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Lucid WRLD is awful

I was in the yoga class described in the second half of this blog. It really was a remarkable experience. t.co/xltnW8YYSE

Over the past week, I saw some fun shows, hung with good buds, and saw pretty much everyone that I know running aro… t.co/w6yROOqiRj

turbo hype is the new best party in dm
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  • My uncle Matt took me shoppin and got me all setup for my upcoming Canada fishing trip. I have no...
  • Havin an awkward time in the front yard
  • Finally stepped up to all-grain brewing with a hand from these dudes.
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Sixteen and Seventeen

At the end of the year, I always try to write a little retrospective blog that highlights all the awesome things that happened. It's one of the few times that I actually take the time to write on this weird little site anymore.

But, I didn't do that retrospective for one of the seemingly raddest and most successful years of my life: 2016.

It took a while, but I eventually realized that despite the rad experiences, I didn't write about 2016 because I was generally unhappy. Over the past couple years, I've been stuck in my head. Overly critical, anxious and destroying myself with perfectionism, etc.

I was straight depressed.

In 2017, I came to terms with that and took a step back to work on fixing things. Through that process, I've been growing a ton, unexpectedly learning a lot more about myself and am becoming much happier.

So, for my own benefit, and hopefull... read more


Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 36.95 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

Most of my life's latest happenings are on this page, but you can also check out what I'm up to today and what I did yesterday.

If you'd like to know a little more about me you can check out my bio - and don't forget to check out my photos!

Last seen in Des Moines