About a year ago I was feeling very overwhelmed by the amount of things that I had promised myself that I was going to start doing and had dropped the ball on. French, coding and piano just to name a few. All noble pursuits, yet they all seemed to fall off the wagon because life just got in the way. It wasn't that I lost interest or decided they weren't worth it - I just found myself struggling to fit them all into my schedule on a consistent basis. Because of these abandoned goals I began getting pretty upset at myself. If these things were important to me, why were they constantly taking a back seat to everything else?Read More
One of my favorite moments is sitting down over a hot cup of coffee with a friend and listening to them tell me of their most ambitious dreams. Months later, I find that no steps have been taken to realize that dream. Or maybe a few have, but then... you know... life happened. The motivation ran out.Read More
I did gymnastics when I was a child, parkour when I was in high school and cheerleading in college and in each discipline, the technique for doing a backflip was the same. You were taught that where your head goes, your body will follow. If you tilt your head and look back, your body will naturally go backwards. Mid-flip, as you spot your landing, your feet will follow through and land where you are looking.Read More
It's easy to get caught up in the minimalist lifestyle. The idea of removing the meaningless to make room for the meaningful makes plenty of sense. Before long, garbage bags line the edge of the road and the backseat of the car is loaded up with boxes for Goodwill. But as we finalize the details on our latest eBay auction we sit back and wonder, "now what?"Read More
I'm sitting on my couch desperately trying to put words on a page and my sister is sitting to my left reading Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen by Donald Miller. Two pages in and she already has an opinion of the book, "I don't really like the fact that he's just taking a trip that isn't going anywhere." As much fun as that might be at first glance, the more I thought about it, the more I began to agree.Read More
It's the new year, folks, and resolution-making is in full swing. Resolutions to lose weight, get organized, spend less, save more... resolutions to make a change. Because something has to change if we want to see a difference.
Nothing changes if you change nothing.
As Mr. Einstein quipped, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results."Read More
Preparing for the New Year can seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. In fact, it's rather fun. Here's a rundown of what I'm going through during these last two weeks of this year to get ready for the new year. You can follow along or do your own thing. I'd love hear what you're doing in the comments below!Read More