What It’s Like To Write Through Depression

What It’s Like To Write Through Depression

I let the black ink from a cheap ballpoint pen scratch the date on the off-white pages of my brand-new diary. It was October 20, 2001, and within the same sentence of me mentioning my 11th birthday which occurred three days before, I spoke about the attacks that occurred on 9/11.

365 New Year’s Resolutions

365 New Year’s Resolutions

My plans for 2020 were laughed at by the universe, and many of them were subject to change at the drop of a hat. I didn’t want to get too far ahead and set myself up for possible disappointment, but I also wanted to have tangible goals moving forward into the New Year. So, when it came time for me to decide what my New Year’s Resolutions were, I decided to push the amount from a handful to 365 New Years’ Resolutions.

The Beethoven of the Woods

The Beethoven of the Woods

Perhaps, like me, he walked into the woods with the reverence of an eager nun willing to devote their time to a place that reminded them of creation itself. Imaginably the Beethoven of the woods allowed himself to be freed from the world's complicated structures by nature and let his mind wander beyond the symphony of foliage and into magnificent new worlds.

Where Does A Thought Go When It’s Forgotten?

Where Does A Thought Go When It’s Forgotten?

Chaos of explosions has erupted around you in less time than it takes for you to blink an eye. As you draw in your next breath, an electrical circuit of neurons fire to create a fleeting contemplation, and without any record of this emission, it vanishes.

What It Feels Like to Sit on The Edge of The World

What It Feels Like to Sit on The Edge of The World

It’s important to reflect on and reset your state of mind in order to grow and evolve into a better version of yourself. You just need to take a deep breath and pause for a moment to collect the unique compilation of the pieces of yourself before moving forward on your life’s journey. You can learn a lot from yourself when you meditate. You just have to take the time to listen.

How I Navigate When I Get Lost on A Long Journey

How I Navigate When I Get Lost on A Long Journey

It always helps me to stop and take a second for myself when I think that I have gotten terribly lost on a hike. I calm my breathing, check my GPS tracker, and look for the clues surrounding me to put me back where I need to be. In life, I try to rest and relish in the section of time I set aside to reflect on the path in which I came. I’ll even, occasionally, look through the lens pointed at my past through previous journal entries and blog posts. I then bring my thoughts to the present and look deep within myself to point me in the correct direction to achieve my desired goals. It’s as though you are a daring explorer in a foreign land or a brave captain on an uncharted sea, referring to a map that you are sketching along the way.

How I Uncovered History By Finding A Lost Old Letter

How I Uncovered History By Finding A Lost Old Letter

Dusty yearbooks were peeking out from underneath mountains of old notepads filled with scribbled interviews in shorthand. I found extra camping dishes waiting patiently in the corner to be used out in the wilderness. However, the most important thing that I had found among the forgotten items was a lost old letter addressed to me.

Why Crying In The Middle of An Airport Was The Greatest Moment of My Life

Why Crying In The Middle of An Airport Was The Greatest Moment of My Life

I never wanted to be held back from doing something because of fear. I created my own monster because my fear of missing out was always greater than my fear of anything else thrown at me. If I wanted to do something, I would just do it. No one could ever tell me anything different.

The Birthday Hike Through Dante’s Inferno

The Birthday Hike Through Dante’s Inferno

Things obviously didn’t go as planned, and oftentimes, they never do. You can plan all you want, but you end up having to prepare for the worst and hope for the best to keep moving forward. I mostly take the trek as a cautionary tale portraying the unpredictability of life and all the chaos within it. You will have some not so great times in life, but that doesn’t mean that life is void of the good things.

Why I Kidnapped My Friends

Why I Kidnapped My Friends

I would give them no choice in the matter, and just picked them up and took them somewhere. Especially, the friends who came from that tiny rural town.