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A month ago I visited some friends in Sacramento and visited the Crocker Art Museum with a friend of mine. We had been friends a long while but over the last few years we had both become occupied by our lives. Him with starting a family and me, returning to school. We reconnected once we … Continue reading [Blogtober] [Photography]- “The Fate of All Young Men”
Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining … Continue reading Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough
I'm tired of 'funny' comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer's block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down and writing something, anything at all, has helped make writing a priority. But what's helped … Continue reading Day 19 [Novel Progress]: Value Matters More Than Word Count Right?
It's easy to envy the machine when you you're falling behind It's easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It's easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It's easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It's easy to envy the machine when … Continue reading [Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine
Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn't need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it's possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the … Continue reading Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully.
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 … Continue reading Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should
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 … Continue reading [Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist
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 … Continue reading [Day 8][Reflection]: So Dumb That It Makes Me Smile
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 … Continue reading [Day 7][Reflection]: Simplify Simplify
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 … Continue reading [Day 6][Photography]: “Fire Breather”
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 … Continue reading [Day 5][Step-by-Step]: What do you Do About a Change That You Desire but Can’t Commit to?
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 … Continue reading [Day 3][First Poem]: “A Wealth Of Time”
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. … Continue reading [Day 2]: “Tired, anxious but not really ashamed. “