By reflecting on stories and past experiences, you always come to new conclusions and realizations that influence the way you move forward.
Had the pleasure of speaking on Lynn Marie Morski's podcast for Lynn Marie Morski - Quitting by Design where I get a little raw about quitting, fucking up doing it, and how I've ended up the happiest I've ever been.
"Step into courage, invite the critics in & BE SEEN."
A good lesson in vulnerability and having the courage to let yourself be seen. We all struggle with putting our creativity into the world, in front of critics and friends alike. Read Jackie Blumenthal's story, see her work, go be seen.
"That is the beauty of being in control. Whether it is being in control of your career choices, a bicycle you are riding or your car careening toward a slab of concrete. We have the ability to control the outcome. Or at least die trying.
But the moment we give up that control, when we decide the struggle is not worth it, is the moment a part of you or maybe all of you dies."
Read this post from my friend, Justin Kanoya. And remind yourself that you're always in control of the... choices you make.
New post from The Diary of an Asshole coming soon.
I've been involved in two car accidents in my life. They've both taken place within the last four weeks.
The one that took place over the weekend was scary. We... are fine. But it's given me a chance to really think about things.
"As we were headed directly toward a cement wall, I remember thinking 'it’s going to suck to hit this wall head on.' I heard Sheila screaming. But I also felt a sense of calm. My priority at that moment was to ensure we all survive."
Share this if there are people in your lives that need to reminded to never give up.
I was living in Boston, Massachusetts in a beautiful 1100 sq. ft. loft in the South End with my driven, successful girlfriend of 3 years. We had an 8-window corner unit facing the sunrise in a magnificently renovated piano factory with an art gallery, exposed brick, oak floors and freight elevator.
And my job was just a...