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

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A Mother’s Love

"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." — Mitch Albom There is nothing quite like a mother's love.  You feel it in the softness and warmth of their hugs.  You feel it in the smiles and laughs you share when something funny is said or done. … Continue reading A Mother’s Love

I Quit

Quitting is looked at as such a cowardly act of throwing determination and perseverance out the window in favor of comfort and familiarity.  Growing up, I found myself either quitting things that I found too daring, scary or difficult, or avoiding them altogether. But there comes a time when you can't quit. You have to … Continue reading I Quit

When good things happen to good people

Bad things – they always happen to good people, or so we are told.  But every once in a while something fantastic comes around to a very good and deserving person.  I think we tend to focus on when bad things happen to good people because it tends to be unfair and undeserving.  It fills … Continue reading When good things happen to good people

24: The year of building the beyond

When I dream, I dream big. I can envision the happy ending and the amazing success story. The only problem is I leave my dreams up in the sky and take little time to build the ladder of goals that will help me climb my way up.  I seemed to have a knack for letting … Continue reading 24: The year of building the beyond

Far and wide

Whenever you start a new chapter in your life it can be daunting. After all starting a new chapter means ending an old one. And ending an old chapter implies leaving parts of your life behind. That statement may have some truth to it. But what I have found to be true is that you … Continue reading Far and wide

How I Met Ted Mosby

I promise this won't take 9 years to read. But this is the story of How I Met Ted Mosby. It was February 2013, also known as Doppelganger Week and working in the office of the college newspaper, a coworker tells me how I remind them of a man by the name of Ted Mosby.  "You … Continue reading How I Met Ted Mosby