Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

“What do you want to do with your life?” “What are your future plans?” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Those questions and all their relatives have haunted me since day one. The only thing I’ve…

But I’m Being Good

But I’m Being Good

My dog Bentley is really not that well-behaved. He knows what he is and is not supposed to do, but he constantly pushes the limits and does what he wants, even though he knows better. When he really wants something,…

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

For the first three years of my driving life, I drove a really crappy car. I had expected and hoped for a nice, sensible, modest five-years-or-so-old car, but instead I got what I could afford: a ‘92 Grand Prix that…

The Day a Deputy Showed Up Looking for Me

The Day a Deputy Showed Up Looking for Me

Yeah, never thought I’d be writing that headline. I am the biggest rule-follower there is. I floss regularly. I wear my seat belt. I remain seated with my seat belt fastened until the captain has turned off the Fasten Seat…

If I Can Live Through This, I Can Do Anything

If I Can Live Through This, I Can Do Anything

Fall Out Boy released a song a few months back that I completely resonate with. It’s the perfect gym anthem, it’s a great song to wake you up without the use of caffeine, and its simple lyrics are quite possibly…

The Day That I Was Healed

The Day That I Was Healed

Almost three years ago I was shuffling my weak self from appointment to appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, undergoing every test imaginable in a week-long attempt to solve the extreme exhaustion and plethora of accompanying health issues I’d…

20 Things I’d Tell People in Their 20s

20 Things I’d Tell People in Their 20s

I just turned 30. 😳😱👵🏼 It’s almost surreal to me that my 20s have already come to an end. I remember blowing out 20 candles 10 years ago, feeling so uncertain, yet hesitantly hopeful about what the decade would bring….

Why I’m Not Qualified to Do This (And Why I Am)

Why I’m Not Qualified to Do This (And Why I Am)

It’s taken me an awful long time to get to this point. To hit POST when my anxious little heart yells, “Don’t do it! I think it’s a trap!” I’ve known I’m supposed to write for more than a year,…

Mayday

Mayday

May 1st is meaningful to me. I don’t think anyone else really knows its significance – not my closest friends, and probably not even my parents, who were there with me on the balmy Florida day when this journey all…