Something that wears on me more than it used to (or I’m allowing myself to notice it) is the effects of running a social media campaign. I limit how much I run these things now, just because I need the mindspace to focus and produce my work. Continue reading “The energy it takes to run a social media campaign”
You and I may jointly find it laughable that at some point in 2017, I scrawled on an index card a new hard and fast rule: don’t be thirsty. Continue reading “Don’t be thirsty “
I’ve been focusing on being mindful with my social media presence, and noticed I was feeling some feelings during yesterday’s scrolls, not unrelated to Forbes 30 Under 30 list being published. And not unrelated to me trying to understand my relationship goals for Instagram follower numbers.
Person: “If you don’t like ____ you’re not a real ____.”
Me: Okay ::feels fraudulent::
And while I continued pursuing my interests, for a long time, I felt like something was wrong with me. Why don’t I like Louis CK or Curb Your Enthusiasm or (insert genius White male comedian’s name)? Continue reading “On Artistic Taste: The things we like”
New rule for myself, because I’ve been going crazy. Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic: The Art of Creative Living. Criticalness can be heavy, negative, tiring, isolating. Curiosity can be light, inquisitive, loving, connecting.
In one of our hours long Stranger Magic meetings, Yumna Khan helped label the difference between someone who is insecure vs. secure.
Secure people lift each other up, acknowledge each other’s accomplishments, and take pride in each other’s wins.
Insecure people see everything as a competition – there can only be one. Continue reading “Secure vs. Insecure”