I kicked off 2018 in Asheville with my current partner who I’ve been lucky enough to somehow keep around for nearly a second full year. On January 1, we were about a month returned from our first international trip together, and we were already planning the next adventure six months out. We bicker and pick […]
As is true for many of us, a new year is a great time for me to reflect and consider the events that unfolded in proximity to my life and the decisions I made in response to them. Framing my reflection in this manner is useful as well; after all, many of the things we […]
One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best-advised decision. Life is a whole, and luck is a whole, and no part of them can be […]
What is it that motivates a person to get up day in and day out, to put in the time and energy it takes to create a life worth living? All of us are unique in many ways. Some would answer the question by pointing to their family. Others might wake up in the morning […]
If you’re going to have to make a decision, try to make sure it’s between a good choice and a great choice. These are not always the options that life presents to us. But if we can work hard enough to position ourselves for the right opportunities, I believe we can position ourselves so that […]
What’s great about hard days is that when you finally get a little bit of distance between you and that funk you were in, you look back and realize how utterly unimportant that thing was that bothered you so much. Tomorrow it won’t even be a passing thought, so why was it such a burden […]
Today slipped away from me, it seems, and I almost went to bed before writing. Day 4 and I’m feeling it. Not surprising, really. As with anything else, when you are trying to make a lifestyle change and form a new habit, the first week is always the toughest to get through.