Category: Musings


The Letter I’ve Been Writing my Friends

Lately, I’ve taken out construction paper, crayons, and a pen… to write some of my friends a letter from my heart. I think there is nothing as pure as a written letter. Yes, you can e-mail someone, you can text them a wonderful message, but to sit down and write a letter showcases something quite different. It shows you’re willing ...


Who is there for the Oldest?

4am. I’ve been at this blank page for over an hour, staring at the little straight line that ticks in and out of sight – all in beats of eighths as it waits for the letters to be typed out. I’m sitting on my chair, my bed in front of me, and a soft lamp to the corner that only ...


Stop Caring About People Who Don’t Care About You

A few weeks ago I relapsed and I gambled. For those who don’t know I have a gambling problem and I made the grave mistake of going to a casino, withdrawing three hundred dollars from the ATM, and blowing it all away on poker. Old habits die hard. I have this belief that though bad things happen to me all ...


Why Instagram Vlogs Will Rule 2018

I’m going to warn you that I haven’t written in sometime. As a way to get back into the groove of things, I’m going to write about a theory I have when it comes to Instagram. This may not be the best written piece I’ve ever done. There might be grammatical errors, who knows. It’s all about getting back into ...


I got into a car accident

I must have pressed the backspace on this keyboard at least 100 times already. Word after word, sentence after sentence, deleted. It’s funny because the wordpress interface is one of my favorite places to write my thoughts and right now, right now I’m having the most difficult time organizing my thoughts to create paragraphs. I blame it on the car accident. It ...


Keep Pushing Forward: Dealing with Struggles

Before I begin I want to say I received a wonderful comment from my last post. Here it is: I really needed this comment (thank you Kirsten) because the video she is talking about, the current video I posted this morning, was one of the hardest shoots I’ve ever done in my entire life: it took over 2.5 months to ...


The Decision: A Risk for Creative Art

“Jonathan, working full-time here means you cannot work on any of your side projects. You can no longer uber, you can no longer do YouTube, you can no longer work on anything else but PlayTable.” I sat there listening to my friend’s words and my heart sank. I’ve known him since 2009, been working with him on many projects since ...


How To Hire, Teach, And Work With GREAT Interns

I was about to title this post, “how to get people to follow you & work with you… for free.” But, I realized that sounded as if I was profoundly teaching you how to exploit others to do your bidding… for free. This isn’t the case because I, in retrospect, have paid many of the interns who have worked with ...


How To Accomplish Your Goals: Work Backwards

“This may seem too magical, but you must start at BELIEVING that you can do what you want… and then you work backwards.” All five of us were sitting in the self-made living room we constructed in our office when our CEO spouted those words above. Our CEO said what he said because he was trying to guide our lead engineer into ...


What Defines You?

People will never truly define you based on the skills you possess, your education level, or anything plastered on your resume. Let’s be clear, there is no harm in having an amazing resume filled with glitter and experience. But, what’s more important, are your daily rituals. These rituals, your habits, these are the things that define you. What do I ...


Video Blocked

About a month ago I made a viral video that reached over 10 million facebook views across many pages, a million views on snapchat, and 880,000+ views on YouTube. It was called, “The Weeknd- Can’t Feel My Face (Uber Edition). It was a video that brought people together and made them smile. I’m not going to lie, I’m really sad ...


Being Genuine

It’s close to midnight as I write this piece… This afternoon I was climbing a  mountainous rock when a loose fragment came apart and fell on my index finger: it’s hilarious to see my index finger bleeding internally. Therefore, I’m in a bit of a conundrum as the lack of feeling to my finger is slowing down my writing process. ...