Do you hear that sound? Listen carefully. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of you hitting your head against the wall. That’s called a BONK! It’s the sound you hear when you’re stuck or lost or when you’ve reached the threshold of your ability. (It’s also the sound you hear before you pick up the phone […]Read more "Breaking The Bonk And Bursting Into The New Year!"
I couldn’t take it anymore. I was fed up. Fed up with my sensitive blue eyes hurting from the glow of the iPhone 6 screen, fed up with my desire to share every highlight of my day, fed up with my need to see and read every single article, tweet, status, and photo on my […]Read more "10 Things I Learned From Quitting The Internet"
I just read a really upsetting article on the economics of online fame which mentioned how YouTube star Meghan Tonjes was headlining a concert “to screaming, crying fans” and the festival folks were making bank off her, but meanwhile she was broke as a joke and didn’t even know “whether she’d be able to afford […]Read more "I Am Addicted To The Internet"
It’s 8AM and I’m on drugs. It’s 40 degrees outside, but I’ve got a spring in my step. I’m zipping down the street, the euphoric pop beats of Galantis pounding away through my headphones, my entire being electrified in a way I imagine that first night at EDC feels like. Endorphins are so real, and […]Read more "Choosing Happiness, Defending Sadness"
This is an actual thing a priest said to me once and it was so funny it almost made me rejoin the Church: “Don’t sweat the petty things…and don’t pet the sweaty things.” Later I would come to find out this priest jacked the joke from George Carlin, but still: hilarious and accurate, nonetheless. It’s […]Read more "We Can Be So Much Freer Than We Allow Ourselves To Be"
I was having dinner with a friend the other night when he pulled out his phone to show me a New York-based life coach on Instagram. He’s 27, gay, has 125K followers, and is also a fashion model, personal trainer, writer, and self-described “influencer.” I scrolled through his feed of gorgeous photos, which led to binge-reading all […]Read more "You Weren’t Born To Be Basic, You Were Born To Be Bold"
My feelings fluctuated between excitement and terror as I sat there waiting at the gate. Excitement because of the possibilities and terror because of the uncertainty of it all. I didn’t want to waste my in-flight entertainment before I even boarded the plane, so I spent the hour and a half on my iPhone instead. I texted family and […]Read more "Welcome To New York"