Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, while taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to be true in my own life. Enduring the varying quality of life levels during these journeysContinue reading “Seventy-Nine”

Fifty-Six

56 Time. It goes. Very. Very. Fast… There’s so much to do. And so much coming at us, seemingly all the time. Rarely do I feel “caught up”… know what I mean? And never feeling caught up or complete(ish) can be soul-crushing. I know, I’ve been there (and sometimes still am)… So what’s important? TrulyContinue reading “Fifty-Six”

Thirty-Five

35 Bitching. Moaning. Whining. Complaining. It’s all some people seem to do. It’s their identity and their attention-seeking mechanism. They’re quick to point out what sucks, what doesn’t work, why it’s never worked, and who’s to blame. They’re easy to spot because their language is laced with self-pity. They’re seemingly incapable of NOT living inContinue reading “Thirty-Five”

Five

5 Do things happen for a reason, or do reasons make things happen? Read it again. It’s not word play. It’s the difference between fatalism (i.e. powerlessness) and determinism (i.e. cause & effect). In psychology, it’s referred to as locus of control (and is divided into external vs. internal LOC). Those who operate with aContinue reading “Five”

Taking Sides

It’s refreshing to hear from people who are more positive than negative. Who are more “can do” than “cannot” focused. Who are more solution-seeking rather than problem-perpetuating. It’s encouraging to see those who are more upbeat rather than downtrodden. Those who embrace learning and growing more than stagnating and complaining. Those who step-up and stepContinue reading “Taking Sides”