The Importance of Friends and Really Getting to Know Someone

There is this guy I know, if he reads this he will know exactly who I’m talking about, but I’ll keep it anonymous so that he isn’t flooded with people looking for sage advice. He told me one time that “if you want to truly get to know someone, spend time with them while they are doing the thing that they are the best at.” This person has said various things like this to me over the course of our relationship and I rarely grasp […]

You always remember your first.

Your first job interview. Your first Tinder date. Your first driving lesson. Your first oyster. Your first kiss. A little awkward. Super special. Writing your first blog post. The same. It has taken me about an hour to write this post. Write a little bit, over-think it, delete it, add a bit more, feel insecure. Repeat. But creating something new and being open and real about the process feels really good. So, frankly.life. Honest and real content about the things that matter to us, like great thrift […]

The Space Inbetween

Life is a collection of random seeming occurrences and the real trick is being ready for them. It’s impossible to know which will have an impact, large or small or good or bad, and it’s the moments between these important, weighty or defining occurrences that will define any influence over the outcome. This is where all of that practice, done alone and in private, pays off.  The moments between activities, the downtime along the way, the meaningless challenges conjured up for no tangible reason. The […]