vegetarianism
homeless
Instead of allowing life to happen to me, instead of sitting by powerlessly as things took a turn for the worst, I took the reigns and faced misfortune head on.
in

May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm | 196 comments

ice cream cleanse
pop star
I’m 36 years old now, at least 20 years older than the average new artist. I don’t think it’s premature or needlessly pessimistic to say it’s definite that I am not going to be a star.
failure
Every time I announce I'm beginning a project, my husband has moved beyond the “Are you sure?” questioning phase to the small smile, “If you must” phase, because he realizes there's no hope. This ship is always, always going to sink.
in

Jan 8, 2013 at 1:30pm | 69 comments

facebook
Today in stuff I feel irrationally guilt about: pretending online that things are cool when things are actually totally not cool.
career
I was proud of my decision to follow my passion, forgo a more stable job and write full-time. But other people's reactions to that news weren't quite what I was expecting.
career
One of the greatest motivators in my life is a good failure story from someone who has gone on to achieve greatness.
in

Sep 6, 2013 at 5:00pm | 21 comments

exercise
I almost died trying to find out if I was physically fit.
failure
Bonus: What Porn and teaching English have in common
in

Dec 7, 2011 at 1:00pm | 0 comments