Toasting a woman who taught me to embrace both kale and gratitude.
At the moment, I mean in this moment right now I am repeating to myself: isuckisuckisuckisuck a mantra I would like to backspace right now. But then I’d be lying. I’ve written two blogposts in the the last month. Didn’t manage to make them perfect so they are still in drafts. Most days I wake … Continue reading
“To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant … Continue reading
Here in Italy at the moment after four and a half months China. I have had little access to internet in the past few months between China )no social media!) and traveling/couch-surfing. Finally, I have stolen a moment between lessons and rehearsals to write about lovely people I met in 2012 while in Berlin that … Continue reading
Today I leave for a year in China. I don’t know how I feel exactly, although I am pretending to be brave but I know that what I’m facing is so little compared to what is on the plates of others. All around me are examples of 30-something’s courage, from Marcel Mettelsiefen (35) and his work … Continue reading
Richie Parker gives us another reason to be proud of our generation.
What time is it? It’s BIRTHDAY TIME! Come dance with me… …because it’s my first day of being thankfully, fully in my mid-30’s and I am feeling grateful that I made it. This song exemplifies what I feel on this perfect cloudy London day. I sing it nearly every day: This year which has stretched … Continue reading
Right now my life seems to resemble a series of unfinished short stories. To be fair, that is not due only to the fact that my computer no longer works and I am forced to endure potentially carpel tunnel-causing injuries when using my weary iPhone ALL THE TIME. In the midst of dream-making, real life stuff … Continue reading
Seth Godin has some inspiring advice for all of us who care about doing great work but might be struggling. When we do start to make the money we might need to make us comfortable, may we ponder this: “I’m making money, why do more?” Because more than you need to makes it personal. Because … Continue reading
I am inspired by the director and writers of Beast of the Southern Wild, two 30-something dreamers who made a beautiful film. Although that film was nominated for several awards, it did not get an Oscar. However, I applaud those who made this poetic expression mainstream while keeping it real. I admire that this film … Continue reading