It doesn’t mean I’m confused, or uncertain, or bipolar. In today’s world, more weight (no pun intended) is put on what we eat. We want to eat healthier, we want to eat smarter, we also want to eat cheaper. Everyone is stuck on this health craze. And that’s all fine and dandy. Go and eat your apples and gluten free carbs. But I think there is more to this sentence. … Continue reading You Are What You…
We all know that when someone is convicted of a crime, there is a plaintiff and defendant. Usually when we hear about the story, we automatically pick a side. He’s guilty! He’s innocent! Let’s work out a scenario. The shooting of Michael Brown. It’s been a year, and people are still quite sensitive about the subject, so I’m going to tread as lightly as I can. Let’s refresh everyone’s memory. Basically, in a nutshell, a white officer (Wilson) was accused of shooting and killing an innocent, unarmed black man (Brown). Everyone has their side. He should be charged with murder! … Continue reading Defending the Other Side