Chaos swirls like an invisible current around us. Weather no longer sits on the throne of the small-talk kingdom. Coronavirus passes between ears with far more frequency. Forget last night’s bout of thunder, did you hear how many people died in New York? Nervous speculation replaces the default cheeriness of midwestern life. No end in […]
There exists a shift from feeling like you’re going to live forever to one where seconds begin slipping like water through the gaps in your fingers. Securing a grip on the time we have is an impossible feat. Yet we are good at lying to ourselves. We reassure our mortal bodies that forever is real, […]
Turbulent times are quick to summon anxiety, angst, fear. Like jumping from a cliff, the rush elicits a carnal reaction to the goings-on. It’s only natural to respond in such a way. My writings reflect that. I wanted to write something authentic but also positive. For as much darkness that follows me through life’s transgressions, […]
My life is a series of peaks and valleys. Years pass with months of utter bliss dotting the seasons. Slowly these golden hues of happiness lose out to a more solemn and colorless gray. This proceeds further until all color is sapped. To rise from the numb security of sleep is an assault on the […]
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You wake up to a fresh morning sun. The air that hits your face when you open the window is temperate and perfect, foreshadowing the beautiful day that awaits. This fills you with dread. The sunshine and acclimate conditions mean only one thing: this wasted day will hurt far more than the ones marked with […]
Life is a tricky mistress. Every day starts roughly the same with a cessation of unconsciousness and a thrust into the real world. This is the only reliable constant and even it suffers from unpredictability. If you’ve ever played those video games that insist you make decisions almost reflexively without much thought, you’ll find daily […]
Negativity is a powerful and addictive drug. So easy is it to look at the goings on in our own lives and color them in a dark hue. We fixate on the bad whilst neglecting the simple pleasures life extends. I am personally very stricken by this ailment of clinging to the negativity that I […]
Are you a young professional or pretending to be one? Do you have trouble with acknowledging your shortcomings and choose instead to deny their existence for your own self-preservation? Let me be the first to say: Thank Jesus, I’m not alone. What’s up slackers of the world! Fellow procrastinator and terrible relations-keeper here to spin […]
Rejection is rife in my chosen industry. Nothing is ever guaranteed leaving many of the fashion world’s models in blank wonder over what tomorrow will bring. Even promised work can be taken away just as easily as it is given. Dealing with the uncertainty of it all is hard.