The “Firsts”

The "firsts" are the most significant times in any journey. The first words, the first laughs, the first nights out are so incredibly memorable. But the first times without those joys can be equally memorable for their hollowness and sadness. My life's journey has now been intertwined with grief. I'm slowly realizing that this new … Continue reading The “Firsts”

Remember

Life is a series of forgetfulness. We grow up as kids forgetting our families to spend time with our friends. When we get to be adults we forget our friends to spend time building our careers. Once we are seasoned professionals we forget our careers to search for what truly makes us happy. At least … Continue reading Remember

The New Normal

Whether you like it or not, life keeps moving. It's tortuous or comforting depending on the experience.  It's life's way of normalizing itself; a homeostasis that happens, whether it is torn apart by tragedy, or deepened by a blessing. Whatever comes in and out of your life there is a normalcy that must resume.  However, … Continue reading The New Normal

Me, Myself and I

When I was in Boy Scouts one of the merit badges I earned was Lifesaving. The most important lesson I took from that experience was that if a person is drowning you should never jump in to try to save them.  Instead, look for an object to throw to them to help them float or … Continue reading Me, Myself and I

Say Yes

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” -Steve Jobs Yes. It's the most underestimated word in our vocabulary.  I would even argue that it is more powerful than love, courage or ambition.  That's because yes is the one word … Continue reading Say Yes

Dive Into 25

I have reached a milestone in life - turning 25.  What makes 25 a milestone? I can now officially rent a car on my own.  My car insurance (should) go down and I'm a quarter of a century old. Now that I've reached that point I guess it is acceptable to have a quarter-life crisis, … Continue reading Dive Into 25