A Fire Burning In Your Eyes

SPOILER ALERT!!

After watching Daenerys Stormborn burn the Khals alive in last night’s Game of Thrones episode (Book of the Stranger), my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds were filled with praise for Khaleesi. Women wrote about her strength while most of the guys’ posts could be summed up with “wife goals.” I saw it a few times and thought I’d offer this piece of advice. Continue reading A Fire Burning In Your Eyes

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Eric v. Peppa Pig

In the last four months my father died and the relationship I was in ended. I was left a broken man and had only enough strength to beg God for answers. Slowly I began to pick myself up and dust myself off.  The kicker of it all was that I became broken without my knowledge. Life was so hectic after my father’s passing that I couldn’t sit down and process it all. Now that my days are settling down again, I’m beginning to notice the holes left in my life. I miss my dad everyday I can’t speak to him. But I miss something else. Something other than the relationship.  Continue reading Eric v. Peppa Pig

10 Thousand Hours

If you want to make something of your life, a minimum of 10 thousand hours is required (thank you Malcolm Gladwell). And when that’s done, bash this saying into everyone else’s head.

What happens when the creative person can’t afford to spend those thousands of hours working on what they’d really love to be doing? You whack them over the head with “nothing worth having is ever easy” then watch as hope leaves their eyes.

Another cliche you hear is how cliches are cliche for a reason. No matter how much I hate that saying, I know it’s true.

Like a lot of people, I have a personal dream I’d like to fulfill. Yeah, it’s a ‘step down’ from where I thought I’d be when I was a kid, but I’ve lived a bit and realized that this life can make it hard for us to be happy. Part of growing up is finding out what that is and sticking with it as much as possible. It’s there that we should put our efforts. And if we can accomplish our dreams, maybe we’d be willing to help others not just reach their dreams but all mankind’s. It would be amazing if we could use the forward motion of willingness to sling shot others towards fulfilling their dreams, thus creating a momentum of success.
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