vision

Earlier this week, my vision suddenly went blurry. It didn’t go away after 30 minutes so I decided to go to the ER. I fortunately have no medical problems, so when something goes “wrong,” it’s easy for me to think “welp, this is it… I’m getting old. The deterioration starts now.” In the waiting room, … More vision

audience

Consider your audience… When writing, speaking, acting, doing anything, really. What message are you trying to convey? What is the most inspiring, authentic, and effective way to convey it to your particular audience? I’ve realized that I have multiple audiences in many areas of my life, depending on the time and season, and depending on … More audience

nourish > numb

Anything in life can be a double-edged sword. What matters is how I choose to wield my tools/weapons. I find it easy to argue or portray something in multiple ways to help me understand different perspectives. This summer has been all about nourishing my own soul. Been camping a lot and having fun meeting new … More nourish > numb

on being wrong

We didn’t have any pets while growing up. Well, we had two goldfish, Pebbles and Bam Bam. My brother came home one day from school and asked my dad why one of them was swimming upside down. They were fun, but I never got to have a dog like I always dreamed of. Someday I … More on being wrong

seasons

I’m learning to enjoy the seasons of life. There’s still a good chunk of summer left, but I always find myself getting a little sad as I start to observe the sun setting earlier and earlier as the year goes on. I know I say this every single year, and I mean it every single … More seasons

get outside

I don’t just mean outside into nature. I mean outside of your comfort zone. Tonight I went to the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park in San Diego. It was their 35th birthday and they had a throw back to their opening – you could pin up your own photos on their walls! I … More get outside

argumentative

I love arguing with myself. Sometimes I do it so much that I give myself headaches. I think it’s the mark of a great mind to be able to entertain a thought without buying into or believing it. It’s fun and fascinating to examine something from multiple angles and perspectives. Heard this quote during a … More argumentative

rhythm

I freaking love the outdoors. Always have. Hiking, the beach, anything physical and active and outside. I recently have fallen in love with camping! Did a solo road trip through Arizona and Utah a couple weeks ago. I wish I did this as a kid, but as an adult, I can gift myself whatever experiences … More rhythm

“trying”

When I was a kid, I’d often say, “I’m trying!” As an adult, I’ve come to learn that words are our power. The words I use with others, and especially the words I tell myself. I no longer use that childish phrase. Now, I am honest with myself and more accurately use the phrase “I … More “trying”