Who do You Want to Be?

The question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is flawed. It presupposes that we can only be a single thing.Why do we put all this pressure on ourselves to decide what we want to be before we are 18, or before we graduate college, when, at best, we have 60-70 years…

You Are More

The band Tenth Avenue North has a song called "You Are More." They are a Christian band so I guess you could say it is a Christian song but I think the message is universal. You are more than your failures. You are more than your past. You are more than your mistakes. It can be…

Thoughts While Looking at Airplanes

Airplanes. They are constantly coming and going. I know this because, until recently, I lived near the Orlando International Airport. I can't tell you how many planes fly into and out of Orlando on a daily basis (sitting here, at least 4 planes have gone by and it's been less than 10 minutes). Recently I…

Finding the Root

(This month I'm exploring the topic of letting go. Last week I talked about letting go of the belief that my quiet voice is less valuable than louder voices.) This week I started digging to find the root of what's been holding me back.  When I was younger, around 6 years old, I missed the…

Learning to Let Go

I wrote the above poem a couple years ago and as I was flipping through my "Ideas & Musings" binder earlier this week I discovered it again and found myself in a most peculiar emotional state.  I remember writing the start of this poem ("I know why Alice fell down the rabbit hole - escaping…

Power of You

I'm taking Mel Robbins's 2018 Spring Power of You course. One week in & I already see a change in myself. It's truly phenomenal. Being able to sit with myself & be honest at what's staring back has been tremendous (& a bit scary if I'm 100% honest). And that's why I'm writing this post.…