“I wish I could take my own advice more often.”
May 2018: Growing Pains
“I was so excited to be a teenager.”
A series of drawings on disappointment.
Look away now.
There are resources all around you.
Taking what you have and making something extraordinary.
The dreams we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we peek inside.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
Responsibility hurtled toward me like a high-speed train.
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