"There has got to be more to life than the 9-5." This is the thought that started it all. Without it, this site wouldn't exist. I didn't know what I'd get out of starting a blog, I just knew I wanted to write. I hoped it would teach me a thing or two about myself, and what makes me happy. I hoped my writing would inspire others who were asking themselves the same questions I am. It's been three months and 25 posts up to now, and as it turns out, it's done both of those and more. In the short time this site's been live, I've has some personal wins, fallen flat on my face a few times, and learned some hard lessons along the way. Some of them were expected, while others... I just never saw coming. I'm thinkin' maybe I should share those with you so that you stand a fighting chance of dealing with them better than I did at first. [...]
The other day, I was talking with someone about taking some time to do some reflecting. You know, the kind where you sit there and just think, without regard to anything else going on. I think it’s important to do that every once in a while, but apparently the person I was speaking to thought differently. [...]
Recently I’ve been the target of identity theft in a few different instances, and across multiple mediums. It’s irritating, but it’s nothing compared to the feeling of helplessness you get when someone actually gets away with it. It’s hard to focus on your happiness when you’re thinking about what some fraudster is doing with your personal information. That’s why I wanted to reiterate some good information on how to avoid identity theft. [...]