Consistency is overrated

Every now and then, Facebook reminds me of something I posted a few years ago. It takes me by surprise every single time. I’m not even embarrassed by those messages or pictures. I just find it extremely hard to relate to the person who posted such things. Her priorities were different. She found different things […]

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Everything is a bonus

All my grandparents passed away 7 years ago or more. I loved them as a kid, but didn’t have a chance to grow into these relationships as an adult. They either lived too far away, were struck by amnesia too early, or died before I was born. I wished they could stay here longer but […]

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Sure it all sparks joy

It’s high time to admit it. I am not a minimalist. I called myself a minimalist for many years. Living in a college dorm room and sharing a bedroom with two friends, I don’t think I had much choice. Neither did I at the time when I moved houses about once per year. It’s not […]

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Design your own bubble

Working remotely can get very lonely at times. If I’m the average of 5 people I spend the most time with, 4 of them are my fiancĂ©. He’s my favorite human in the world, but it’s great to sometimes speak face to face with someone else for a change. This intention brought us to WeWork […]

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An audience of one

What if all you create was 100% feedback-proof? No words of praise, no matter how many people enjoyed what you did. No criticism, no matter how many believe that you’re wrong. No likes, no comments, no pop charts, no reviews, no follows or unfollows, no performance stats. No way to find out how other people […]

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Getting it 80% right

I’m halfway through Tim Ferriss’ podcast with Gregory McKeown. I was already a big fan of Greg’s book called Essentialism, but this interview way exceeded my expectations. It doesn’t sound like an interview at all, but rather like a chat between two friends sharing their deepest secrets. It’s raw and real and… you’d be better […]

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