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Moving Day

Today is moving day. I’m taking a little bit of a break from frantically packing in order to write this blog. I was primarily going to reflect on where I was when I moved back to my parents’ house vs where I am now, and it kind of ties in with something else that happened […]

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Support networks: some thoughts on finding and maintaining them

I was struggling to find a blog topic for today but thanks to a friend (shoutouts to Ria!) I settled on talking about support networks. Ironically, Ria is a large part of my support network; she’s someone I can trust to both listen and give advice. When dealing with new challenges it’s pretty simple to […]

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The KonMari method and absolving backlog guilt

Over the last week I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [affiliate link], and slowly digesting her “KonMari” method. It’s been pretty eye-opening in terms of changing some habits and jolting me into new ways of thinking. I’ve always considered myself a pretty messy […]

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#WorldMentalHealthDay – My journey with medication

I’ve been on medication for anxiety and depression for two years. It’s a day too late to talk about it on World Mental Health Day, but I figured, hey, why not. In that two years, I’ve been fighting for balance — balance between my brain chemistry and what I’m introducing to it in order to […]

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Building blisters: six weeks of personal training

After years of failing at fitness, I decided in August that I was going to get a personal trainer. I had a couple months to kill of just doing nothing while looking for an apartment and working, so I figured I’d jump on the investment and actually try to make the time worth it. Previously, […]

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Mentality during the hill climb

The last two weeks have been kind of a roller coaster from positive to negative. I’ve been grinding out games of both Dota and Street Fighter on stream, and with varying degrees of success. Last night I started off the stream in a bad place, as I was playing Dota and quickly fed two kills […]

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Pro wrestling gives me hope

Over the last year or so I’ve found pro wrestling to be a hobby that is increasingly fun to dive into. While it’s still not the most socially-acceptable hobby, I feel like it’s making headway back into the mainstream as fans of its boom period from 1997-2001 grow older, and alternatives to the WWE become […]

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Hey.

So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what I want to do with things. I know that seems a bit vague, but I’ve been on a break since August and starting to get the itch to create again, and create regularly. I’ve been holding off on doing this mostly because I was […]

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Doing what’s “objectively correct” for you

So today I had a pretty good day of therapy, and it contextualized a couple things for me. For the last little while I’ve been focusing on “doing nothing” to various success. The idea, though, was trusting a process that my brain was going to be able to fix some things emotionally in the meantime, […]

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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. […]