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When You Climb the “Mountain”: A Tale from Friday the 13th

What happens when you climb the mountain and the view is cloudy? This is no metaphor (though, I’ll certainly use it as one later in this post) – it comes from a tragic day that I co-experienced with one of my best friends from high school, Frankie, when she came to visit me in Austin last… Read more »

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Because You’ve Always Wanted to Read Someone’s Journal…

Date: December 19, 2014 (10 days after quitting my job & 2 days before the birth of 4 Months X 4 Cities) Time: Somewhere between 12:30pm & 5:45pm Place: On a bus from DC to NYC to visit friends for the weekend I write in my journal… I think that within just the past few days… Read more »

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I’m Not Nuts, I Just Wanna Feel it All.

We all just want to feel it all, don’t we? We want to experience our time on Earth in the fullest sense and are consistently toying with the projector of our life to bring our happy future into focus. And while never-ceasing happiness seems just about as mythical as a unicorn-ghost with the ability to… Read more »

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Stop Drinking that 9-to-5 Kool-aid

Do you ever wake up and, as you lift your delicate cranium from your mediocre pillow, say to yourself, “Wow, I am just totally on the right path with my life these days”… yeah, me neither. Though recently, for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m starting to build the right path for… Read more »

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The Official 4 Months X 4 Cities Video

As one of my friends described this video: Its like a trailer… but for my life! Have any suggestions for where I should go, what I should do, and who I should meet in NYC, Austin, San Fran, or Chicago? DON’T BE FEARFUL – COMMENT BELOW!

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Sometimes You Plan Things & Sometimes You Do Things

I have about 2.87 million thoughts going through my head right now. I’m on day 5 of 4 Months X 4 Cities and I already feel like I’m learning so much about myself and consistently revising my expectations and focus for this journey. I’m the type of person that jumps on almost any exciting opportunity presented to… Read more »

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My Teenage Inspiration

I think that it’s far too easy to be inspired by people who are older than you – they’ve had more time to accomplish. I am most inspired by people that are younger than me, people that have used the short amount of time that they’ve been on Earth to make waves in the world…. Read more »

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4 Months X 4 Cities: How it All Began

What happens when you’re a 20-something and your life appears to be headed in the wrong direction? Well, the way I see it, you have two choices: deal with it or (the scarier option) do something about it! Now, I really can’t complain. I have a great apartment in DC (in an awesome location). I have… Read more »

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The Case for Living-While-Headphoned

But if you really learn how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know that you have other options. It will actually be in your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred. – David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College (2005) What the heck is this… Read more »

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My Almost Quarter-Life Breakthrough

Approximately six months after college graduation, I find myself at a new crossroad, a new search for meaning, but with a different perspective than I had back then. Six months ago I felt stuck, almost aimlessly applying to jobs, getting ready to move home once the lease on my college apartment ran out, not knowing… Read more »

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    When You Climb the “Mountain”: A Tale from Friday the 13th

    What happens when you climb the mountain and the view is cloudy? This is no metaphor (though, I’ll certainly use it as one later in this post) – it comes from a tragic day that I co-experienced with one of my best friends from high school, Frankie, when she came to visit me in Austin last… Read more »

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    Because You’ve Always Wanted to Read Someone’s Journal…

    Date: December 19, 2014 (10 days after quitting my job & 2 days before the birth of 4 Months X 4 Cities) Time: Somewhere between 12:30pm & 5:45pm Place: On a bus from DC to NYC to visit friends for the weekend I write in my journal… I think that within just the past few days… Read more »

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    I’m Not Nuts, I Just Wanna Feel it All.

    We all just want to feel it all, don’t we? We want to experience our time on Earth in the fullest sense and are consistently toying with the projector of our life to bring our happy future into focus. And while never-ceasing happiness seems just about as mythical as a unicorn-ghost with the ability to… Read more »

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    Stop Drinking that 9-to-5 Kool-aid

    Do you ever wake up and, as you lift your delicate cranium from your mediocre pillow, say to yourself, “Wow, I am just totally on the right path with my life these days”… yeah, me neither. Though recently, for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m starting to build the right path for… Read more »

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    The Official 4 Months X 4 Cities Video

    As one of my friends described this video: Its like a trailer… but for my life! Have any suggestions for where I should go, what I should do, and who I should meet in NYC, Austin, San Fran, or Chicago? DON’T BE FEARFUL – COMMENT BELOW!

  • Untitled design (11)

    Sometimes You Plan Things & Sometimes You Do Things

    I have about 2.87 million thoughts going through my head right now. I’m on day 5 of 4 Months X 4 Cities and I already feel like I’m learning so much about myself and consistently revising my expectations and focus for this journey. I’m the type of person that jumps on almost any exciting opportunity presented to… Read more »

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    My Teenage Inspiration

    I think that it’s far too easy to be inspired by people who are older than you – they’ve had more time to accomplish. I am most inspired by people that are younger than me, people that have used the short amount of time that they’ve been on Earth to make waves in the world…. Read more »

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    4 Months X 4 Cities: How it All Began

    What happens when you’re a 20-something and your life appears to be headed in the wrong direction? Well, the way I see it, you have two choices: deal with it or (the scarier option) do something about it! Now, I really can’t complain. I have a great apartment in DC (in an awesome location). I have… Read more »

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    The Case for Living-While-Headphoned

    But if you really learn how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know that you have other options. It will actually be in your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred. – David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College (2005) What the heck is this… Read more »