Everything Can Change In Just One Year

Have you ever thought about how much can change in just one year? It’s truly amazing to me, when I stop and think about it. You can have a baby, lose a loved one, write a book, train for a marathon, lose 20 pounds, gain 20 pounds, get married, get divorced, move to a new […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Chase Your Dream

I don’t know what it is you dream of doing — quitting your full-time job, serving overseas, starting your own business, working for a particular non-profit, having a family, getting married, or something else entirely. Dreams vary from person to person, but as I’ve talked to hundreds of people about their live and their dreams, […]

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Should I Quit My 9 to 5 Job?

It’s no secret that, three years ago, I quit my regular, full-time, 9-5 job to chase my dream of becoming a writer. I was feeling restless and chaotic at the time, a little trapped and bored, and wondered if there was something better “out there”. Besides, I had wanted to be a writer my whole […]

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One Reason You Feel Discouraged or Depressed

For me, discouragement comes in seasons. I’ll be doing great for awhile, waking up every morning excited to do what I do, feeling energized and alive. Then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere (or so it seems) a cloud of discouragement seeps in. Suddenly, I’m dragging myself out of bed. Everything feels harder than […]

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Everybody Has to Quit Something

All of us are chasing something. The problem is, most of us just don’t know what it is. This was me for the first twenty-five years of my life, working hard, following the “rules” of adult life I thought I was supposed to follow — go to school, get a job, buy a house, get […]

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Something Has to Change

Photo Credit: Keoni Cabral , Creative Commons We spend a lot of time and energy hoping tomorrow will be better. We hope our marriages will be better, our finances will be better, our health with be better, our friendships will grow deeper, our family relationships will include less drama, and our careers will become more […]

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Finding Gratitude Beyond My Circumstances

I’ve not always been very good at being thankful. In fact, for many years of my life, I felt like I’d been dealt the short end of the stick in life, that my circumstances were more difficult than everyone else’s. How was I supposed to be thankful when all my friends had more money, more […]

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