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Grandest | 2016


You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. All grand thoughts come from the heart. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In life and in work it is not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.

Essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


Dear Self, | 2016


dear self,

wanted to write you this for some time now but i’ve missed you.

i know you’ve been through so much and it ain’t fair.

i must talk to you about a few things i’ve learned while away.

  1. happiness is a shaky bridge so keep your eyes forward and don’t fall.
  2. don’t just love a woman enough, be enough.
  3. searching for a voice doesn’t always mean silence everything around you.
  4. beauty is a soul exposed inside out.
  5. leave your mom voicemails, it makes her happy.
  6. gratitude is everything.
  7. be at peace with all things.
  8. i need you.



My Great Wall | 2016


I may be broken. I can be inconsistent. I am a scared being masquerading with a hell of a poker face because I have felt the passion. I have felt the intimacy and the connection that another person can bring into life. I have seen the beauty of being vulnerable. I have seen the wonder of opening yourself truly and fully to another person. But I have also seen that come apart at the seams. I have watched it slowly unwind. I have seen the looks become more distant; the messages come less frequent; the conversations get more and more shallow. Then as quickly as the fire was lit, it is snuffed out and I am left figuring out if it was all worth it in the first place. I do have dreams. I have dreams about the day the battle doesn’t rage in my head. I have dreams about having a happy relationship; one that is filled with laughter and joy and adventure; one that is filled with passion and intimacy and love. I have dreams about a safe place to come home to, a place to make memories, and a place to build a life. And I have dreams about the person willing to stand by me long enough to see all of that come to pass. I can’t tell you when, but, hopefully one day.