financially dependent creative

The Financially Dependent Creative

I know that idea of the “starving artist”–the pure creative who lives on inspiration and black coffee alone–is largely a myth, but I still can’t stop and wonder at anyone who manages to pursue their creative hobby or passion while being financially insecure. I’m not saying its a bad thing, but I just don’t understand…

Millennial Stereotypes

On Not Living Up to Millennial Stereotypes

I don’t live up to a lot of Millennial stereotypes. I’m a college-educated twenty-something (a.k.a. “Millennial”) with a degree from an expensive four-year liberal arts institution, but I don’t live New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, or any of the other cool trendy cities that me and my compatriots supposedly flock to after college…

Using the Enneagram for Personal Growth

Lately, I’ve been working on using the Enneagram for personal growth. The Enneagram is a set of nine personality types where each type is denoted by a number and driven by a core desire. I’m a type six in this system. According the basic theory behind the Enneagram, as a six (“The Loyalist”), my primary desire is security, and…

Anxiety and Relationships

Anxiety and Relationships

Anxiety and relationships are almost inseparable. You’re anxious about finding someone with whom to have a relationship. Then you’re anxious about if the person you found really wants to be in a relationship with you. Then you’re anxious when something goes wrong in the relationship. You’re anxious about the relationship ending. If the relationship does…