A Guide to Sarasota, FL (and more)

Early this month I took a trip to Sarasota, FL as a means of exploring the state I live in and just getting away from the regular suburban area I’m used to. At first, I was entirely convinced that Sarasota and that general area of Florida really didn’t have anything fun to do. I mean,…

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Getting judge solely on looks is something that I feel no one should have to experience. While it can be a positive or negative experience, it’s really hard to think that you can understand someone entirely just by what they look like on the outside. I’ve had it both ways, but what’s really been on…

In The Moment

I went to my first concert in 2014. I was going to see One Direction at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. I remember being really excited but also wanting to play it cool and I actually succeeded… Then the band came out and the adrenaline kicked in and my attempts at playing it cool…

Tips for Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Wellness

I’ve been thinking a lot about personal wellness. For me, it’s taken a lot to get to where I am today and while I’m thankful for that journey and that struggle, I think it’s always good to reflect on it and evaluate the improvements even if they are minor improvements. For the past maybe two…

The Bold Type

This week I was watching a new show on Freeform called The Bold Type. According to their Facebook page, “the show reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a…

Bikini Body?

It’s a HOT summer here in Florida and as much as I dislike the heat and humidity, I like that I can go to the beach regularly, get a good tan, and just generally enjoy the outdoors way more than I could if it wasn’t sunny all the time. Last weekend I visited Sebastian Inlet…

The Journey To Self-Love

The journey to self-love is ongoing. It might start by learning what self-love even is. It sounds kind of vain and egocentric, doesn’t it? It sounds a little like you’re dedicating all of your love to yourself and not spreading that love to others. Really though, self-love is a lot of things! It’s making sure…

The Shame In Doing What You Love

I hate telling my friends about the things I’d like to do for the rest of my life. Mentioning my blog, my love for photography, my desire to do something just like this for a long time.. it just fills me with this feeling that they, with their dreams of being doctors and dentists, they…

What Can WE Do

It seems like every time I turn on the news or read the newspaper or even hop on social media, I’m alerted of some new tragedy. I’m alerted that some crisis is going on in my country or my state or my city and a lot of the times I feel so helpless. What can…

do you make art

I was sitting in my room at 9:15pm when I got a random message on Tumblr: do you make art. A couple thoughts went through my head when I read this. First, who is this person? How did they find me? And why are they asking about art? Second, I don’t know, do I make art? I…

How to be HAPPY

So, lately I’ve been thinking that happiness is something that is really hard to pinpoint because in everyday life it’s really easy to confuse being happy with just… BEING. Part of what makes happiness so hard to define is that the expectation for happiness is like this level of elation, you know? Like the really happy moments…

4 Fun Podcasts For College Kids

I was never into podcasts until the beginning of this year. I started taking a one hour bus ride to my university campus and sometimes I didn’t want to listen to music so I started listening to podcasts. I know I sound like a crazy outdated dad or something but, I didn’t know people could…