Over the years, I’ve developed habits that help me overcome obstacles, get past fears, take action, and reach my goals. While visiting my family over the Christmas holiday, we talked about some of them. My mom suggested that I share them with people. Check out these weird things I do. 1. Meditate I use the… Continue reading 10 weird things i do to reach my goals
“[Eric] has Glenn Gould’s fingers — on the keyboard, he’s a master. And, as a bonus, he’s tart and funny; if he’s having a tough day, that’s his secret.” – Jesse Kornbluth, Editor of Headbutler.com What makes me different? Drawing is the fundamental way by which I engage with the world. Software and tools are great… Continue reading What makes me different than your other candidates?
I am an essentialist. I know that I can do anything, but not everything. So I choose the essential; the vital few; the things that matter to me. I am not in a hurry. “I don’t want to hurry it. That itself is a poisonous twentieth-century attitude. When you want to hurry something, that means… Continue reading Claiming my biases
These are the words I try to live by. The guidelines listed below provide a framework through which I can make big decisions. I also use it to recalibrate top priorities. Sharing them publicly scares me because they’re so meaningful and personal. So I’m stepping into the fear (Principle #4) and doing it anyway. My… Continue reading My personal guidelines
I shared my mental health journey on Instagram and I found the experience to be beautiful and cathartic. Prior to that I rarely shared my thoughts publicly even though I’ve been writing for over 20 years. As part of my mental health journey, I struggled with anxiety and depression. The writing was a tool I… Continue reading How did i get here?
You wouldn’t know it, but I’ve rewritten this opening sentence at least a dozen times already. And I’ve been ruminating about what this first post should entail for far too long. So to get the first post out of the way and get over my fear of sharing my writing publicly I’m going to hit… Continue reading Hello world!
What used to be my fortress of solitude, became the source of anxiety and depression. Drawing is a fundamental way in which I engage with the world. My day usually starts with the kinesthetic behavior of putting the proverbial pen to paper. In tech it’s colloquially known as “whiteboarding.” But this was a habit I… Continue reading I’ve never recovered from losing Art
It took me 17 years to complete my associate’s degree. And I’m proud as fuck about it. 💪🏼🙌🏼🥇 Mental health struggles aside, my college experience can be summed up like this: In 1998 I failed out of art school at Rutgers University. Then attended Bergen Community College in late ‘98 – failed and dropped out.… Continue reading Cs get degrees
1996 was the last time I played organized baseball. Here’s the real reason why I quit: I roomed with two teammates who bullied me off-and-on since first grade during our spring training trip to FL. I didn’t get a decent night of sleep because I was afraid the whole time. They did bully me slightly.… Continue reading Talking about bullying is scary
If I’m being totally honest, over time facial hair became my mask. It was another way to physically hide behind something. But it started as one of the few forms of self-expression that I had total control over. I’ve done it all. From the 90210 sideburns in HS (not pictured), to the mutton chops and… Continue reading Talking about mental health is hairy