Is Contentment Measurable? Or does the act of attempting to measure it mean you are in fact, not content? In part one, I reflected on a year that felt a bit meh, despite all the evidence otherwise. On how “more” wasn’t simply the answer, even if I expected it to be. I was able to…Read more
Less Treadmill, More Trails – 2022 Annual Review Part 1
About my annual review: For the last 10 or so years, I’ve tried to look back at the year before and see how it stacks up, while also setting goals for the year to come. I find the exercise invaluable as a mechanism to be inspired to do more cool stuff. The categories Life, Fitness, Business & Travel work best for me.Read more
This is America.
We have flags for Ukraine, and Blue Lives Matter, and A Hero lives Here. Little kids still get killed at school. We put out signs signs that say Hate has No Home Here and Let’s go Brandon. Little kids still get killed at school. We have gun-lovers who put stickers on their trucks to tell…Read more
But Me, I’m Tired.
When I write, I often defer to writing about my own baggage through a lens of positivity. Things are hard, but I am lucky. Life is tough, but I have so many advantages. Challenges are real, but others have it worse. This is not that. Rather than letting my optimism get the best of me,…Read more
Annual Review Part 2- Or the Dangers of Too Much “Self-Care”
As I outlined in part 1, while on-the-surface 2021 was successful, it had a tinge of malaise woven throughout. Naturally that leads me to focus my energy on breaking through that feeling of languishing as Adam Grant defines it. Looking back with some perspective, external factors lead me to be more lax about my own…Read more
Annual Review Part 1: 2021
Each year, I try to take a moment to reflect on the year before and set forth with intention about the year to come. This year, I have to be honest that after 10+ years in a row, I never actually published the second part outlining what I was hoping for in 2021. That in…Read more
Annual Review Part 1: The Terrorist That Was 2020. Also, Luck.
Part 1: The Terrorist That Was 2020. Also, Luck. On January 1st 2020 at 7am or so 2 year old daughter, Lida had a very serious seizure. She has has had a few every year, but this was the worst we’d dealt with. As in – emergency meds not working, fire trucks and ambulances all…Read more
Unverifiable Annual Review: Looking to 2020
As I noted in part 1: 2019 was a real doozy. As I sat down to think about what I wanted to be different about 2020, I was drawn to a post by a favorite on a depth year. His post which is now a couple of years advocates for deeper focus, rather than wider. Re-read…Read more
Unverifiable Annual Review: Looking Back at 2019
Each year for the past 9 years, I’ve taken a couple of days to review my year gone by and plan out my goals for the year to come. The exercise is incredibly focusing. It causes me to channel my energy more intentionally. It makes me take action. 2019 was bananas. Simultaneously amazing and overwhelming….Read more