Stay Strong
Dec08

Stay Strong

I have been shot down a few times over the last few weeks. Little by little things are crumbling. I spent a lot of time trying to get into a doctorate program to find out it wouldn’t be covered. I have been teaching fitness classes about 10 hours a week, only to find I won’t get to teach in the UK due to contracts. When you feel all the doors have been closed on you, take a deep breath, believe you can do it and look for a...

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Chasing Your Dreams
Dec06

Chasing Your Dreams

When you tell someone you quit your job, they often think that you quit because you didn’t have the courage to keep going. Personally, I think people don’t quit when they want to because of fear. No one wants to think of themselves as a failure that quickly. I quit my job. I was miserable there. I keep kidding myself thinking that I can live a conventional life but the more I try the more discouraged I get with my...

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TED Talks
Jul09

TED Talks

So, whenever I get a stab at the TV remote which is rare around my place  since I live with a guy, I love to turn on TED Talks. Tonight Matt happened to be at basketball so as soon as I got home from my walk I go to Netflix and turn on a TED Talk. Let me explain for those that don’t know, TED Talks are a short exclusive “invite only” talk that they video and put on the web. Now one may think, how boring but hear me...

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Two Men and a Window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.  One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to receive his daily medical treatment.  His bed was next to the room’s only window.  The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.  The men talked for hours on end.  They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, and where they...

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Attitude Check

Since being here in Colombia, I am limited on what I can do since there is a language barrier. I don’t know how people can live in a country and not want to learn the language. I really wish I was here longer to learn the language so that I can do more easier. I can’t do everything I want to do, like talk the ear off everyone I meet, so today I noticed I am in a bit of a funk with my attitude. One thing I noticed makes a...

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