It is that time of year. The ball dropped, it’s a new year, Christmas decorations begin to come down, winter really comes in hard and, for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder or depression, life gets incredibly difficult.
As a young man, I used to think I was Superman. I was indestructible. Cold, hard and able to handle anything on my own.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Too much sanity may be madness, but the greatest madness of all is to see the world as it is…not as it should be.”
I’ve been selfish this week.
This past Friday, I had a wonderful opportunity presented to me. One which I felt I would have been insane to pass up and, therefore, I jumped at the chance.
Recently, I had the great pleasure of stumbling upon someone named Jamie Catto. I came across his blog and then, soon after I did, one of his posts went viral.
A brief, but important post today. Here we go again…or, to be completely correct, here I go again. For years, I have wanted to quit smoking. It’s a disgusting habit and we all know what it does to your body. I have had quit attempt after quit attempt end abruptly each time, no matter how…
Last Friday was my birthday and I was feeling pretty down. Plans were broken, Minnesota was rocked with severe thunderstorms and, other than dinner with my family, I did absolutely nothing. On top of my sadness due to all of those things, I was also facing a weekend without my kids.
“We know life comes in stages We crash and burn, but that’s how we learn If so these scars will make us Better by the day.” -Dave Barnes “White Flag”
Cell phones have become such an integral part of our society. Everyone has one and, of course, we use them for much more than actually calling someone and chatting. We use them to check and update social media sites, we text each other constantly and we use them as alarm clocks among many, many other…
Ok, so I haven’t been around for a long, long time. This space I created for myself has gone unused for months and I’ve missed it. Life has thrown me a few curveballs since I last posted, but I’m here, I’m alive, I’m stronger and I continue to move forward with positivity in my heart.…
I find myself inspired to write today after stumbling upon an editorial in the Star Tribune. The title of the piece, “Why same-sex marriage affects my marriage,” certainly is an attention-grabber and I took the bait and read the opinion of Riley Balling, who is listed as an attorney from Prior Lake.
We have all been there. You know, those days when the stresses of the everyday world add up and you begin to, well, hate everything and everyone you see. Maybe it is due to things you can control, such as people treating you unfairly, or you have done things—intentionally or not—to hurt those you love.
Tomorrow will mark three weeks since I made my announcement and began this blog. Obviously, I plan to post more than one post per week usually, but as I began this transition in my life, I really needed time to process my next steps.