Author: The Narrator

Health and Fitness

Do Yourself a Favor…

We are now 6 weeks into the “new year” How many new year’s resolutionists are still kicking? According to current statistics (I’m not sure how reliable this is) it’s only around 55%. A large chunk of those resolutions involve losing weight and getting fit; some folks want to bulk up. To each their own. I …

Uncommon Experiences

Curiosity and Its Importance in my Childhood

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ― Plutarch   If you’re a part of generation Y as I am, I’m sure you’ve heard throughout your life from your parents that you can do whatever you want in life. They lived through some of the most prosperous economic …

Simple Life

L.A.F. (Life After Facebook)

    I did the unthinkable. In conversations with peers and literally everyone that is younger than I am, I get weird looks and follow-up questions. People often jump to conclusions and assume I’m hiding something. I can’t download and play a growing number of games on my iPhone. Apps are becoming harder to use …

Health and Fitness

“Life Hack” Away from a Better Night’s Rest

For the record I’m not much of a cat person myself however, I am not immune to the cuteness of a slumbering kitten. We all know depression has a nasty habit of negatively affecting our sleep. Sleep always feels like it’s right around the corner, but sometimes the smallest things can keep us awake. If anxiety …

Simple Life

De-Clutter to Re-Energize

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization—especially the importance of material possessions. –Tyler Durden, Fight Club I’m sure you’ve all seen the movie, at least I hope. If you haven’t read the book, I highly suggest it. I’ve read it a few times, along with millions of others. You won’t be disappointed. Growing up I didn’t …

Confidence

Ditch the “Nice Guy Persona” and Make Real Connections!

Growing up I had always been referred to as the nicest kid you’ll ever meet. Now, I would have much rather had that title than something like oh, Jimmy…he’s a little asshole I wouldn’t trust him with ____.” Being a genuinely nice person is a quality that should be highlighted in nearly every situation or circumstance. The problem …

Uncommon Experiences

How to Get a Hooker to Dance on Your Car

…In broad daylight. It was the summer after I got my drivers license, and my first car. The symbol of Freedom for an American teenager. It was a humble get-up. A red 1999 Kia Sportage. It had the usual inoperable combinations of many of the first cars out there. Driver’s door worked fully, passenger door only opened …

Uncommon Experiences

A .22 caliber rifle, a drunk cousin, and myself at Midnight…

The summer after I got my license, the same summer I had my window inexplicably shattered while driving, I lived with my older cousin. His dad, my uncle, worked driving truck and he spent months on the road so we had free reign of the trailer they lived in. Z (we will call him), my …