Over the past 12 months, I learned a heck of a lot. So for each of those twelve months, here are 12 lessons I learned. If you don’t want to ask the question, then definitely need to ask Lights and signs alone won’t protect you on the road: that’s your job Refuse to make it… Continue reading 12 Lessons
A biting wind blew as we gathered around the pump panel. Knobs and handles grab my attention. I shove my hands deeper into my pockets and do my best to shift my focus to the officer speaking, listening closely as he explains the basics of pumping, the important job of moving water from the engine… Continue reading Your Feelings are Lying to You
Hey, I’m lucky to have had that conversation when we did. When we discussed our dreams and our goals as our eyes burned with quiet passion. The lights were dim and the counters were dirty, but we didn’t mind. I’m grateful that I could hear your struggles, and that my own failures came to light… Continue reading These Nights
Before you give up, remember why you started? No. Remember why you held on for so long.’
‘A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.’
I put us en-route and settle back. Watching my every move from the passenger seat is my younger brother. His wide eyes mirror my own. I can feel his excitement, suppressed just beneath the surface, and it makes me smile.
True effort requires the best of us. Most of the time, I can put forth effort with a spring in my step. Sometimes, I can put forth effort with a smile. Then there are days I put forth the effort and simply do my best to keep my mouth shut. Because the words I want… Continue reading The Days We Remember
I am so glad I didn’t know then, what I know now!
Progress, for me, looked like a million small moments of decision making. Moving forward meant looking back, seeing my mistakes, and purposefully taking a different direction.
People tell you many things about growing up. Sometimes they’re helpful, more often they’re not. Here’s 19 lessons I wish I would’ve learned, before my 19th birthday. ENOUGH. I am enough. As powerful as those 3 words are, they didn’t mean a thing until I experienced them for myself. I wish I could tell 13… Continue reading Before 19