Getting Schooled in Happiness

Last year I was introduced to The Science of Well-Being, a free course offered online by Yale University. For ten weeks, you attend short lectures and complete mini-assignments to learn scientifically-backed methods on how to live a happier life. I’ve written this post essentially to type out my notes from the course, solidify what I …

How I Motivated Myself To Get Fit

What this post isn’t: a promise that if you do what I did, you’ll achieve all of your fitness goals. What this post is: me sharing my story of how I made fitness a part of my life, instead of just something I desired but only sporadically took action on. I’ve cared about my image for over …

Why My Online Store Failed

In April of 2015 when I was feeling particularly entrepreneurial, I launched an online store as a side project. In April of 2016, I shut down the store. I invested a significant amount of time and money into this project that I count as a failure. Here, I’ll look back on what happened. Even if …

Job Hunting in the Digital Age

For the first time in almost six years, I found myself unemployed. Though this was a self-imposed situation, being jobless opened my eyes to what it really takes to find work, and I realized the effect the job hunt has on people.

Hello world!

Welcome to my journal where I flex my writing muscles with a new post on the first of every month. Stay tuned for articles about online communities, personal essays and other interests and projects I’m working on. Thanks for being here! -Donal