Sometimes the value we find in something is determined by how hard we worked to get it. Not always, but sometimes. That is why I believe second chances are so much more valuable than the first. I have fought like hell for the second chances I have received in life. Imagine pouring your heart and soul into something but falling short and looking up to see you have been provided another shot at … Continue reading Second chances are more valuable
A few days ago, I heard someone say "I treat people accordingly". The context was that you should treat people according to how they treat you. If people treat you with respect, you respect them. If they are selfish, you return the favor and act selfishly. If they cheat, you cheat. An eye for an eye of sorts. I understand this theory because I've tried living it myself for quite some time. There is no … Continue reading The difference between you and them
In the military, one of the most prominent phrases I heard and used was "embrace the suck". It was our way of laughing off all of the shitty circumstances we found ourselves in. As a soldier, there is no benefit of complaining because it wouldn't change anything. We all knew certain aspects of what we did, or where we were, sucked, but there was nothing left to do but embrace it. Honestly, embracing the … Continue reading Embrace the Suck
Some people think I'm crazy because I welcome critics into my life with open arms! Why? Because they give me fuel that I couldn't find anywhere else. All I need is to hear someone tell me once that I can't do something and it lights a fire under my ass like I couldn't explain. Tell me I'm not good enough and watch what happens. Just tell me once that something I'm pursuing is out of … Continue reading Welcome the Critics!
I spent the better portion of my teenage years like so many others trying to fit in with the crowd. I chased the newest trends and as they changed, so did I. I wanted approval from my peers and I wanted to be right in the middle of the crowd. Now I want the exact opposite. What changed? I realized the value in being unique. I realized that I don't want to fit in. I … Continue reading I don’t want to fit in.