Posts tagged life
Move, Damn it! Move!

Nothing happens until something moves.

This universal law is pretty simple and very straightforward, yet a lot of us sit idly hoping for something to happen.

I am totally guilty of spending more time thinking about the things that I would like to do or have happen in my life, rather than taking the necessary action that will almost certainly produce the result I desire. Sitting is a whole lot easier than working to accomplish a goal.  

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What Working Hard Feels Like

I have found that sometimes it is not necessarily obvious if I am working hard enough to get to where I want to be in life. Especially with the type of work that I do. 

I write, perform comedy, and play music. More than anything in the world, I would love love love to be able to do this professionally.  

So I take classes at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB), I try to write something new everyday, I go to the free Jams at UCB so I can perform on stage, I films videos, and work on my music technique almost everyday. But my gut is telling me that this is not enough, there is more I could be doing, and that I am not working hard enough.

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Want To Change Your Life? Be More Like Olivia Pope, aka @kerrywashington

I don't think there are any real spoilers in this article regarding last night's episode of Scandal or any other episode, but just in case…. You have been warned. Spoiler Alert.

So I woke up this morning from my "Scandal hangover" as actress Kerry Washington likes to call it. And I was thinking how great is was to see Olivia Pope be the Olivia Pope we have seen is the last two seasons of Scandal. Frankly, in the current season of Scandal, she has not been quite the bad ass that we love to watch, but last night Liv was a total BOSS!

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Life Is Short And So Are Your Chances

The average life expectancy is between 75 and 80 years. Earth is over 3.5 billion years old. I am pretty terrible at math, but I believe that this means each person lives less than a fraction of 1 percent of the amount of time the earth has and will exist (I hope that made sense) and god forbid a tragic accident or terminal illness takes your life even sooner. Either way, life is short.

We are all aware that at some point we will, in fact cease to breath. But we are living as though we have all the time in the world when we really only have .00000025% of that time.

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Note To Self

Everyday you wake up and wonder what your future will be look like. Well, this is yourself from the future. You’re thinking, “whatever dude, that’s not possible.” Trust me when I say there are so many things that seem impossible right now but are far more realistic than anyone could ever fathom. 

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Let Go (Part II) Don't Be Buried In The Artist's Graveyard

If you spend time in an Apple Retail Store anywhere in the world, you'll find that most of the employees are very much interested in and involved in some form of art. The people in these blue shirts are typically musicians, actors, painters, graphic designers, cinematographers, writers, dancers, and so on. But hidden inside that blue shirt, you'll also find a vast array of deflated or nearly deflated dreams from people who have seemingly given up and succumbed the normalities of a dead end job. Or as I like to call it, the artist's graveyard. 

Before I go into how I was able to not be buried alive in the artist's graveyard otherwise known as Apple, let me first explain the situation I was in.

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Waiting For Life

The other day someone's Facebook status read "Anyone else feel like they're waiting for their life to start?"  

3000% yes. I am totally waiting for my life to start. And why am I waiting? I can not think of a rational reason as to why I am waiting. It's like, if I get in the driver's seat of a car, the car won't start on it's own and it certainly wont drive me to where I need to go without me pressing down the acceleration pedal and turning the wheel. Obviously. Right?

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