Life As An Entrepreneur: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The city is alive. The offices are empty. I find myself alone in this big city. I walk through the street, passing strangers from all walks of life. It's a Friday night. And I'm late. I'm supposed to be meeting up with friends at the local bar. I would have been on time, but I had calls to make, and meetings to arrange. I stumble into the bar, send one last email … [Read more...]

How To Never Waste Another Minute Of Your Life

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I see a man playing cards. I see a woman feeding pigeons. I see a child running through the sprinklers. Time - is what they're spending. At first... It feels like it's all we have. There's so much of it. We spend it without a care. Then... It starts slipping. It starts moving faster than we ever expected. And we cannot slow it down. It feels like we're … [Read more...]

The One Solution To All Your Problems

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"It's not that hard...this life thing, you know?" He said to me over a coffee meeting. "What do you mean?" I replied. "Well..it's not that difficult. You see, the masses run around thinking life is hard. And that becomes their reality. But if you think about it - it's not that hard. In fact, life is easy if you know how to live it."  I smirk. "That's easy for you to … [Read more...]

The Girl With The Vibrant Eyes

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Cupid deals. I take a sip of my corona. He cracks a joke. And I laugh. The cards on the table add up to 14. "Hit or stand?" Cupid asks. "Hit." I mumble. Cupid throws the card on the table - it's a 8. "Fuck." I feel the loss in the pits of my stomach. Cupid reaches over and takes my chips. I pick up a $100 chip and swirl it around my fingers. I'm … [Read more...]

In The Dark (Part 1)

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"How would you describe your life?" A friend asked. "It's like trying to find an object while walking through the darkness." I replied. "Interesting - well tell me more." "OK...I walk through the darkness with my hands out and my eyes closed. I move my arms up and down, hoping to touch and feel something." "Do you feel something?" "No." "Have you … [Read more...]

You Need To Read This…

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He sat in the drivers seat with his moleskin notebook in hand. He kept the windows up and the engine on. He opened the notebook, grabbed a pen, and put on his favourite rap record. He began filling the empty pages with lyrics from the song. He didn't care enough to hit the lyrics note for note. He only wanted to use the song to express his unappreciated soul. He cleared his … [Read more...]

How To Be A Man

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They walked out on their families. They cheated on their wives and girlfriends. I saw them everywhere I went. They ran around the free world reeking of irresponsibility and immaturity. They came in different sizes and ages and skin tones. But their essence remained the same. And I was scared I was going to end up like them. I walked the slippery slope, inches away from … [Read more...]

How To Find A Superhero

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I never watched superhero movies. I only believed in superheroes. I was a gullible child. I couldn't afford to watch superhero movies. They were overpriced at the local shop. And so the only source of information I had came from my friends at school. They would tell me about superheroes. They would describe people with muscles full of bravery. People who would rescue little … [Read more...]

Perspective.

I was jealous of all the 18 and 21 year olds who were richer than me, drove better cars than me, and lived in better homes than me. I was envious of all the people my age or younger who were more successful than me. Then... This past Saturday I went to my 21 year old relatives funeral. And all the jealousy and envy and resentment smacked me square in the face. I … [Read more...]

The End.

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Today marks the end of my 30 articles for 30 days challenge. And I'm glad it's over and done with. It was a gruelling process that took a lot of time away from other aspects of my life. But it was worth it. It was hard. But it was worth it. Some days I wrote with ease. Other days I wrote with struggle. I didn't want to publish anything. I wanted to stop. I wanted to … [Read more...]