Stories by Shiv

Narratives to better understand our world.
Created 16 Nov 2019
  • Rooting for the Bad Guy
    22 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Why are you rooting for the bad guy? I caught myself rooting for a bad guy a few weeks ago when I was watching the Netflix original Ginny & Georgia. Without spoiling too much, Ginny and her mom Georgi...
  • A Visit from Lyle
    07 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    Editor’s Note: I’ve been exploring an idea I’ve named Duality of Self. It’s the friction we feel when two parts of ourselves want two different things. How should we decide which way to go? My friend ...
  • Listen to Your Emotions
    24 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    “I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations ...
  • Duality of Self
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    I received my first promotion in the fall of 2020. It was the first time I stayed in a job long enough to go through a promotion cycle. *oops* Since graduating undergrad in 2017, I’ve had four jobs at...
  • No Bus to Catch or Train to Ride
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    It’s so easy to fall into a routine. Routine isn’t bad, it’s how we cope with our hectic days. There’s so much to accomplish every day, and we need to somehow fit everything into a 24 hour window. Rou...
  • Teachings of Travel
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    If all goes according to plan, by the time you receive this newsletter, I will have already been in Costa Rica for 2 days. My dad and I are backpacking this beautiful country together for a short whil...
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves
    30 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Last week I randomly broke out into full body hives. So strange. I’ve never been allergic to anything. My eyes don’t get itchy with the turn of the season. Dust doesn’t really make me sneeze. When som...
  • Perfectly Imperfect
    15 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    It doesn’t have to be perfect to count for something. ‘It’ could be anything. Making your bed in the morning, reading that one book cover to cover, calling when you said you would. I’ve recently notic...
  • Launching: Wayfinder
    27 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi everyone 👋🏾 The last time you heard from me was May 30. As you read that, you may be thinking, “that’s not the bi-weekly cadence we were promised”. And you’re right. It’s not, but with good reaso...
  • The Announcement Before the Announcement
    31 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone! Reaching out to let y’all know that this week’s post is actually an announcement, and one that I won’t be making until this upcoming Tuesday, June 1. So, no post ...
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