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Writers and Their Love Stories: Part II

Writers and Their Love Stories: Part II

July 8, 2013

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress).After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well-being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other. … Read: Writers and Their Love Stories Part I. … “Look at all those people,” I said. I am standing next to my ex (whom I will refer to from now on as “Y”) and I’m pointing at the crowd below us. We are standing on the second floor of a department store, and we’re looking out of a wall made completely of glass. Through this wall of glass, we can see clearly below us at the large group of people making their way through the outdoor shopping center. I am pointing at all those strangers passing by: […]

Writers and Their Love Stories: Part I

Writers and Their Love Stories: Part I

May 20, 2013

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress).After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well-being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other. … Every good tale is not complete without a good love story. My tale is no different. This is my love story: About five years ago I fell in love with someone, and he fell in love with me, and we broke up because of the distance. We kept in touch, but haven’t seen each other since then. This past year I realized I still felt the same way about him, even though so much time had passed. But I still had no idea how he felt about me. But then–what do you know?–a few months ago I […]

How To Act

How To Act

May 6, 2013

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress). After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well-being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other. … “A sacrament is a visible sign of invisible grace. In that definition there is a fine acknowledgement of how the unseen world comes to expression in the visible world… All our inner life and intimacy of soul longs to find an outer mirror. It longs for a form in which it can be seen, felt, and touched.” – John O’ Donohue There is a moment when the dark times recede, when the winter of our lives gives way to spring, and in that spring everything that sorted itself out in the winter time, begins to show. At first, the new us […]

MIP Progress Report 2011-2012

MIP Progress Report 2011-2012

September 28, 2012

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress). After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life (my physical well-being, my writing career, and my romantic relationships). My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one we inevitably have to improve the other. … Hey readers, Since today’s my Birthday, I’ve decided to take a break from C2C’s new series Words On My Radar. Instead, we’ll be reviewing C2C’s Man In Progress series for this past year. Enjoy! much “AHHH, I’m 27! Where has the time gone?” Ollin P.S. Today’s post only covers the second year of my MIP pledge. If you would like to see how I did during the first year of my MIP pledge, please read: The Courage To Start Again From The Very Beginning (MIP Progress Report 2010-2011). That post provides links to every post in the MIP series during my […]

Burying Your Past Self: A Ritual

Burying Your Past Self: A Ritual

September 26, 2012

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress). After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other. … This Friday will be my 27th Birthday. Around this time of year is when I usually renew my Man In Progress pledge. For those of you who don’t know, I made a pledge during my first year of blogging to improve three aspects of my life: my physical well being, my romantic relationships, and my career. Progress in all areas have been slow and gradual. But there have been some noticeable improvements over the past two and a half years. But as I keep trying to move forward, I’ve noticed that I’m being held back by a part of me […]

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