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2019: The Reflection Post

It’s hard to start this kind of post without the usual cliches; 2019 felt overwhelming, but left me with hope for the future.

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Taking up space: my trip to Japan

I’ve been putting off writing something about my Japan trip, mostly because it’s hard to know exactly where to start.

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Building blisters: six weeks of personal training

After years of neglecting my fitness, I decided to take a bit of a dive by getting a trainer. Here’s some stuff I learned about building a gym habit.

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Q&A: “When should I start my Patreon?”

Patreon can be a great tool to build your community, but there are inherent risks in starting too early, or without planning.

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The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

I bought a Nintendo Switch, and was worried that it’d just be another dust magnet on my shelf. What makes us invest in games we may not like?

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The night of the bench: learning from 2016

I like New Year’s resolutions post mostly because I’m big on reflecting. A friend noted that I’m big on anniversaries; my birthday (July 1) and New Year’s Day (January 1) fall exactly six months away from each other, so I find they’re good times to look back, plan and learn. This year was weird.

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On self-worth and identity while creating

Today I want to talk to you about identity — well, that’s a pretty broad topic, so maybe just your identity when when you create. For years, I basically thought that the only way to success was to both be fully invested in your craft, and also have the talent to make yourself stand out. […]

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Tales from the BTS TI Hub

After a second trip to LA in a couple months, I reflect on the progress I’ve made and where I’d still like to go.

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#LetsTalk 2016 – My depression, and how it hurts me

So today’s Bell’s annual #LetsTalk day, which is a promotion to get people talking about depression and mental health. Every time people tweet with the hashtag, Bell makes a donation to Canadian mental health programs. Basically it’s a giant PR move that a lot of people just happen to believe in; the company’s shitty practices […]