I marvel at these images. Stock photos of the perfect moment where the sun is setting over Yosemite. I’m genuinely hopeful of the couple, holding hands, about to journey into the redwood forest. I’m hopeful because if they can do it, so can I.

Instagram has allowed me to develop a sense of urgency to live out my dreams. It’s emboldening, which is pure insanity. Months before I joined Instagram, I didn’t dream of going to Yosemite in California, or visiting Trolltunga Cliff in Norway. Let me clarify. …

Ask yourself:

Today I asked myself this question, and I was happily surprised by my answer. I’ll come back to that.

So many times I’ve been asked (or I ask myself) “what do you want to do with your life?”… What an awful question.

It’s awful because it assumes you know what will make you happy in the future. As if everything in life is a constant, and does not vary. The answer to that question should be the same every single time: “I want to live life”.

The better question to ask yourself when you’re feeling lost, or looking to push…

My perspective on writing and it’s influence on me.

I’m an awful writer.

Recently I submitted to myself that I am a horrible writer. That is, because I hardly write. I used to be great at writing short non-fiction stories, building character plots and piecing together the overall theme. That was back in high school. Now I’ve grown up, and with all my new responsibilities in adulthood I convinced myself that I don’t have time for that.

Yea. Adulthood. What a drag.

Recently, it’s become more apparent to me that I need to change my way of thinking. What I do and don’t have…

First off, I want to say how much I love Spotify’s service. Not to say I haven’t strayed from them to RDIO and Beats (Don’t Hate the player, Hate the game). But I’ve always come back to my beloved Spotify, and it’s because of their UX.

RDIO, Beats Music, Pandora, and all the other players in the market all have their own special thing about them, from streaming quality, better music exploration, or just having a really cool app.

What prompted me to write this was that I was just on Spotify grabbing their installer to renew my commitment, and…

Jason Mark Beaton

Ruby developer, designer, Lifelong Learner, Dog Lover. Co-Founder of Hark

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