If you’ve been keeping up with the past few emails, you know that I’ve started two new businesses - a clothing line called One Two Threads and a custom sticker printing business called Stickerholics

It’s been a wild ride so far and it’s starting to wear me down a bit because of how fast everything is moving. 

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world. 

It’s something my friend and I have been working towards for more than half our lives. I just need to manage my time, life, and expectations more efficiently or else I will burn myself out like I have done many times in the past. 

And I get so much anxiety when people depend on me. When people ask me for favors especially if I can’t help them out. 

I somehow take on the stress of their problems and make them my own.

In a way, I feel way worse because I know I can’t help them out. 

It’s a never-ending cycle that has been haunting me for a long time now. 

Do you know how some people talk about retiring and living on a farm in the middle of nowhere where it's peaceful?

I feel like that at times. 

Or doing something less drastic like changing my phone number and email address so no one can reach me. 

I just need to manage everything, including my mental and physical health, better.


I started my very own Patreon! I have different tiers available where you can get an extra podcast episode a month, pre-order my next book, and even a quarterly zine. 

It’s Scarily Easy To Track Someone Around A City Via Their Instagram Stories (Buzzfeed News)

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Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum reprising their original roles in "Jurassic World 3" (CBS News)
Thanks for reading,
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