Angela Yee and How She Got Started

Angela Yee is probably one of the coolest radio host today; not only does she do radio but she also owns several brands; including a juice business and a podcast. She’s most notably the co-host of The Breakfast Club, but wears many hats and does it well. This past week I had the chance to …

Inside The Writers Room w/ Lena Waithe

In 2017, Lena Waithe made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now Waithe is leading Showtime’s The Chi, which she created and executive produces. The Chi explores the ripple effects of a deadly shooting in a South Side Chicago community a lot like the one Waithe grew up in. I had …

2018 = happiness

Hi guys!   I haven’t been on here for a while 😦 I wanted to let you know I’ll be writing a little more regularly over at this new home: hopebyhass.blog . As you may know, my writing here is a little all over the place; I’ve tried so many things; I’ve tried daily writing, …

Listing To Your Gut: Now is all your Have

You will never have a single regret in this life other than, ‘man I should’ve listened to my gut.’ I was thinking about this a lot lately after I sort of ‘woke up’ and was like ‘what happened?’ I was laying flat on my bed and thought back to a time where my sole focus …

To Anyone With an Idea: Just Start

This is a PSA to anyone who has ever had a dream and felt like things went wrong: You can not live your life in regret. You can, and you can choose to or you can realize that there is more ahead of you than behind you. If you have felt like things went wrong …

I went to Fiji this weekend

I went to Fiji this past week, for a couple weeks. I haven’t been to Fiji since my grandpa’s funeral in 2012. It was a last minute decision. I thought it would be a bit harder for me to go back, but I got through the trip and my soul came out a little bit …

Aspen: It’s highly addictive

I went to Aspen this week for the Aspen Ideas Festival. I was super excited because it’s been one of my dreams. I applied last year and the year before that and got denied both times. This time I was there for work and got to see everything! I arrived on-the afternoon of the 21st …

Ways to Get your Mental Energy Back

The other day, or week ago, I was checking into a hotel when the man at the reception desk happen to pause. He looked down at my reservation then back at me. Again, down at the screen then back at me. ‘One night?,’ he questioned. ‘You running away?’ he added. ‘No,’ I said, a bit …

The Girl in the Rain and the Joy Within

‘I don’t know if this is for me anymore,’ she said. ‘I used to have more.’ We were on our way to an event and didn’t have much time in between. She glared over at me and added, ‘I feel lost and confused, is this for me? Is this where I’m supposed to be?’ She …