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The Darkroom

Our generation has an insatiable desire to be discovered. We want to go from zero to ten overnight. In our day to day stories, feeds, and live streams, we have this need to be seen and heard. It’s a desire that’s built into a generation who has known nothing but overnight success and fame. I’ve fallen victim to this over and over again. I’ve struggled for years with my “social presence,” follower count, and content creation to support this habit. We…

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Intention

Intention comes from the Latin word, Intentio which means stretching, thought, purpose. I came across this and found it fitting as we bring 2017 to a close. Wow. What a year. Looking back there were great strides as well as mistakes made. I spent more time out of Arkansas this year than I ever have in my entire life. I completely reworked my business model and set a new trajectory for the career I’ve created for myself. One of the most important lessons I learned…

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Book List – FW18

I have a problem. There I said it. I love to read. As the months turn colder, I always find myself reading more. It’s during the fall/winter months that I get inspired and recharged for the spring/summer. I have a strict policy of only reading non-fiction. For some reason, I just don’t like reading fiction books. So if you’re looking for fiction based titles, this isn’t the list for you. This season I decided to put together a book list…

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Right Action

Luke 9:23-27 The Message (MSG) 23-27 Then he told them what they could expect for themselves: “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? If any…

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Baseline

This will be the first time I’ve posted since May. I wanted to do a really cool photo set with this post and have everything planned out nicely, but as always, that’s not how this will go. Recently I’ve been so scared. Scared of where my life is at, where it’s going, and the person I’ll end up being. The word Legacy comes to mind. What will my Legacy be? If you read my blog you know I travel a lot.…

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Live Unbalanced

We have this idea that we should live balanced lives. Half work, half play. Yesterday I made a rant (or two) about how we as a society champion the weekend. This ties perfectly into a work/life balance. I’m a firm believer that living a balanced life is one of the biggest lies society has told us. If your goal is balance, how do you really give something 100%? Have you ever thought about that? In order to make great ideas and…

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Working For The Weekend?

We’re all familiar with Loverboy’s Working for the Weekend.  We’re also so familiar with T.G.I.F. My question is why? One of my favorite parts about being a Millennial is realizing that my education, career, and life is in my own hands. If your Monday through Friday consists of looking forward to the weekend, you aren’t living life to the fullest. I feel like this post will turn into more of a rant than it will a narrative with cohesive information. Regardless, this post isn’t…

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It Might Not Work

For most in the U.S. it’s finals week. I’ve been getting texts and seeing tweets about how stressed my friends are. From lost notes to people just admitting they’re going to bomb the test, the pressure of finals week takes a toll. What about next week? All of the information that was crammed in at the last moment, where does that go? I was never exposed to this monster called “finals,” I mean, I was in high school but not…

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What I Want

Have you ever thought about what you really want out of life? This isn’t your typical “life goals” conversation. It’s a conversation about what you personally want out of life. In the words of Elon Musk, “The greatest minds of my generation are figuring out how to make people click ads…that sucks.” We are a brilliant group of people yet everyday we fall short of what we could be. Why is that? Are we just not focused? Are we forced into circumstances beyond…

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12 Secrets to Unlocking Your Most Creative Work

One of my favorite bloggers/photographers/creatives is Chase Jarvis. When I started working in the “creative field” he was my go to guy for advice, mentorship, and solutions to a lot of problems. Chase posted a blog in August that I’ve help shape the way I’m living my life in the season I’m currently in. I wanted to repost it in hopes that it may help someone else who struggles with the ADD/ADHD/OCD/ABCDEFG lifestyle. If you have a spare 15min, give…

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