and then there was that time i had huge dreams

Illusions of grandeur. Spiritual arrogance. Self-sabotaging by setting unrealistic goals. ^^^ These are all things I’ve heard… From others… From books… From myself. And I’ve taken each into consideration. Because that’s the type of person I am. If someone says something to me and it stings… I think, “Hm. Maybe there’s some truth in there. Let’s unpack […]

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Analysis Paralysis, Self-Sabotage, & Intellectual Masturbation

Mostly I’m excited that I wrote the word “masturbation” in the title of this blog entry. I haven’t posted in over a month, which is the longest I’ve gone without posting in [insert dramatically long time here]. Guess what happened? Welp, I started making fun doodle videos… Like this one about how to be less […]

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(Cartoon video!) — A trick to be less batshit crazy when in a relationship!

Hey, Kids! I’ve been moderately MIA lately because of making some FUN DOODLE VIDEOS. And then getting SCARED of posting said videos and avoiding life for a week. And then POSTING said video and now sharing it with you. This is a quick “Relatively Particular Lesson” about how to be less batshit crazy when in […]

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“jimi didn’t start out awesome.”

Let me tell you how important it is to suck at stuff. Very. It’s so very important to look like an idiot, to fail, to get rejected, and to do something before you’re good at it. It’s, like, a billion important. This past weekend I went to Piedmont Park with a couple rapper friends, and we […]

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the infamous jen novel text message and why having a blog helps me keep friends

This just in: NOT EVERYONE EXPERIENCES LIFE THE WAY I DO. Here’s what’s even crazier… Most people have NO INTEREST in experiencing life the way I do. You mean… You don’t want to learn life lessons like you’re on a constant MarioKart speed boost? You don’t want to exchange long rambles about all aspects of […]

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Day 264 of 365: life is a carousel

Life is a carousel. With limited options of animals to ride. In time, all the creatures look the same. Eyes, mouths, legs, tails, up and down in predisposed rhythmic motions. Animal instincts ripped away, obsolete. I take a defibrillator to my perspective to jumpstart gratitude. Focus on details. Appreciate minutia. Spots. Stripes. Hues of fur. […]

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Day 262 of 365: the importance of “the dark night of the soul”

I’ve heard that a dark night of the soul is when all our worst fears manifest… And we live through them. And, just like a character in a movie, we are challenged to rise from the ashes and flourish into a better version of ourselves. For years, my primary fears were external… And ego-based. My […]

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Day 100 of 365: core desired feelings

I’ve been working through this kickass + challenging book over the last month: It’s changing everything for me. Or, rather, I’m changing everything for me as a result of the work I’m doing with this book. The first part is a normal book, explaining the importance (and necessity, really) of honing in on the way we […]

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