"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. [...]