Category: Past

Author Commentary on My Hit Third Grade Unpublished Story: Modeling Isn't the Best

Author Commentary on My Hit Third Grade Unpublished Story: Modeling Isn't the Best
When I was in elementary school, I was convinced I was going to become a published author. Not later in life, but right then. Lucky for me, my best friend promised to pass along my work to his step-mom, who happened to be a publisher. He told me she would definitely publish me. Surprisingly he didn’t follow through, or... Read more »

Comedy Will Never Make Me Happy, and Maybe That's Okay

Comedy Will Never Make Me Happy, and Maybe That's Okay
It kind of sucks when you realize that happiness can only come from within. No amount of success, money, or weight you lose will make you happy. Sure, maybe money troubles add extra anxiety to your life, and maybe if you fit into those jeans, you would feel better about yourself. But accomplishing those things... Read more »

It's Not You, It's my OCD

It's Not You, It's my OCD
  Dear Past/Present/Future Crushes, You’re probably feeling pretty smug. You probably think your lean physique and charming smile is what got me hooked. Or how you volunteer at The Ronald McDonald House every week. Or how you’re funny, but not cocky enough to try stand-up. You’re not wrong, but you’re also not right. Sure, the... Read more »
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I Spent My Birthday With 20 People I Hadn't Seen in 10 Years

I Spent My Birthday With 20 People I Hadn't Seen in 10 Years
I think a lot of you will agree with me when I say that middle school sucked. We were shitty people with shitty lives, who told even shittier stories about those lives. For me, middle school was especially awful. I had terrible anxiety that often manifested itself into me asking my friends, “Do you hate... Read more »

Part III of Rock Bottom: My Year in a Cult

Part III of Rock Bottom: My Year in a Cult
(Continuation of Part I & Part II) This is my third attempt at writing this post. The words I have written just haven’t done my adolescence justice. The therapeutic boarding school I attended from 2010-2011 had such an impact on me, that I don’t know where to start. Thus begins my third (and hopefully final) attempt. Monarch School... Read more »

Part I of Rock Bottom: My Experience in the Troubled Teen Industry

Part I of Rock Bottom: My Experience in the Troubled Teen Industry
I started writing this blog post a few weeks ago. I wanted to talk about my experience as a “troubled teen” and my time entangled in the troubled teen industry. And then, about two weeks ago, I found out that my therapeutic boarding school I attended from 2010-2011 had been shut down due to “financial”... Read more »
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I Ran Into the Stranger Who Asked Me Out, and Then Again A Month Later

A month or so ago I wrote a post about a guy asking me out on the bus a year prior. Then a month later, I wrote about doing stand-up on a show, looking into the audience, and seeing him in the front row. That was definitely unexpected, but what if I told you that I saw him... Read more »

That Time I Performed Stand-Up Comedy for Mike Tyson and 400 Other People

That Time I Performed Stand-Up Comedy for Mike Tyson and 400 Other People
A little over a year ago, before I started my post-college job, I took a trip down to LA with my family. While we were planning on doing some tourist-y stuff, the main focus of the trip was to watch my sister be in a new TV show called Superhuman. It’s this competition show specifically... Read more »

That Time I Met an Angel at a Coffee Shop

I went on a date on Saturday for the first time in a few months. It wasn’t horrible, but when he tried to make it go on longer, I told him I needed to rehearse for a stand-up show that I had 8 hours later. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t rehearse. I cut out the musical... Read more »
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How Not to Date While Pursuing Stand-Up Comedy

“How do you balance your dating life and stand-up comedy?” someone probably asked someone at some point. No one has asked me that. But I feel like some of you might wonder. In all honesty, I haven’t been dating much recently. The last date I went on was a few months ago, and I got... Read more »