A Real Human Being

Deciding On a Focus for the Blog: You Can Feel Happy Again

I have been trying to refine this blog for a little while now. My post topics have been a little all over the place. I’ve written about mental health, connection, making money, and even my favorite topic: Korea. I have hesitated picking one topic because I don’t want to put too many rules on myself […]

How Korea & the Victorian Era Hold the Key to a More Fulfilled Life

I decided to write a blog. I’m looking at it as a way to release tension. To relieve stress. Someplace for me to collect my thoughts and practice writing again. I’ve been feeling drawn to writing a lot lately. When I was a kid I used to write a lot. I think I was a decent […]

Can You Try to Make Money While Still Being Authentic?

It’s been too long since my last article. Like 18 days. Almost 3 weeks. My goal was to start writing consistently. At least once, but preferably multiple times, per week. I did great at first. Back in December I wrote and posted 4 articles in as many days. And then… February came before pen hit […]

You Are Doing Better Than You Think You Are

How do you feel about yourself? Do you feel like you are measuring up to expectations or do you, perhaps, feel overwhelmed by their weight? Do you feel like people like you? Do you feel like they even should? Do you feel lovable? Do you feel like you are enough? For much of my life […]

How I Overcame Anxiety and Learned to Engage in Life

Recently I watched an interesting interview. The topic was about Gen Z and how they struggle to try things for fear of failure. About how they have an enormous amount of anxiety and mental health issues. I guess I already knew that mental health was a huge problem for young people these days. It’s an […]

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs? This is one of the most difficult questions to answer because there are just so many beautiful songs to choose from. So many songs that have moved me throughout my life. So many that have made a profound impact on me. I love music. Music has the power to move […]

What is One Thing You Miss About Being a Kid?

Wasn’t life simpler when we were kids? I guess it might depend on when you were a kid. I was an 80’s kid so things were a lot simpler when I was young. No social media. No internet. No smart phones. I mean, no cell phones at all. We barely had video games and computers […]

How Fear of Failure Has Kept Me from Writing and What I’m Doing About It

I’ve been battling with a lot of anxiety and stress over this new blog. I was worried this might happen. I wrote about my issues with writing in an earlier post. I didn’t want this blog to become another one of those writing burnout experiences for me. I didn’t want it to become stressful. I wanted […]

How to Connect With People and Why You Should

It was a warm autumn afternoon in 2019 and I was driving to meet a girl for the first time. I mean, not meeting a girl for the first time in my life, but driving to meet this one particular girl that I had never met before. It wasn’t a date. We had become acquainted […]

What Matters Most? Learning to Prioritize Joy and Fulfillment

Disclaimer: this article includes affiliate links I’m feeling a bit worn out today. I have been working on the website a lot this week. And not on the fun stuff. I’ve been doing a lot of web design work, which actually isn’t too bad. I have been designing websites for, I don’t know, 15 years. […]