How to Be Rejected From Your Dream Company With a Smile

Four days ago I got a call at the gym. Standing outside of the equipment room, my phone buzzed – I recognized the number as the HR agent at a company I had been talking to for the past few weeks. I was eager to hear what new opportunities were in play, so I answered […]

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People Are Different

Know something funny? People are different. Even though we’re all the same in so many ways, and share a million threads of similarity, we are all different. Not different to the extent that our differences are worth fighting, shunning, or judging over. Just to the extent that I’m sometimes surprised. I think, to some subconscious […]

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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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From The Optimist Who Told You Not To Worry: I’m Freaking The F**k Out

I’m usually the guy that gives his friends advice during tough times, offering perspectives with the glass half full, or the person in the room who laughs in tense situations, laughing at mistakes and dancing in traffic. And the idiot who smiles for no reason. But surprise surprise, sometimes my philosophies don’t always play out in […]

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What I Want To Tell Younger People Seeking Advice When I’m Old and Successful

Today I received an email from a YouTube fan. Long story short, my YouTube channel resembled a channel that he himself had been wanting to build for a long time, yet lacked the motivation, discipline, or focus to ever materialize. He voiced concerns about not being able to sit down and learn editing programs, not […]

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Reminiscing on Real Living – Happy Thoughts

Well, here I am again. I’m pretty darn happy at the moment, because life is excelling at the speed of light with fleeting interactions in the Isla Vista community, memories made with friends, trips taken outside of the UCSB bubble, and much, much more. I am sitting in a coffee shop in I.V. – one […]

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