A Bit Confused

I think I’m a bit confused. As to… How this all works. As to how we are supposed to continually shape ourselves into the forms that fit through the rings, mazes, and courses that we are expected to navigate through each and every stage of life. I’m a bit confused as to how we were shoveled […]

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Forever Fun, Forever Young (April 2017)

Life will never be like this again. Weird, huh? But it’s a fact. Life will never be like this again. I guess that’s not the point though, for things to remain the same. The point is for us to find joy, meaning, learning out of every experience, moment, and era we live. Lessons that allow us […]

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3 Fundamentals (March 2017)

I love this life. I am lucky to live it, every part of it. I think there are three key things we need to focus on if we are to live a life we are proud of, love, and look forward to living every day. Do things that are worthwhile, things that are unconventional, things […]

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Travel More, Worry Less (February 2017)

Well it’s officially March and I still have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve been drinking a lot with friends (but with friends it’s not a problem right?), traveling a lot, attempting to figure out what I’m doing for the future (whether I should get a cardboard box or build my street shelter out of […]

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Fuck Politics (January 2016)

Another swell January. Day-to-day it is easy to get caught up in our mindless fluctuations between stressed out and relaxed, waiting to be stressed out again. There are many things on all of our to-do lists, and each day it might seem like we don’t finish everything we sought out to. But if we thought […]

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Ringing in the New Year

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEARS FOLKS. As always, happy belated everything. It is officially 2017 and the new year is up and running. I want to take a few seconds to reflect on this past year, and anticipate the following months. To begin, I have been extraordinarily lucky these past 21 years. The people I know, the […]

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Time Flies (December 2016)

Another month gone by, another year at the close! Time flies, doesn’t it? You spend the days working (or trying to), the weekends playing, planning, and dreaming, the nights conjuring up a variety of futures, possibilities, and potential lifestyles. And then before you know it, the next year’s arrived. Before you know it, planning your […]

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Finding Joy On The Road (November 2016)

Time flies by like roadside details when you’re gazing out of a moving car. It’s currently the week of exams – people focused, up early, at the library, and absorbing loads of meticulous information. Soon we’ll all be heading home for the holidays and the last fall quarter of our senior years will be complete. I’m […]

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Back In Paradise! (October 2016)

This is late (as usual), but October was wonderful, and included some insights. Many friend-filled memories, many college-typical weekends, and many moments of pure joy and pure distress. I realized last month that I am not the same person I was the last time I lived, studied, and worked at UCSB. As a sophomore, I […]

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Perfect Timing

When the note from your predecessor at work keeps you going… Overwhelming is an understatement for what it’s been like in between school, personal projects, enjoying this last year at the university, planning for the future, and working for our university’s Health & Wellness department. In short, our staff has been drowning in the demands […]

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