“I was given an opportunity. I wrote an article wanting to sell it for $100 to the New York Press. It ended up in the New Yorker. I got offered a book on the basis of that so I just did more of that because it seemed to work and it was fun. I had […]Read more "Bourdain."
Here it goes: you’re fond of something new— someone new. You’re giddy as hell, you keep checking your phone for a text filled with sweet nothings, you’re a little more chipper than usual, and the diagnosis? You’ve got a big fat case of “school kid crush”. It’s something you can’t hide when you’re smiling at […]Read more "a mirage of adoration and curiosity"
What are you like when you’re with your family and friends? What are you like when talking to randos at a concert? What are you like with your Uber driver? What are you like sitting next to a chatty, and questionably tipsy stranger on a plane? Which reminds me: Anna Kendrick once tweeted “Tipsy on […]Read more "different you’s different me’s"
Blank white screen; at times bleak, at times limitless. I like the way it looks; immeasurably luminous but also dimmed with artificial backlight if you choose for it to be. Kind of like life; yeah I’m about to go there. I’m about to throw a metaphor on life your way and you’re probably thinking “Bye, […]Read more "blank white screen"
The shadowed subject of social anxiety is something I’ve pondered, witnessed, and sometimes felt. I’m not sure why, but it’s rarely discussed and I don’t hear about it often. Maybe because its traits are innocently perceived as shyness or nervousness, soft-spoken or reserved— and simple enough, that is the case for some, it’s just their personality. […]Read more "a seat at the table for social anxiety"
Here I am highly caffeinated— in a mild, lukewarm panic sitting in a somewhat secluded corner of Starbucks. Lacing the final touches on a draft I’ve been meaning to finish for weeks. A post I finally felt proud of. A post that truly captured the passion I felt for a particular topic, and then it […]Read more "You’ve Got Bigger Fish To Fry"
I’m not sure how qualified I am to speak on certain matters, however like everybody else, I’m still learning, I’m still growing, and I’m still making foolish mistakes that I’m supposed to be advancing from. I continue to tell stories that have etched sketched their ways into my memory, I continue to battle mental breakdowns […]Read more "I don’t need you; I want you"