Be Here Now

November 6th, 2019 There will always be people there to remind you of who and what you used to be. Someone who, instead of celebrating your achievements of the moment, will tell you how you would have previously failed. Someone who will mention how you used to act as opposed to how you’re behaving rightContinue reading “Be Here Now”

Save Me

October 21st, 2019 You can’t save everyone. And, some days, it feels like you can’t save anyone. When you make it to the other side of certain hardships or experiences, you find yourself wanting to share how you did it in the hopes that you can help another human. That maybe you can prevent aContinue reading “Save Me”

Gossip, Girl

October 15th, 2019 Gossip is awful. I am also terribly guilty of it. I would never assume you are or have been, too, because that would be gossiping and I am no fool to these self-imposed tricks. One of the best tools I’ve learned in battling the deeply natural act of talking shit about oneContinue reading “Gossip, Girl”

Do You Believe In Magic?

September 17th, 2019 People are fucking magic. It feels weird to feel compelled to make a post about this, but it so often seems like we live in a world where all we do is complain about each other. Our friends, our families, our co-workers, people we’ve never even met. If you talk to someoneContinue reading “Do You Believe In Magic?”

Give Fucks

September 5th, 2019 I’mma shout this real loud for all the cool kids slouching in the back of the bus: Caring about things and people is the most attractive quality a person can have. I know when you’re young it doesn’t seem like it, because caring about stuff is lame and you are desperate toContinue reading “Give Fucks”

Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

August 5th, 2019 My dad and I were discussing what’s going on in this country yesterday when he asked me a pointed question that made me flinch. “You keep talking about love. Why isn’t anybody listening?” I don’t know. I spend all this time thinking and writing and hoping and I don’t know why peopleContinue reading “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About”

Mom

July 26th, 2019 When I was seven years old, I had a Batman Returns-themed birthday party. Despite the fact that it says everything about who I ended up being as an adult (a dark, superhero-obsessed loser with a fairly self-aware sense of humor), that’s not why I love this recently unearthed photo. I love itContinue reading “Mom”

“The Most Boringest Ride Ever”

June 24th, 2019 “I do not want to go on the most boringest ride ever.” My dad didn’t let me live this one down for a while. We were at Disney World, which, in my young heart, was the most perfect place a person could imagine. Heaven was a distant and possibly fictional second. IContinue reading ““The Most Boringest Ride Ever””

[Start The Clapping]

June 4th, 2019 I help run a thing on Tuesday afternoons. To do that, they give me a folder that tells me what to say and what to do. Today, I noticed that after one of the statements, it read [Start the Clapping]. And I thought to myself: “Hell, yeah.” That’s what we need toContinue reading “[Start The Clapping]”

Tightrope

May 28th, 2019 Imagine your life is a high-wire act. It might not be hard to pretend, actually. Every part of (and person in your) life is one thread in the tightrope that you’re tirelessly walking. If you find a loose or stray wire, don’t worry. Your only job is to focus on the strong,Continue reading “Tightrope”