Matt Jenko

Remember The Process

22 February 2021

When a project reaches a stage of difficulty, as it inevitably will, no matter how swimmingly it’s been going so far, it’s important to remember the process.

Permission Granted

21 February 2021

The thing is, no one will ever give you permission to be okay in your own skin.

The Best Thing I Ever Wrote

20 February 2021

You don’t always have to be happy. But you never have to be miserable.

The Comfort of Inertia

19 February 2021

You enter a paradox of creativity, of knowing that the thing is nowhere near ‘finished’, but not wanting to change anything about the thing because you’re so in love with the iteration

What’s In A Name?

18 February 2021

Somewhere along the way, the meaning changed. My name became synonymous with mockery, to the point where hearing it actually hurt.

Shouting Into The Void

17 February 2021

Here’s something you might not want to hear: nobody owes your their response.

Drifting

16 February 2021

The feeling of drifting, of existing rather than living, as though life is merely happening to you and not with you, is probably one of the most unsettling experiences I’ve ever been through.

Sleepless

15 February 2021

My battle with sleep is a tale as old as time. If I want to fall asleep, I’m chronically awake. If I want to wake up, I’m an immovable, eternal entity.

All These Eggs & Only One Basket

14 February 2021

What makes a good artist? I think this is a much more helpful question than its more popular counterpart, ‘what makes good art?’

Sense & Sensitivity

13 February 2021

I’ve long been fascinated by the acknowledgement of internalized negativity, by the idea that the authors of the narratives we grow up believing are not necessarily the Pulitzer prize-winners we assume them to be.