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Well, this story begins when I was thinking that I needed a way to thinly-slice red onions to use on sandwiches, because I personally believe that red onions are the most underrated edition to any meal. Now, onions, in general, are just tricky and messy to deal with, so I thought that I’d order a mandolin slicer off of Amazon in order to expedite the process of thinly-slicing red onions, so as to enjoy my sandwiches and not cry while preparing them. This was my first mistake in a long line of subsequent mistakes.

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I want to calm down and I want to want less. I want to feel less pressure to be something and allow myself to be somebody. I want to effortlessly unfold my life, not force and pry it open with harsh wrenches. I want to stop feeling like sleeping in until noon is wasted time. I want to waste time, not capitalize on time. I want to push myself, but not force myself. I want to get better because I’m in love with the thing that I’m getting better at. I don’t want to get better so I can have more money, more things, more anything. I just want to improve for improvement sake. continue reading…

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I’ve conjured up a nasty habit of only writing when I’ve seen myself out the other side of a dark time. I’ll come crashing through with all bright lights and learned lessons and the bow will sit proudly atop my five hundred words. I’ve allowed myself the luxury of writing only when I had something to write about, but hardly ever plopped down, blank page open, and said to myself, “What do I need to say today?” continue reading…

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I can’t write every day.

Now, where did I get that idea from? It’s a ridiculous story I made up for myself. Somehow in the past year I had willed myself to forget that from October 2012-January 2013, I wrote the entire first draft of a book by doing what? WRITING EVERY DAY FOR AN HOUR.

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So, you want to meditate? Or, you think you should meditate because, all of a sudden, everyone is meditating and achieving enlightenment and you’re like, wait, you can actually slow your brain down? WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT.
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