1. The American Dream - something that, interestingly enough, has been a reoccurring topic of conversation for me these past few weeks. What is it exactly? The older I get the more I question the reality of what we, as growing members of this societal universe, really consider the ideal in regards to “making a life”. Do we want the bulging bank account, the perfect marriage with the baby and the house with the white picket fence (or the kickass indoor pool depending on what you’re into)? Or does the fill line exist in some other way? As I watch all of the younger people around me grow up (really fast, might I add) I’m constantly reminded of the fact that the little line our parents use to feed us “you can be whatever you want to be” is no gosh darn joke. What they may have treaded lightly on was the part about the amount of balls and energy it requires to really be it. If you want to be a yoga instructor in the middle of nowhere on a tropical island, then go be a yoga instructor in the middle of nowhere on a tropical island… If you want to rule the world, then rule it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the “American Dream” is no longer having the perfect house with the perfect spouse and a diaper genie in the mail - it’s about making your dream a reality, whatever it may be… 

  15. It’s interesting to see what happens when you step outside of your comfort zone. I spontaneously (with the help of my favorite wizard Thomb Mckenna) decided to take a journey over to Denver, Colorado. Originally it was to solely see the magical spectacle that is Shpongle but it turned into much more. I visited a few friends, some who were new, and some who were absent from my life for what Id like to think was too long. Sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to do something you wouldn’t think you would, to put certain things behind and forget about all the bullshit. Sometimes it’s okay to play in the mud, and paint your face, and order a pizza all to yourself. As I sat looking over the rocky mountains it hit me that the power of love and appreciation in this world is greatly underestimated. The colors of our lives are painted by who and what surrounds us, make sure to take a break every once in a while and enjoy them :)  

                                 Photo of me by Thomb McKenna