Screw your secret shame over your oddball interests. Because as long as they make you happy, then they are awesome, and that is all that really matters.
You have to allocate your time and energy to the things that give you the most personal ROI — and allow you to give the most ROI to the world around you.
The Way Things Are is, quite frankly, a shitty story to live by. So why do so many of us resign ourselves to it?
A collection of some of my favorite inspirational quotes to make your day (slash-life) a little better.
You’re wasting your energy trying to “deal” with things that have no payoff other than making you utterly unhappy. Why not channel that energy into making things better?
Do you ever feel like you should love something just because everyone else does? Then this post’s for you…
You can’t compare your skills against someone else’s. All that matters is that you do what you were designed to do—and you do the everloving shit out of it.
You don’t have to justify your life to anyone. Only to yourself.
That little patch of life you think is all that’s out there for you? It’s an illusion. Here’s how to break free.
When you’re on your death bed, do you want to have played the role you were meant to play or pretended to be something you were not?
It’s OK to do an about-face if you realize the dream you’ve been working for really isn’t your dream anymore.
I went to art school from the mid ’70s until the early ’80s. In those days, it was standard operating procedure, if you were a painting student, that you were to look down on, or at least askance at, any of the other disciplines that were taught at your school. This especially included—for painters—printmaking and […]
Senior year of high school, I took AP English. For those of you not from the States, Advanced Placement courses are meant to introduce college-level material and workloads to you while you’re still in high school. If you got a high enough score on the final AP exam, you could count that class towards college […]
Who owns your life? I ask this question to myself all the time. My rhetorical question is to remind myself day in and day out that I am in control. That there is no job, no other person, and no outside force that will dictate my life. I own my life. The Never-Ending Journey Of […]
While working for yourself has its perks, work is still work. So avoid these exclamations if you want to stay on your self-employed friend’s good side.
Appreciating the beauty of the moment sometimes equals letting yourself have the wonderful time of being all-out ridiculous.
So maybe you can’t vault over railings or run up a wall. But there are plenty of barriers in your life you CAN soar over like a ninja on a mission.
In which I use an innocent moment of small talk to launch into a small rant about what we’re expected to want from our lives.
On saying not to the pressure to explain your every decision to the masses.
I’ve officially requested one day off work each week to focus more on my writing—and my boss agreed to it! Here’s how I did it and what I learned from it.