[Day 12][Photography | Story]: Sweat, Wristbands, and Breakfast with A Girl

firework photography

Reading Time: 4 minutes I stood in the parking lot of the Chicken Pot Pie shop dressed in day old sweat, and a tank top drenched in Febreeze and cigarette smoke. My hair was styled by my friend’s couch and his cat’s late night cuddle party. Wristbands cling to my wrists like neon bracelets as bright as the sun’s

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Day 11 : First Chapter completed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today was a marathon and a triage scenario combined. It took most of the day to finish the first chapter. Not the worst writing I’ve done but also not the most eloquent. It’s lean and functional. It was also magical. I met a fellow writer. I smoked cigarettes, paced, and wrote line after line all

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Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tonight I’m doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah’s Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job. Total Kept: 11 The Promises I will keep tomorrow are: Do Jonah’s

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[Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist

Reading Time: 4 minutes This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn’t spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially after the whirlwind that was yesterday, but at least it was a fun whirlwind. Which

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[Day 8][Reflection]: So Dumb That It Makes Me Smile

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tonight was nuts so I didn’t get to finish my fitness post. So Today’s check in will be a simple acknowledgement that sometimes life happens and shit just doesn’t get done 🙂 Let’s begin. These are the promises I kept to myself: Exercise at home  Write a Fitness Post  Program for at least an hour

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[Day 7][Reflection]: Simplify Simplify

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is something magical about beginnings and the first day of things. The optimism of what you will accomplish, untarnished by the wear and tear of doing the work necessary day after day. I had high expectations of myself but, when you haven’t been writing consistently for a long time it’s kind of tiring to

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[Day 6][Photography]: “Fire Breather”

Reading Time: 2 minutes   I took this at an event called Alleywave in Fresno, CA. The fire breather was accompanied by a fire dancer and were putting on a really good show–so I moved in. Giving them a respectable and safe amount of space I did my best to capture all the leaps and spins. Not the easiest

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[Day 5][Step-by-Step]: What do you Do About a Change That You Desire but Can’t Commit to?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve figured it out! I don’t know about god, but the brain certainly works in mysterious ways when it comes to revelations. I had mine at 4 AM after a night of photography, drinks, dancing, and birthday celebrations. Last night I volunteered to take pictures at my friend’s Birthday party. It was  quite the affair and

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[Day 4][ART]: “The Bridge We Share”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s entry is the cover art for an open letter to my first-love, because The misery of the first two days finally paid off. Both My creativity and productivity went up significantly after I made an adjustment to my routine. If you’ve been following along you might have noticed it. If you haven’t, don’t fret, I’ll

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[Day 3][First Poem]: “A Wealth Of Time”

Reading Time: < 1 minute A clock is no one neither slave nor master it is a number line that is ever marching Towards the passage of time Time, the only wealth we have to love, to cherish, to waste, to long for It’s value  bows neither gold nor spirit Not to the outrage of mice, Not to the speculation of

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[Day 2]: “Tired, anxious but not really ashamed. “

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everything was good until last night when I got hung up writing my last post (oh the irony). That triggered a chain reaction that ended with me staying up and working past 11pm. In fact then I went to bed half past midnight. Tired, anxious but not really ashamed–because I got a ton of things done.

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[Day 1]: “Optimism and Positivity Can be F***ing Toxic”

Reading Time: 2 minutes I know there’s a billion articles that evangelize self-care, positive thinking, and optimism, but to be honest–optimism and being positive can be F***ing Toxic sometimes. In the beginning of building any new habit or developing a process the biggest concern are temptations–which do exactly what you would expect. But after temptations are conquered there comes

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[Day 0]: “Everything here feels like it should’ve been gotten rid of yesterday.”

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today was supposed to be “Day 1” of a brand new daily routine but like so many others, the change I’m looking for it seems is going to begin with disappointment. Not the “didn’t get that salary bump” sort of disappointment. More like realizing how many times you will have to hear an alarm clock

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Jack Johnson in Purgatory

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everything was drowning in something and everyone, swimming towards the same shore. Alcohol flowed from silver taps and went into glasses with names like ales, porters and stouts. Cigarette smoke and vapors rose above the patio as inelegant clouds, leaving beneath them the smell of burning tobacco laced with the stench of searing fruits. Boredom

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New Man, New Reason, Same Blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes I guess you could say that I am a sucker for a good transformation story. My name is Khan [con], I am a writer, designer and programmer. This blog started as a way for me to connect with others who were participating in NanoWrimo and passionate about stories. But With the support of awesome people

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Two Older Ladies Bought Me Coffee

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was a cold Fresno morning and I had overslept by about half an hour when I slithered out of bed. For someone who is insistent on waking up early, I am painfully inconsistent about going to sleep on time. Also on nights like the one before this particular morning, I had decided to work

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The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

Reading Time: < 1 minute The photographer, to me, is a fly that gets invited into a party. A body that’s ready to act on its intuition for storytelling and is always watching the emergence and disappearance of emotions. It’s a tricky art capturing those expressions of genuine affection, fear, or joy. The very potency of such moments is what makes them rare–and

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Reading Time: < 1 minute To me, holding a camera feels like searching for a reminder of those real and metaphysical places that you pass by like a passenger. Because it’s not nylon that holds the camera to my body, it’s nostalgia. It’s that sweet pain that comes before the shutter closes on a flooded river, and reminds you of a place eight thousand two hundred and fourteen miles away.