Why does fear always get in the way?  I’ve written many times about fear and how it stops me from trying new things or talking to some people.  Fear is a crazy thing that creeps into my head when I don’t want it there.  Remember being a child and having no fear?  Adult hood has really jaded me because it’s not really the fearful act that gets me; it’s the consequences if I fail. I must always keep in mind that failures are not a bad thing.  Failures are learning experiences for the future. I’ve been trying something new lately.… View Post

Believe it or not, people still give compliments but most of us are bad at accepting them.  Why is it so hard for people to accept compliments? Compliments are nice things that are meant to boost our self-confidence but most of the time compliments are turned into something negative. When someone issues me a compliment I know I usually turn it into something negative. The usual response is something like, “Thanks but man I’m…struggling/hurting/tired/etc.”   I don’t know how to accept it.  I’m not one for attention either so that is probably half the problem. Willie, on the other hand,… View Post

Hello my friends!  If you didn’t know, I spent the weekend road tripping to Kentucky to run the inaugural Horse Capital Marathon.  It was a long trip but a lot of fun. I got to catch up with an old friend AND along the way I had a lot of fun.  I’m currently still recovering for the marathon and the even longer car ride, but a recap will be coming soon. It’s Monday which means I like to give a little motivation to start your week. I didn’t know what message I wanted to convey this morning.  I took part in… View Post

It’s harder to have dreams when you’re older, right?  It sometimes seems like dreams are for the young.  Why does that have to be the case?  Why can’t the world be my oyster just like it was when I was a 5 year old.  Things were easier back then.  All my needs were met, I didn’t have to pay any bills and I didn’t have to go to work.  Dreaming big was probably the biggest job I had. I thought I could do anything and be anyone I wanted.  Do I really need to be thinking in the past tense?… View Post

There is one person that always gets lost in the shuffle of life and that person is you.  We spend so much time worrying and taking care of others that the most neglected person in our lives turns out to be ourselves.  It’s perfectly OK to care about others and it’s human nature to want to help people.  In most situations, it’s mandatory for us to take care of other people from our spouses to kids. But don’t forget about yourself.  You’re an important part of your life because without…your life wouldn’t be life.  I know it sounds simple and… View Post