IN THE PROCESS WE TRUST

starting over

I call bullshit on the "everything happens for a reason" trope because it's a tired, powerless ideation. The hard truth is bad things happen by accident or chance... For ages, I wasn't sure what to think when people said, “everything happens for a reason" because it seems like such a flaccid, wishy-washy statement. What's worse… Continue reading IN THE PROCESS WE TRUST

LIKE A VIRGIN

A first fight is similar to losing one's virginity: it's going to be uncomfortable and awkward. It will also suck to some extent, depending on where you fall on the spectrum [...]" It’s taken me a more than a fortnight to draw down my first fight and turn it into a post. I started and… Continue reading LIKE A VIRGIN

THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

fight club

A little over three months ago I could barely get around. Injured while on vacation in Greece made walking anywhere a painful chore. A grade 3 sprain meant covering a kilometre took four times as long as normal. I was unable to workout. I couldn't get an x-ray or see a physiotherapist until I arrived in Brussels.… Continue reading THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

re·sil·ience /rəˈzilyəns/ | noun The power or ability to return to original form, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. Boxing did not come naturally to me. The sport, built on a foundation of technique and mental toughness, happens to also be comprised of intimidation, fear-mongering, primal rage, and arrogant posturing. I suspect my slow… Continue reading FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

WE TRAVEL IN PERFECT CIRCLES

I received my bachelor's degree when I was 23 and, at that time, the world seemed like it was mine for the taking. The feeling lasted seventeen days before the shine wore off. I lived in Toronto and there weren't a lot of jobs in my field. I sent out countless resumes but couldn't catch… Continue reading WE TRAVEL IN PERFECT CIRCLES