One year ago today I did a crazy thing. I said goodbye to a great job. I closed a chapter of my career and started a new story. Here's my last day photo from Aug. 3, 2018. New can seem so shiny and exciting, at least at first. But then there’s that element of the unknown, which can be scary. I don’t know how this new story will unfold, or even what the next paragraph holds. I’m … [Read more...] about How to Live in the Present
This spring, I got wrecked by a wave. At Melbourne Beach with my mom and nephew, I was wading near the shore, worried about cold, salty splashes (standard for the Atlantic in April). Meanwhile, my 6-year-old nephew convinced my mom and me to hold his hands and hoist him over the waves. With each wave scaled, he erupted in shrieks and giggles -- sheer delight. During one of his … [Read more...] about For When the Waves Come
Have you ever taken a break from Facebook … Instagram … social media in general? Maybe you couldn’t bear one more baby announcement. You were sick of seeing selfies of sunbathers at the beach. You lost it when you saw that last shot of someone’s six-pack abs. Maybe you have wanted to straight up quit but you can’t. stop. scrolling. Because it’s an addictive and easy escape from your own reality, … [Read more...] about Tempted to quit social media? Try this instead.
I’m writing about one of my biggest regrets and three lessons I’ve learned looking back. At the end, you'll also find a free book guide just for you. About this time 13 years ago, I quit my dream job, a decision that would later become one of my biggest regrets. I didn’t understand the consequences at the time, of course. Call it immaturity. Call it stupidity. Call it fear. I had no idea this … [Read more...] about Reframing Regret: 3 Life Lessons