I learned a lot about myself while we were in Oak Island, North Carolina. The ocean was amazing. So much power and yet so peaceful. Watching the waves roll in and crash on the beach is extremely relaxing to watch and listen to. I enjoyed hanging out with my wife talking and laughing together. BenContinue reading “Take It All In: Part 2 (The Mountains)”
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A Message To Myself: Take It All In…It Is OK (Part 1- The Ocean)
I grew up in a family who liked to travel. My parents both are/were teachers (retired now and well deserved) which meant their summers were open and we were not going to waste it. We weren’t the family you’d find staying in a hotel and taking over the hotel pool. Nope, we were a campingContinue reading “A Message To Myself: Take It All In…It Is OK (Part 1- The Ocean)”
I’m Excited…I’m Apprehensive…Wait, What?
There is a song by The Doors called “Not To Touch The Earth”. I would say it is not one of their most well known tunes as it came out with the awesome Celebration Of The Lizard which is a set of poems and songs which all string together to form the Celebration Of TheContinue reading “I’m Excited…I’m Apprehensive…Wait, What?”
What Is Your Super Power?
I grew up a Superman fan. I am “grown” up now and still am a Superman fan. I was never really into the comic books, but when Christopher Reeve donned the red and blue with the “S” on the chest, I was hooked. I had a cape I would wear and run around the houseContinue reading “What Is Your Super Power?”
Maintaining Is Easier Than Starting Over
Running. The ultimate love hate relationship, especially for yours truly. I have been an on-again off-again runner for quite a few years now. During my heyday, maybe around 12 years ago or so, I got really into running. Never thought of myself as a runner per say, but after I started doing it I foundContinue reading “Maintaining Is Easier Than Starting Over”
What Am I Searching For?
Looney Tunes. Hands down my favorite cartoons ever. Without question. The antics never get old to me and it takes me back to a place where I felt good. This old place is based in my childhood, watching Saturday morning cartoons. No matter what other cartoons were on before, I was really there for whenContinue reading “What Am I Searching For?”
Take Time For Yourself
Recently, I have been feeling pretty good. I feel like life is beginning to flip. This flip is a good thing. I am having way more of the good days versus the bad days lately. It is starting to get more comfortable, stringing together good days, but it does still feel weird. I will takeContinue reading “Take Time For Yourself”
Stick With Me On This…Is There Such A Thing As “Too Good”?
So, you’ve read the title and now you are wondering what this guy is up to. Maybe he has flipped his lid. The whole goal of all of this is to take our bad situation and make it a good situation. We start at one point and we work on building up from there. WeContinue reading “Stick With Me On This…Is There Such A Thing As “Too Good”?”
The Storm, Find The Calm Within The Storm
I enjoy painting. I enjoy taking a blank canvas and making it not blank anymore, wild idea I know! Pour some acrylic paint onto a paper plate (I’m super sophisticated), dip my paint brush into the paint, and begin to create whatever I see in my head. Beautiful thing about painting, especially with acrylic, isContinue reading “The Storm, Find The Calm Within The Storm”
I Can’t Always See It, But Keep Smiling
I’ve been a nurse now for over 20 years. About 22 years to be exact. I haven’t worked as a nurse for the last 10 years, but I am still a nurse. This is a title I am very proud of. It took a lot of hard work to get to be one and myContinue reading “I Can’t Always See It, But Keep Smiling”