Birthday Present

On Sunday, I celebrated my 32nd birthday.  Lunch with the family and I took my niece to the park to play.  Nothing really special.  You know, all the typical Facebook birthday wishes and texts throughout the day.  Then it hit me...  As important as everything is to me, the challenge of getting older isn't necessarily…

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Twenty Minutes

When I woke up today, the last thing I honestly wanted to do was reflect on points in my life that had come and gone.  However, I was reminded by an awesome colleague and even better friend of this: "These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your…

Living Legend

Often times, I've really wondered just what the word "living" actually meant.  I mean, there's gotta be more to what we do every day, isn't there?  I would hate to think that eating, breathing, sleeping, or working is very much or exactly what "living" is.   I am willing to be the first to admit…

“Bruce Wayne?”

It's amazing just how much you can learn about yourself.   Whether it's being at home or abroad... there's always something new that your environment can educate you to about just who we really are.  I'm not necessarily talking about personality traits or instances when we defy our own norms but revelations that can create irreconcilable…

Just Stuff

Things have a habit of just happening.  A lot of the time it's when we least expect them to and we aren't ready for the impact that these events carry.  However, there are a few times in which these events are welcome and embraced as part of our ever-changing identity.   Recently, I had just…

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

As of right now, I can honestly say that there hasn't been more of a scratchy and rough spot in my life as there's been right now. I've always felt that I was in the most trouble or danger as when I feel the most comfortable.  I feel like I've had to lead a very…

Postcards to Home

Too often I find myself focused on where I am instead of where I've been or even necessarily where I'm going.  I don't get the reasoning of being fixated on where you can be.  Sure, the aspirations and ambitions of the future are worthy of being heralded but the idea of holding such esteem on…