Lately, as the World Cup has been unfolding, I’ve been approached by many people who think that I will care that a certain team is winning or losing. My background is Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. It’s almost an immediate assumption that I’ll want to know the scores, or what team is staying/leaving. It astonishes me … More Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism
I don’t know what I believe in but some things are too intense to be extreme consequences. I can’t shake the feeling that the universe may be trying to tell me something by giving me signs. Sometimes these signs point to a message that isn’t easy to decode. Perhaps we might think it is trying … More Revelations: a lesson in karma
Hey, You’re up. Can’t sleep again? That sucks. I’ve been meaning to talk to you about some stuff. You said I’m worthless. And it really got to me. I’ve been feeling down for several years. And I know you’re repeating what others told me, or showed me through their treatment of me. But it hurts more … More An open letter to the person who’s brought me down the most
Have you ever encountered people with such strong opinions about a subject that you haven’t been able to make up your mind about? Is it bad to not have a set, inflexible perspective about everything? I personally think that it’s OK to not know what you think all the time. Maybe you haven’t gathered enough … More Do I have to have set opinions on everything?
I feel like most people in this era don’t understand the concept of effort when it comes to relationships. Most people seem to think it implies taking someone out to dinner. Buying them something. It doesn’t. Effort is simply trying to be there for each other, no matter what obstacles might be in the way. … More Effort: a dying concept?
Sometimes I get so consumed in the darkness that I don’t even realize I’m dwelling inside it. In the past few months, I’ve been very sad. And I created a permanent residence inside the sadness. I almost forgot what it feels like to be happy. I began to convince myself that this is all there … More Leaving a dark place
Some people say it’s possible to be alone but not feel lonely. I think being alone can be great when you truly need alone time. But feeling alone is entirely different. You can be surrounded by everyone you care about, or perhaps be in a room full of people you know or don’t know, and … More Feeling alone
Recently a friend of mine recommended that I watch the movie “The Truman Show.” Spoiler alert: I’m going to analyze it as it pertains to social media here. Truman is a man who unknowingly lives inside a live reality TV show. He is the main character and his whole life is a fabrication. Everyone he … More Stars of our own shows – social media
I dreamt last night that I wasn’t lost. That for once in my existence Everything had gone according to plan. And the plan – oh it was magnificent; Detailed, sharp, precise, intentional. It had led me to my destination. I had arrived. And now I would no longer need to search, To seek some … More I dreamt last night that I wasn’t lost
I went to a Matt Good concert recently and there’s this song by him called “suburbia” that I’ve been thinking about. It seems like everyone is set on taking the typical path in North American society. This path often involves the goals of buying a house, a car, maybe several, living in the suburbs, starting … More Suburbia