Ansel Adams // “Ask yourself: Why am I seeing and feeling this? How am I growing? What am I learning? Remember: Every coincidence is potentially meaningful. How high your awareness level is determines how much meaning you get from your world.”

Carl Sagan // “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person…perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millenia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another.”

Albert Camus // “You will never be able to experience everything. So, please do…justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.”

I want you to understand you for who you are.

I am driven by a desire for understanding (myself and others) and I think a lot of personal mysteries are solved when you know yourself better. You can make better decisions for yourself and I guess it’s also possible that at some point you become comfortable inside, too.

Busy Weekends started as a creative business. I had lots of content trapped inside my brain waiting to come out that centered around helping other people find their creative muses, how to learn to listen to their hearts, self-care during difficult shit, celebrating moments, accepting weirdness, and generally sharing all the other life lessons I had learned and was still learning.

I would still like to claim this as a passion in my writing, but I have lost this muse and I cannot locate the voice I once had. I will find it again some day, I think. I yearn for its return, so I know it lingers.

Naguib Mahfouz // “Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.”

Justin Vernon // “I was by myself for a pretty long time. I needed to do that. I think everyone that I know has wanted to do that or needed to do that at some point. I think when you spend enough time when it’s quiet around you and you don’t open your mouth for three or four days, there’s parts of your brain that can kind of rest. I think when we’re out in the world and we have to talk to people, we edit ourselves. You know, we have to like, act a little bit. As honest as we may be as humans, when we’re out here, we’re all kind of wearing mirrors on our faces. You know, constantly reacting to how to react to the people around you. And I think when you’re alone for a long enough time, you can feel a lot more peace.”

Haruki Murakami // “We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world.”

The last year has been full of change, but it has been meaningful. I do not know where I am going but for the first time in my life I trust myself to get there safely.

I can’t tell you what to expect from this website but if you like it and you enjoy my words and you want to read more, I always have things to say, so connect with me.

Toni Morrison // “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”