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Can’t carry it

Can’t carry it

I’ve never broken a bone. Which is amazing considering two and a half weeks ago I was hit by a car. I’ve already shared this story briefly on social media and on my give page, but I’ll recap it here for you. (Big shoutout to all who’ve donated so far—your support is...

Dream dating

Dream dating

Today marks me and my girlfriend’s one-month anniversary. (More accurately, one month monthiversary, but that’s a mouthful.) When I came to The Company nine months ago, I knew I would be the only guy there. And I was determined to NOT steal any hapless girl’s heart...

Put the shovel in the ground

Put the shovel in the ground

Alright. You wanna follow your dreams. You wanna stop dilly-dallying and start something TODAY. Here’s our problem: “something” is way too vague of a word to act upon. Instead of saying, “Let’s do something for our dreams,” try “I’m gonna sit down and write for ten...

3 tips to survive the job you hate

3 tips to survive the job you hate

You wanna be a writer. A filmmaker. An artist. A nerd. But what’s your job? How are you paying the bills? More than likely, it’s not with art or books or movies—not yet anyways. Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about how it’s a good thing to get a McJob. You gotta...

Doctors don’t get doctor’s block!

Doctors don’t get doctor’s block!

Work. Work is assembling car headboards all night. Work is frying potatoes at McDonald’s and trying to resist the urge to reach into the boiling oil and snatch out a few. Work is heading to the office for eight hours answering phone calls from angry customers. Your...

Should a dreamer get a McJob?

Should a dreamer get a McJob?

Ok. I talk a lot about just jumping forward into your dreams. Sounds nice in a blog, but when you get in the real world, you’ll probably find another sentiment equally true: My dream won’t make me money fast enough. I agree. And it’s kind of a shame. For example,...

Bad case of HEGAW

Bad case of HEGAW

Ok. You’re setting out on a new project—taking a step to achieve your dreams. Let’s say it’s a novel. You begin outlining with high expectations. You create complex characters, a gripping plot with several outstanding twists, and a message that your heart resonates...

They think you can’t do it

They think you can’t do it

Fantasy. Swords, dragons, fallen planets, ancient ruins. As fantasy nerds, these are some of the things that get us excited and get our minds racing with ideas. But what’s the value? Does fantasy—in books, movies, or games—provide something of value to the world?...

What are you hanging onto?

What are you hanging onto?

What are you hanging onto? Fists clenched, unable to let that toy or wound or idea go—that’s one kind of “hanging onto” something. Usually it’s used negatively to reference the things we hold onto that keep us from growing as people. There’s another kind of “hanging...

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