Life, Death, Forgiveness

On the afternoon of July 30, 2022, I was at the bike shop when my sister messaged me with the news our dad had passed. I remember thinking: “Well, I guess I’ll have to wait for them to be done with the work so that I can take my bike with me. I sure as …

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Photo of a person walking on the beach, with the following copy superimposed: “Don't be afraid to start over. This time you're not starting from scratch, you're starting from experience.” Credit: The MindsJournal

Don’t Be Afraid To Start Over

Whenever I’ve had a dramatic change like in my career, there’s a part of me that has been afraid to massively mess up. Call it impostor syndrome, insecurity, or the self awareness of not having completed college, Whatever the reason or reasons are, it is always a little scary. I’ve had to start over many …

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This Might Work

As I kick off my writing for the umpteenth time, I realize it has been almost six years to the day since I last wrote about starting over. It feels like a lifetime, as well as a lifelong theme. If you pore over my about page, you’ll get a hint of how many times I’ve …

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“What the year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year” – Vern McLellan

What the year brings

“What the year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year” – Vern McLellan I’ve spent the better part of my adult life struggling to become a better person, to succeed, to not worry as much. The more I live, the more I’ve learned, but also failed …

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Behold, the “problem seer”

Behold, The “Problem Seer”

A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes the policeman asks: “Are you sure you lost the keys here?” the drunk replies, “No, I lost them …

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