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It dawned on me today that I have now been in a public service career longer than not… and I have never been happier, more inspired, or more determined to change the world. Do I have bad days? Yup. Do I sometimes get overwhelmed by the problems in the world. All the time. Would I change a thing about where I work or what I do? Nope. #takebigrisks #leapandthenetwillappear #thispassionista

It dawned on me today that I have now been in a public service career longer than not… and I have never been happier, more inspired, or more determined to change the world. Do I have bad days? Yup. Do I sometimes get overwhelmed by the problems in the world. All the time. Would I change a thing about where I work or what I do? Nope. #takebigrisks #leapandthenetwillappear #thispassionista

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@helloweefee buried himself in the fur blanket on the @onehopewine couch. Life is ROUGH haha 💤💤

@helloweefee buried himself in the fur blanket on the @onehopewine couch. Life is ROUGH haha 💤💤

05:20 pm: thispassionista

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Our first family photo! ❤️🌟💙 (at gundo)

Our first family photo! ❤️🌟💙 (at gundo)

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Ok Friday. ☕️💦 #startuplife (at ONEHOPE Wine)

Ok Friday. ☕️💦 #startuplife (at ONEHOPE Wine)

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Believe in your fucking self.
Stay up all fucking night.
Work outside your fucking habits.
Know when to fucking speak up.
Fucking collaborate.
Don’t fucking procrastinate.
Get over your fucking self.
Keep fucking learning.
Form follows fucking function.
A computer is a Lite-Brite for bad ideas.
Find fucking inspiration everywhere.
Fucking network.
Educate your fucking client.
Trust your fucking gut.
Ask for fucking help.
Make it fucking sustainable.
Question fucking everything.
Have a fucking concept.
Learn to take some fucking criticism.
Make me fucking care.
Use fucking spell check.
Do your fucking research.
Sketch more fucking ideas.
The problem contains the fucking solution.
Think about all the fucking possibilities.
Brian Buirge and Jason Bacher, creators of Good Fucking Design Advice
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If the risk taken does pan out, it is good. But if it doesn’t — and here’s the key thing — we find a way to justify the risk taken as learning.
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Why you should travel young
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Go. Leap.  I promise you.. It’s worth it.

Go. Leap.  I promise you.. It’s worth it.

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“Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow. Let’s scratch our heads and give up and wake up and try it again. Let’s fail at digging the well the first three times to get it right the fourth. Let’s build faster horses, and then strap rocket ships onto them. Let’s start a company, let’s watch it fail, and then let’s start another one.
Let’s be the boss. Let’s take the boss down. Let’s order too much of something just to see where our limits are. Let’s take a chance precisely because it might fail. Let’s take the hard way out. Let’s go to the moon. Fuck it; let’s go to the moon again. Let’s quit our jobs. Let’s work at being better at what we do by fucking up faster, not less. Let’s fuck up really fast. Let’s wrestle sharks, fight monsters, and disagree with the board. Let’s borrow so much money it becomes someone else’s problem. Let’s start a 10-hour drive by announcing “I’m not into you anymore.” Let’s dump everything out of the garage onto the sidewalk and build something really cool in that space. Let’s start out to build a better mousetrap, and halfway there let’s decide to jump on the mice’s team. Let’s bet on a longshot. Let’s buy her a drink. Let’s start baking bread in our cubicle. Let’s try bringing fresh water to distant villages precisely because we have no idea how to do it. Let’s pool our money. Let’s take their money. Let’s solve that hard problem. You know that one that keeps you up at night? Let’s tackle that bastard. Let it kick our ass a few times, and then finally get it right. Let’s find out what’s at the bottom of the ocean. Let’s tame the Kraken. Let’s just fucking tell people we’ve read Infinite Jest and move on. Let’s forgive our parents. Let’s do something with the goddamned planet. Let’s rent an electric generator and open a food cart that sells nothing but frosted PopTarts, but makes a lot of fucking noise. Let’s have a breakthrough. Let’s have a breakdown. Let’s agree that bruises fade, bones heal, hearts mend, and that tomorrow we’re right back on that horse and that this time, THIS TIME! we’ve at least got a rocket strapped to its back.”
-  Mike Monteiro (Artwork and essay.)

“Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow. Let’s scratch our heads and give up and wake up and try it again. Let’s fail at digging the well the first three times to get it right the fourth. Let’s build faster horses, and then strap rocket ships onto them. Let’s start a company, let’s watch it fail, and then let’s start another one.

Let’s be the boss. Let’s take the boss down. Let’s order too much of something just to see where our limits are. Let’s take a chance precisely because it might fail. Let’s take the hard way out. Let’s go to the moon. Fuck it; let’s go to the moon again. Let’s quit our jobs. Let’s work at being better at what we do by fucking up faster, not less. Let’s fuck up really fast. Let’s wrestle sharks, fight monsters, and disagree with the board. Let’s borrow so much money it becomes someone else’s problem. Let’s start a 10-hour drive by announcing “I’m not into you anymore.” Let’s dump everything out of the garage onto the sidewalk and build something really cool in that space. Let’s start out to build a better mousetrap, and halfway there let’s decide to jump on the mice’s team. Let’s bet on a longshot. Let’s buy her a drink. Let’s start baking bread in our cubicle. Let’s try bringing fresh water to distant villages precisely because we have no idea how to do it. Let’s pool our money. Let’s take their money. Let’s solve that hard problem. You know that one that keeps you up at night? Let’s tackle that bastard. Let it kick our ass a few times, and then finally get it right. Let’s find out what’s at the bottom of the ocean. Let’s tame the Kraken. Let’s just fucking tell people we’ve read Infinite Jest and move on. Let’s forgive our parents. Let’s do something with the goddamned planet. Let’s rent an electric generator and open a food cart that sells nothing but frosted PopTarts, but makes a lot of fucking noise. Let’s have a breakthrough. Let’s have a breakdown. Let’s agree that bruises fade, bones heal, hearts mend, and that tomorrow we’re right back on that horse and that this time, THIS TIME! we’ve at least got a rocket strapped to its back.”

-  Mike Monteiro (Artwork and essay.)

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This Passionista’s Final NY Post

A dedication to those people…

To those people who acknowledge your soul but indulge your tendencies. Without judgement. With a chuckle.

To those people who identify with and validate you, regardless of how fucking crazy you yourself know you sound.

To those people who believe in you, especially when you yourself don’t.

To those people, who selflessly know its time to let you go to fly on your own, when it’s so much easier for them (and you) to hold you close.

To those people who unquestionably are there. Through the tears and the pain, through the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Through the summer AND the winter. Through the best and the worst.

These are the people  who have been here with me throughout the past five years and those I will truly treasure with all of my heart forever.  There simply isn’t enough gratitude in the world for me to convey. There is only “thank you.” There is only “I love you.” There is only “see you soon.”

Bisou bisou,
This Passionista

02:37 am: thispassionista