Failure, Criticism, and Obstacles

Failure, criticism, and obstacles. Ugh. I’m not sure which of those I hate the most. I think what makes me hate them even more is that my biggest personal growth spurts have happened because of them. So yea, they’re like the burpees of personal development. […]

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My Biggest Lessons of 2016

Holy crap, what a ride! This year has been the most challenging, frustrating, rewarding, upsetting, exciting, adventurous, heartbreaking year I have ever experienced in all of my 36 years. I can truly say it was all worth it, though. I don’t recognize January, 2016 me. […]

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Opportunity or Distraction?

So there’s this joke about a devoutly religious guy who hears a warning on the radio about evacuating his home due to a flood warning. His neighbours are leaving and tell him there’s room in their car for him. No, he says, go ahead. God […]

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The Power of a Positive Posse

I’ve never had a lot of friends. Growing up I had one, maybe two close friends at a time. I was painfully shy and perpetually quiet in any group setting, as well as wildly insecure. While I was liked by most of my peers, I […]

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Does Your Life Suck?

Perspective is a funny thing. It amazes me how differently your life can look, not because your circumstances have changed, but because of how your perspective has changed. Sometimes it takes a life altering event, like a near death experience, to change how you see […]

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Are Your Dreams Too Big?

My bookshelves are filled with books about having huge dreams and believing in yourself in the face of a daunting journey. My Facebook news feed is filled with quotes and articles and pages telling me to keep moving forward, chase after those dreams, don’t give […]

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I’m still here, I swear!

I just wanted to give you all an update…I have not fallen off the face of the planet. I have not died. I have not been abducted by aliens. I got one of those job…thingies…that I’ve heard so much about. Turns out, it’s a huge […]

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Roll With It – The Power of Adaptability

How long has it been since I’ve written a post here? Three weeks? Maybe 4? Oh well. Life happens. Man, does it. And so, because life (who can be such a bitch sometimes) has been happening, I’ve not been writing. At all. I’ve been tempted […]

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Redefining Success

Am I the only one that’s scared of success? I don’t understand this. Why do I feel so torn? This inner storm is too much. Sometimes I get so excited about the future that I could burst. The stuff I’ve been sweating over and bleeding […]

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