8: Messy 07.11.14

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This week, I switched things up.

I didn't interview anyone. I didn't follow my usual podcast format. I set out to be vulnerable with you, Dear Listener. And this week, I kept my word.

Today, in three parts, is three different parts of me--my thoughts and feeling in voice memo form, my writing (an excerpt from a creative nonfiction short story), and a song. And guess what? None of it is perfect. Or even close.

Our culture says that to be admired and loved, we must look flawless, act flawlessly, write flawlessly, sing flawlessly. I do none of these things flawlessly. And I'm learning to be proud of it.

I want to help change culture. I want to embrace the process and even go as far as showcasing the process.

Life is messy. Art is messy. Welcome to my mess, Dear Listener.


  • "Piano Diddy" by Carrington Schaeffer
  • "Silence Await" by cdk
  • "Curious Process" by Podington Bear
  • "Toxic" by Cathy Dennis, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, & Henrik Jonback; Cover version by Seth (piano & vocals) & Carrington Schaeffer (vocals)
  • "Outtake Beep" by slappy13