Not long ago, Ryan and I discussed how some of our recent conversations had taken on an unnecessarily negative tone. Ryan, in particular, has always been a passionate advocate for taking a positive outlook on life, and so this was a strange place to find ourselves in. It wasn’t that either of us had intentionally been steering our conversations in a downbeat direction, but somehow, it seemed we had wandered off the more positive path without realizing it.
It doesn’t take much for me to become completely unraveled by fear. As you know, I have been fighting hard against this instinct for the past two and a half months throughout the course of my Braver Than Before journey. Fear is my greatest battle in life, and I have been struggling with irrational fear … Continue reading Miserable Dread, Blissful Ignorance, or Graceful Optimism?
Today is the day of my big event, and the question at this point is always “am I ready?” In some ways the answer is always no. There is always something more I could have done. There is always a carnival game I could have tweaked to make better, something more visually appealing I could … Continue reading ‘Break A Leg!’
Yesterday was a gorgeous day. When I left work shortly after 5:00 p.m., the sun was still shining and it truly felt like spring. It was one of those days that just called me outdoors. In fact, when I arrived at home, I didn’t even go into the house. I parked the van in the … Continue reading Sunset Revelations: When Obsession Meets Optimism