This is the first time in my entire life that I didn’t feel joyful on Easter, just a deep and echoing grief. You see, I haven’t made it to the “triumphant resurrection” part of Easter yet in my life. I’m stuck on Good Friday. On death. Part of me died last year. Maybe it was the […]Read More Stuck living on Good Friday.
While Scarface is probably THE least likely place to get a life lesson other than “Don’t do any of these things ever,” not going to lie, I was totally moved by one scene in particular.Read More Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy: Life Lessons from Scarface (really.)
This summer, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of happiness. The concept keeps obnoxiously resurfacing in my life, like a fly you could’ve sworn you swatted away. My problem with happiness is that sometimes, deep down, I really don’t think I’ll ever be happy. That it’s unattainable–not for everyone, just for me. Can ambition ever yield happiness? […]Read More What Even Is Happiness?
If you’re a woman, you experience a lot of “first”s unique to womanhood. First bra, first time wearing makeup (and the inevitable blue eyeshadow phase), first time babysitting. The list goes on and on. However, there’s a first every woman experiences, yet isn’t met with the cheery stories of weird mascara trends or training bra […]Read More Sexual Objectification Feels A Lot Like Betrayal
For the last five years of my young adult life, not a weekend has passed without news of a engagement or wedding. And don’t be fooled–even once a wedding has passed, you will still see visible traces of that event for months to come, like a virtual bread crumb trail of acute narcissism. Oh, it’s […]Read More Don’t be THAT guy at weddings:
Originally Written March 2015. And yes, this all actually happened. When I’m nervous about something, I have a few tricks that I do to calm myself down–basically, I just sit in my car and talk to myself in my dashboard mirror like a militantly upbeat life coach. I might even be able to out self-talk […]Read More That One Time I Auditioned for A Musical…
So, maybe I’m just like a walking Hallmark card generator (thank you, advertising degree), but as previously established last week in this ever-growing “LIFE, man” series (title pending), being an adult is super hard sometimes. And when the going gets tough, the tough/me make up a ton of motivational sayings to help them survive. Don’t […]Read More Don’t Feed the Feelings
College didn’t prepare me for how a full time job would be; honestly, “The Office” has been more handy in figuring out workplace situations than my “Please submit a PAPER portfolio because we’re all in denial that the Internet is a thing” internship seminar class in college. And don’t get me wrong–I’m extremely, abundantly fortune […]Read More Full Time Jobs: NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
“Serial” relationship lesson #56: don’t murder (or potentially murder?) your exRead More What “Serial” Taught Me About Break Ups
When you rallied behind syllogisms rather than Scripture, I judged you. When I saw the hurtful things you wrote about depression & suicide, I judged you. When you refused to love people different than you, preferring stereotypes to relationships, I judged you. When you made ignorant political comments under the name of Jesus, I judged […]Read More Christians, I Judged You.