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June 29, 2017

I’ve known what I wanted to write about this week for a few days now. I’d been writing this post in my head every time I crawled into bed at night. I was editing my thoughts in the shower. Yet despite how refined my mental blog was, this morning’s encounter suddenly se...

June 25, 2017

Intro:

The New Year had me thinking a lot about goals, values, ambitions, motivations, life, and how excited I was to wear my new fuzzy socks. With all the talk of “look how far you’ve come in a year” and “can you believe that was only 1 year ago” I found myself even mo...

June 21, 2017

I like the things I do. I go running because it makes me feel strong and I write because it clears my head. I run The Smile Project because it brings me immense joy and I volunteer for different organizations in the city because it gives life meaning.

When I first moved...

June 18, 2017

Intro:

The New Year had me thinking a lot about goals, values, ambitions, motivations, life, and how excited I was to wear my new fuzzy socks. With all the talk of “look how far you’ve come in a year” and “can you believe that was only 1 year ago” I found myself even mo...

June 14, 2017

I love riding the subway. I have a 30-40 minute commute each morning and while that time has given me a desperate yearning for exciting podcasts and new knowledge, sometimes nothing beats good old fashioned people watching.

When I was younger and on road trips, I would...

June 11, 2017

Intro:

The New Year had me thinking a lot about goals, values, ambitions, motivations, life, and how excited I was to wear my new fuzzy socks. With all the talk of “look how far you’ve come in a year” and “can you believe that was only 1 year ago” I found myself even mo...

June 7, 2017

I was running out the door on Sunday when I realized I’d misplaced my normal “carry with me” notebook. Frantically, I grabbed an old notebook from my dresser and began my hurried walk to my destination. About a half hour later, I pulled out said notebook and retrieved...

June 5, 2017

Intro:

The New Year had me thinking a lot about goals, values, ambitions, motivations, life, and how excited I was to wear my new fuzzy socks. With all the talk of “look how far you’ve come in a year” and “can you believe that was only 1 year ago” I found myself even mo...

June 1, 2017

I was so stressed, I was stressing about not stressing.

I – as per always – had taken on a few big projects that left me feeling exhilarated, ambitious, and, well, exhausted. I began to crumble, delicately at first, and then all at once, caving to the pressure of sleep...

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