Get Enough Sleep

You shouldn’t be exhausted in the morning. You shouldn’t be yawning by noon. You shouldn’t be running on E by 7pm. You won’t last. I’m learning this the hard way. I’ve gotten up at 4am every day this week to write and production has been great. This is a lifestyle I’m happy with. But it’s the end of the week and I felt the sleep debt. It’s hard to “grind” all day if I’m nodding off in the afternoon. I’m gonna make sure I can sleep at least 6 hours a night. 10pm-4am. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep because …

Count Your Wins

Right in the morning, I weighed myself. I lost 10 lbs in the last month. Macros and Fernanda have helped me get on a healthy track. Geydis calculated my macros for me and I’m never hungry. And Fernanda makes every meal delicious. Follow her blog Vibes For Dinner to see the proof (and the amazing recipes.) My other big win: I scored an interview for a summer internship in Communications. The company I applied to work for invited all the candidates to the office to get to know us, and I killed it. My one-minute pitch was fire and I met …

Podcasts Are Your Friend

So Progress Report has become a podcast. First video linked here. The format allows people to interact and share and get to know one another. I went all-in on podcasts since listening to the Joe Rogan Experience. You’re in traffic anyway. Might as well listen to some of the funniest, smartest, most successful people out there. Podcasts let that happen. To get you started, I’ve listed a few of my favorite podcast episodes. You can find these on iTunes Podcasts. 1. The Joe Rogan Experience #930 – Will MacAskill (philosopher) 2. The Church of What’s Happening Now: with Joey Coco Diaz …

My Poem Got Published!

Mangrove Literary Journal published my poem Palm Trees in their Spring 2017 Issue, out March 30th. Palm Trees is my stab at historical poetry, set in Havana 1959 as Fidel rolls in a victorious revolutionary. Some couldn’t contain their joy and some feared for their lives. I hope I’ve illustrated that excitement and darkness in this poem. I’ll post a link once the online version is up. Follow Mangrove for writing from students around the country. They have a great team and their edits made the piece even stronger.