Opportunity or Distraction?

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 will save me. The storm crashes on, the floodwaters rise […]

The Power of a Positive Posse

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 had a hard time getting close to the majority of […]

Does Your Life Suck?

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 things. Thankfully, though, it doesn’t have to. Though we may […]

Are Your Dreams Too Big?

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 up. My Instagram feed is filled with images of people […]

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 time suck that doesn’t allow a lot of room for […]

Roll With It - The Power of Adaptability

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 to throw this whole blog away. I’ve been angry and […]

Redefining Success

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 for is finally starting to come together. I’m slowly, yet […]

You are Your Best Investment

You are Your Best Investment

I’ve always, as an adult, had an odd relationship with money. Having 4 kids and living in a one income household, there never seemed to be enough. And when there was enough, any extra went towards something utilitarian for the household or the kids that fell outside of our everyday budget. I’m actually really grateful […]

A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

Like many people, I started yet another weight loss journey at the beginning of this year in an attempt to finally get a handle on this ridiculous fucking situation I’ve been struggling with my entire life. Over the last five years I’ve lost about 50 lbs, which is great and all, but over the last […]