Stop Making Excuses

I’ve always hated complainers. I’m definitely not the most bubbly person alive, but I can only be around positive people. I hate complaining, I feel like one of my strengths is maintaining a certain level of optimism during debates, and I genuinely enjoy the musical stylings of Ariana Grande. However, when I was younger I […]

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Logic’s Waiting Room and The War of Art

I’m not one to debate theism. I find the argument uninteresting and unavailing. However, I am interested in understanding how spirituality can be worthwhile to one’s life. I can enjoy some occasional yoga while I listen to Kesha’s Praying and pretend for a moment that I am one with the universe. But I’m not very […]

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Be A Tourist In Your Own Life

In two and a half weeks I’m going traveling for a month to five different cities. Not for any particular reason, other than that I’m bored where I am and it’s been a while since I’ve done a huge trip like this. I like traveling alone. I like to imagine that I look very glamorous […]

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Broken Fingers (A Poem)

I woke up this morning after a few really vivid dreams. I had a song stuck in my head — a song that I somehow wrote while dreaming. It came to me so quickly that I almost recorded a voice memo of it, but then I quickly remembered that I have no musical talent and my singing […]

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Nobody Cares About Your Breakup

In the days after a breakup, it is so raw and physically painful that it feels like you should be in a hospital on a morphine drip. It’s so agonizingly painful, it’s ridiculous. I had never experienced this before. My pillows were soaked with tears for a week straight and I was continuously scribbling down […]

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Being It

In a world where Monica Lewinsky is doing TED Talks and Mike Tyson has a clothing line, really anything is possible. It all starts with the magic of pretending. When you aspire to be anything, just pretend you already are. The word “pretend” comes from the Latin word praetendere, which means “to stretch out before, to aspire to, and to […]

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The Impossible List

I’m not much of a calculated goal-setter. I typically have 1 or 2 life goals at a time and focus on those until I accomplish them. I don’t like to look too far into the future and I’m kind of afraid of ambition. Bucket lists always seemed daunting and intangible to me. However, you are […]

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