Via a series of conversations last night, I remembered that several years ago I had written diary-like emails to my parents/myself while on a trip to Belize. It was 2006, and in 2007 I archived them in a hidden little corner of these here Interwebz. And I just found them! This piece, the first, and […]

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What if?

June 2, 2011

What if it works? What if you end up being ok? And it was all just a scare? What if they say yes? What if they say no? What if they say no…and you’re no worse off than before? What if you really could handle it? What if you followed your heart…instead of your head? […]

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I shoulda fished for the bigger fishies

If I were to have the opportunity to start my adult life over again, I would do one general, albeit very important, thing differently: go faster. Much faster. Taken action earlier, made the decision quicker, pondered less, acted more. Gone after the bigger fish right off the bat, instead of piddling around so long with […]


Just because

March 1, 2011

Because there’s never been a better time than now. Because you can. Because it makes you happy. Because you’re going to prove them wrong. Because you’re going to prove them right. Because it won’t kill you to try…and you won’t know until you try. Because what if it works? Because an expansion always follows a […]


I’ve gotta (gut) feelin’

February 15, 2011

Duh, by SarahDeer on Flickr

So. You know how you hear people say that “stick with your gut” line? Sometimes that’s easy to do, right? But for some reason, there are also times where sticking with your gut is maddeningly difficult to do. Argh. I left my corporate job in January 2010, and shortly thereafter I applied to volunteer at […]


Kindling Your Inner Fire

February 7, 2011

I’m borrowing this quote from my current read, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and it gets an entire post all on its own, it’s that good. Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks […]


Rocking chair on the deck, on Flickr by Ed Yourdon

Lifestyle Design seems to be a term that’s thrown around a lot, especially online. It’s kind of become a cool and hip thing to say, something that makes anyone you meet go Ohhhh when you mention it. And then they walk away wondering what the heck you’re talking about. As popular of a term it […]


Once in a while I run into a piece of writing that quickly, simply, and completely hits me to my core. You know, one of those that you don’t immediately forget upon clicking ‘X’ on the browser window? Yeah. This list from Robin Sharma is one of those. Robin is a leadership expert and author […]