That one time I went skinny dipping + the fun police in my head

I wasn’t a very adventurous teenager. I was mostly concerned with potential repercussions for certain actions, tip-toeing ever-so-carefully to avoid the landmines of consequence. As a result, I was rarely invited to parties. I was the person who was like, “Did you know ecstasy can burn holes in your brain?” A fun sponge, if you […]

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“jimi didn’t start out awesome.”

Let me tell you how important it is to suck at stuff. Very. It’s so very important to look like an idiot, to fail, to get rejected, and to┬ádo something before you’re good at it. It’s, like, a billion important. This past weekend I went to Piedmont Park with a couple rapper friends, and we […]

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making new decisions, dialing it down, and stubborn nipples

So. I got my breast implants out almost a year ago now, and living with tiny natural boobies is a rather new experience for me. Part of this experience is me being able to, like, feel things. With my nipple region. Praise baby Jesus. Another part of this is that I’ve tried 30 different bras […]

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the adventures of carl the blob

From the outside, Carl appeared to be quite similar to the other blobs. Really, the main difference was how he saw the world, how he felt, and what he thought. But, since this was all internal, no one else could see it. And they certainly didn’t understand it. The more he opened his mouth and […]

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the infamous jen novel text message and why having a blog helps me keep friends

This just in: NOT EVERYONE EXPERIENCES LIFE THE WAY I DO. Here’s what’s even crazier… Most people have NO INTEREST in experiencing life the way I do. You mean… You don’t want to learn life lessons like you’re on a constant MarioKart speed boost? You don’t want to exchange long rambles about all aspects of […]

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Day 84 of 365: catching myself before burnout

Amazing things have been happening in my life. Blessings and opportunities and abundance and flowy goodness. Which makes me feel amped. And full of energy. Which often results in lessening how much I sleep. (I stayed up until 3 on a creative painting binge last night and then woke up 4.5 hours later for work.) […]

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Day 77 of 365: cat videos

“I truly believe the internet was made for cat videos,” my boss said. I laughed. “Seriously,” he continued, “I think there’s empirical proof that the internet was made for cat videos. I mean, we’ve got satellites as far out as Jupiter and what do we share? Cat videos.” I had never seen compilation cat videos […]

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Day 70 of 365: overdid it.

Yea. So. I’m writing this from blob form on my sofa. Using my cell phone. Because I overdid it today. And possibly yesterday I was wiped out for a few weeks, which forced me to really be gentle with myself. Which recharged me. And then I suddenly had more energy and was like, ALRIGHT! BACK […]

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Day 55 of 365: I don’t want to write.

I just want to scream and break shit and take a bubble bath. It seems that any time I think I’m getting ahead with retraining my brain, a bunch of shit explodes and leaves me in a confused and depressed place. Therapist says these things will continue happening until I react differently to them. Repeating […]

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