Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been (And, Yet…)

“I’m ready to be sure I never become that way again’cause who I am hates who I’ve been.Who I am hates who I’ve been.” -Relient K, “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” April has not been easy. In fact, I dare say it has been one of the more challenging months (though 2013 isn’t […]

It’s Bittersweet.

It’s bittersweet, the impending changes. My graduation. My career growing. My friendships changing. My loved ones growing older. It’s all so bittersweet. In every moment, I find something to be completely elated about and something that saddens me to some degree. When I look at the young child I love so dearly, I see her […]

Give Me Thunder, Give Me Lightning, …Take Me Dancing

“Give me thunder, give me lightning, and I will give you every part of me, take me dancing, get me fucked up, play that old guitar, and we will sing…” -The Maine, “Take Me Dancing” fromĀ Pioneer If, unlike me, you aren’t a big lover of music, or you’ve never heard of The Maine (“Oh, the […]

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

“Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.” It’s the title of an episode of my favorite television show. It’s the title of my workout playlist. More than that, it’s one of my many mantras. I like to look at it as a statement that speaks true volumes: NO ONE IS GOING TO RESCUE YOU. YOU HAVE TO […]

(Goonies) Never Say Die in This Heart of Darkness

“The mind of man is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.” -Marlow in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness In the face of the unknown, humans display a typical instinct that’s needed for survival: fight or flight. Now that’s not to say when you’re truly frightened […]