2. letting go of the milestone mentality

You know how women used to stress about turning 30? And then 40? And then, suddenly, the temperature in the room changed, and everyone was like, “Just wait until you get out of your 20s. Things get so much better”? These are people who have let go of what I’m calling the Milestone Mentality. They…

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1. things that matter

There are things that matter, and things that don’t. Like the things you see below in this photo. This jumbled mess of precious mementos and impulse purchases. You see, there are 6 necklaces here: 2 of which matter, and 4 of which don’t. We can view them as symbols of the many things sitting in…

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FIRST: we already know things aren’t simple or good

If there’s any all-encompassing deep, dark truth that we’ve learned in 2020, it’s probably rooted in the fact that we have very little control over the big picture. We can do the best under the circumstances, but at the end of the day, bad things will sometimes happen, jealousies will take hold, and things will…

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thoughts from the riverbank

The people in this town must think I’m crazy. Walking the same streets, up and down, carrying a big leather hobo bag stuffed with a laptop and various books, juggling an orange Yeti cup full of water with an iced coffee , sitting down in random places, jotting down notes in a journal like I…

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