my unique relationship with bugs…

I have compassion for all beings. ALL beings. In fact, I think I take it a little far. I vacuumed a spider last week and cried for an hour. As a result, here is my relationship with cockroaches.

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and then there was that time i had huge dreams

Illusions of grandeur. Spiritual arrogance. Self-sabotaging by setting unrealistic goals. ^^^ These are all things I’ve heard… From others… From books… From myself. And I’ve taken each into consideration. Because that’s the type of person I am. If someone says something to me and it stings… I think, “Hm. Maybe there’s some truth in there. Let’s unpack […]

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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 do 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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