Backstory This is the first time in my life that I have been consciously aware of Suicide Prevention Month. Mental health has become an extremely important part of my life, and I have learned so much from people I admire and respect sharing their experiences. I’m not saying you should admire or respect me, but … Read more
This past month has been extremely difficult for me in getting everything done that I needed to, and it all comes down to one thing: lack of dedicated focus. Sure, I’ve been busy and running around and working all day, every day, but looking back now I realize I was working on so many different … Read more
Growing up, I would often get asked the question, “What did you learn today?” Usually it would be after I got home from school or church, or at dinner. I feel like it’s safe to say that I wasn’t the only one who was asked this question. I also feel like I’m not the only … Read more
How many of us have ever felt that we weren’t good enough? That we didn’t deserve success or that we weren’t doing anything worthwhile? Too many people face the Impostor Syndrome and never are able to overcome it. I usually spend days feeling that way, and then I can break out for a quick gasp … Read more
What comes to mind when you think of service? For me, I have flashbacks of raking leaves or mowing lawns when I was a teenager. I also think of soup kitchens and animal shelters, etc. Overall, when I think of service I usually think of people who can’t do things on their own. People who … Read more
A couple of months ago I had nothing specific to look forward to in my life. I was living day by day but not doing anything more than sitting on the couch watching television, eat food, and maybe once a week go to the gym or see friends. My life felt like it was being … Read more
I recently got done reevaluating my goals and visions for this year. For those of you who have met me, you know that my goals and dreams are very ambitious. At any given time, I can have up to five business ideas that I’m either working on or that are stuck in my mind. It’s … Read more
After something tragic happens in life we usually have the surroundings and the situations burned into our mind. Most days I can’t remember what I had for lunch but ask me about when my grandmother died more than 10 years ago, and I can tell you very specific details, down to the songs we listened to while driving to see her. The same is true with 9/11.