I’ll level with you, I hate pictures of myself. I take a selfie or someone takes a picture of me and I look at it and say, “that’s not me.” It’s not that I necessarily dislike the picture, it just looks wrong. What I see is not what I picture when I think of myself. […]Read More Anxiety & What (Imaginary) People Think
Hey! Did you know I do a biweekly music podcast called Start the Music! that plays music from all different genres as well as interviews? One of my reasons for starting a music podcast was to have the opportunity to talk to different people in different aspects of the music industry. Plenty of podcasts interview the […]Read More Start the Music! Podcast – Overdue Intro & Liner Notes
Some people asked me to let them know how the Basketcase eyeliner was. I started writing this as a facebook post and then it got away from me and became a full-on blog post. I tried the eyeliner out Saturday just for fun since I knew I didn’t have to be anywhere and then […]Read More Product Review: BASKETCASE Eyeliner
I keep talking about music, in life and in this blog, because it’s what’s on my mind. I podcast about music, listen to as much music as I can (for the podcast and because I feel like I have 20 years’ worth to catch up on) and I love the fact that I’m practicing my […]Read More Representation & My Search For the 13th Doctor of Bass Players
If what follows helps someone, anyone, even a tiny bit then it’ll be worth it. ‘Cause in the end, it does matter. You matter. Warning: mentions of past thoughts of suicide & Chester Bennington’s death You almost never know how you will react when you learn about someone’s death. We like to think that we […]Read More In the End, it Does Matter.
This past weekend marked a few firsts in my life, all revolving around music and concert-going. 2017 is the year of the “real me” and my goal is to pepper the year with new experiences and adventures outside my comfort zone. I recognize that a few of the things I did were firsts for people when they […]Read More this is my culture man, this is my home.
Hey there reader, doing OK? I know a lot of crap is going on right now regardless of where you live. Some places have it worse than others. We need to stand together, there’s a reason #resist and #persist have been trending on twitter and people are striking out to make sure their voices are heard. […]Read More Self Care: A Happy Things Post
Mental health & illness is something near and very dear to my heart. Every year on this day people talk and share about their own experiences with mental health, in hopes that it maybe helps someone. Here goes… I have rapid cycling type II bipolar disorder, anxiety & panic attacks. That diagnosis are labels that […]Read More BellLetsTalk Day
I try not to make New Years resolutions. This year I made two promises to myself. I would make more of an effort to stretch my wings with things I enjoy. Sometimes I’ll be the only one that wants to go to those concerts. That’s OK. That shouldn’t stop me. I would embrace being a […]Read More Turquoise Flavour, You Know Dirty Ocean Flavour.
In July 2003, I got my first tattoo. I was 16 years old, worried more about school than anything else and I wanted to “rebel” safely. My stepfather’s brother (step-uncle, I guess?) has a tattoo shop* so he did it in just under an hour. There wasn’t any hesitation, I knew straight away that I […]Read More Some of Us, We Have Tattoos…