Life

I Gave Change to a Homeless Person–Should I Be Scolded?

This morning, a man with a dog walked onto my train and asked if anyone had any change so he could buy food, or pay to stay in a hostel for the night. None of this sounds new—I’m sure you’ve all seen it before. It’s always the same story: everyone looks at each other with …

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Books & Writing Life

Some Books I Read in 2017 and What’s on My Bedside Table for 2018

I can’t express the joys of a free cup of coffee. And exceptional coffee. I swear, it makes my day every time. People should go to cafes more often. Like every day. I forgot the sweet satisfaction of a smooth cup of black coffee. I’m pretty sure it’s what love would taste like. Remember when …

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Life

5 Ways I Overcame Anxiety in 2017

Zara sweater Good afternoon everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, wherever you are in the world. I’ve had a feast of a week; the amount of sweets and meat I have consumed is atrocious! (And delicious). I regret nothing. The days approaching the end of the year are always a bit strange. I …

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Life

The Pressures of Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone! There’s something about this time of year that’s ironically stressful, because we’re supposed to be on goddamn vacation! The gifts, the family standards, the expectation of being the happiest elf in all the land, etc. Anyway, this got me to thinking about the unnecessary things we stress over constantly. The same way …

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Life

Advice I Would Tell My Younger Self

PHOTOS: Andrew Buzzeo   Oh uh, I guess it’s that time of year… HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Cheers to the break at last. I did say it was going to get better at this posting thing but I indirectly lied. I had full intention of writing something juicy and no time to walk the walk. So I …

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Life

Why It’s Okay To Slow Down… And Breathe

If you’re hiking up a trail and you’ve got your head down the whole time, you’ll never be able to see how far you’ve come—or better yet, allow yourself to be in awe of the view. You might tell yourself that persisting forward will pay off. But eventually you’re going to topple over! On the …

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Life

Why You Should Be Taking Bigger Risks

Why take a risk when you have a stable option? Because it’s scary? Because it’s unpredictable? Why in the world would you want everything to be predictable? Surprises are the bomb diggity. If you’re already thinking no way, Song, you speak STUPIDITY… allow me to reason. And explain what wonders a risk can be in …

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Life

Do We Have to Choose Between Love and Passion?

Everything in life has to balance. Well, I don’t know if it does but that’s what they say; balanced diet! This is a topic that seems to blow up when I’m in school. Drama school specifically, and I think it’s because people feel the need to choose between life and work. One is chosen and …

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Life

What I’ve Learned From Being Poor (My story after high school)

This is something that has been very difficult for me to open up about, but something I’ve wanted to write about for a very long time. And not because I’m embarrassed. Not at all. But because I don’t like receiving sympathy. I hate it. I’m not sure I could tell you exactly why. I think …

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Life

When You Feel Like You’ve Had an Unproductive Day

You look at the clock. It’s 5pm. It’s already 5?! Shit. I’ve. Done. Nothing. You know those days? Those days where it feels like you’ve done absolutely nothing and deem yourself a failure at life. Because you just watched YouTube videos for 3 hours straight. Or stared deep into the wall, willing Ryan Gosling to …

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