A New Normal

There's a storm outside. I'm listening to the 'Lush and Atmospheric' playlist on Spotify. There is a glass of Malbec next to me. Those sentences are true tonight as I write this blog post and they will have been true tomorrow when you read them. Much like life, the present, past, and future are all…

The Only Constant – Change

Change is constant. It moves behind the scenes of our lives; it's a silent partner you forget is there. We can become used to the way things are that we forget it wasn't always that way or it won't always be that way. Sometimes, however, change slaps you in the face.Well, not quite a slap…

Creating a Theme for 2019

I've been on vacation for the past two weeks visiting family back home in Louisiana. But now I'm back in Orlando, back to normal life. There's just one problem: I don't want to go back to normal. It's a new week, a new month, and a new year which makes it the perfect time to…

The Obstacle is the Way

(Sometimes a book will come along that changes the way you see things. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday is one of those books. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do.) We color our world with the thoughts, beliefs, and stories we tell ourselves.…

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…

Advice on Changing Your Life

I felt the frustration creep in. It tends to do that when the reality of my situation slaps me in the face. I see where I want to be and it's not where I am. The thoughts of "why me" or "God, it was stupid of me to do that" and "I could be further…