2016: My Year in Review

I agree with the vast majority of people this year: 2016 was a never-ending nightmare. It was especially bad in comparison to my 2015. Most of that year went by in a blissful blur of new places and new faces. Along the way, I discovered a side of myself that was not as cautious and…

A Bittersweet Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving reminded me that the gods have a cruel sense of humour – and when they wield that wicked weapon, they’re often the only ones laughing. In Message in a Bottle, I bewailed the miserable existence that was my life from late February into September. And in Trump Showed me America’s True Colours, I…

Not all Great Clients Pay in Cash

When I first started freelance writing, I was sixteen years old in college with bills to pay. I enjoyed writing for myself and spent hours working on fictional pieces. However, writing for clients was always considered work and nothing else, and the value of all projects was measured purely in the immediate dollars and cents…

Do Something Your Future Self Will Thank You For

While looking at some of my old artwork, I started to regret the loss of a skill that was probably approaching its height when I gave it up. Why I first lost interest, I could never say. Maybe school got too demanding to spend six hours at a time working at photo-manipulations, or maybe I wanted…

5 Things Playing The Sims Taught me about Real Life

In spite of heavy criticism from teachers and fellow students, I spent a lot of time in college playing The Sims. It was a popular notion that I was only wasting my time, but I learned a lot about making it in real life. Here are 5 life lessons I learned while playing The Sims over the past 6 years.