Life, Lately

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June 22, 2015

Striving for perfection is hard, internet. Not even perfection! Just striving to be better is hard. It's exhausting. It wears you down. And for a while, I admit, I quit trying. For a while I felt (keyword) I had too many plates spinning in the air. And in order to keep them spinning, I had to look up, not forward. I had to monitor them all and that's all I could do. That's so false. Because I know there are people out ...

Beautiful Things


June 02, 2015

Today the 2015 Restoration Hardware catalogs made their way to my mailbox. Ah. Nothing makes me feel worse about my life than their annual catalogs (except perhaps the Tiffany Blue Book). Why? Because they're full of carefully curated photos of beautiful things. By themselves each object is a wonder but together they make the most picturesque scenes. Flipping through the Small Spaces catalog made me realize I ...

Explain Yourself!

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June 02, 2015

Nah, it's okay, you don't have to. This is one thing I've learned recently. In most general every day situations, I don't have to explain myself. I don't have to justify my actions to anyone if I don't want to. It's as if someone is trying to undermine my ability to make sound decisions. Why did you do that?! Because. Do you not trust me to make an informed and reasonable decision? In the past I've found it ...



May 19, 2015

On the eve of the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals (Cavs vs Atl) I'm reminded just how beautiful Cleveland is to me. I'm reminded of how much of an important role sports, The Cleveland Cavs, and Lebron James play in our city. My city. My home. We all kind of had our feelings hurt when Lebron left Cleveland for Miami in 2010. Akron was the city that raised him and Cleveland was the city that made him. He has a ...