Stop waiting for the next best thing and live your moments now

That "next thing" will be here before you know it It was one week until I would hear back. I'd hear the news and either celebrate or pursue another path. My mind filled with visions of how I would react to the news I wanted to hear, and pushed back the thoughts of how I … Continue reading Stop waiting for the next best thing and live your moments now

Stop persuading yourself that it’s okay to do something you WANT to do that isn’t totally selfless

Sometimes it's just about making yourself happy. I recently published an article about going into debt for travel. The basic premise was that while travel comes at a cost, the value of the learning far greater outweighs the monetary sacrifice - money that could be spent on important things, like your kids or mortgage for … Continue reading Stop persuading yourself that it’s okay to do something you WANT to do that isn’t totally selfless

Finding work to love then forgetting your dreams – de-passioned

I talk a lot about pursuing your passion - finding out what you really want, and then going for it. Of course, that is much easier said than done. Oftentimes, we associate finding our passion with doing what we love for work. However, that is not always going to be the case. Passions come in … Continue reading Finding work to love then forgetting your dreams – de-passioned

The one thing you should go into debt for… and no, it’s not your child’s education

The Best Piece of Advice I've Ever Gotten In a characteristically depressing conversation on bills, mortgages, car payments - aka, DEBT, a friend made a shocking remark. "Travel is the one thing worth going into debt for." I mean, taken for what it's worth, travel is a great thing. But, basically, he was saying debt … Continue reading The one thing you should go into debt for… and no, it’s not your child’s education

Following to Win and Failing Anyway

This is the perfect illustration of the disillusionment of the societally defined path to success. Granted, this lesson comes in the form of a high school-to-college transition story, but it sticks nonetheless. Flash back to my cozy room, fingers furiously typing my college application essays. White laptop, purple keyboard cover, maple colored desk, folders everywhere, … Continue reading Following to Win and Failing Anyway