fighting the good fight | 10.20.17

One thing that I’ve heard a lot over the years is how I – and others – are “battling” depression, “beating” depression. I guess that’s true. As hard as it gets sometimes, I’m going to keep fighting it and keep moving forward. If nothing else, it’s all I’ve done these past few years. I don’t…

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by the numbers | 10.12.17

5,100 miles, 100+ hours driving 17 days 11 states 3 National Parks 10 nights Walmart car camping 80+ tortillas, 2 jars of peanut butter and 20+ energy drinks A handful of new friends made 5 bagels, 7 muffins and 4 bananas taken from a Hampton Inn Countless new experiences, lessons learned and adventures had I’ve…

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expectations | 10.08.17

“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”  – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings While on this trip back to Maryland, I’ve really come to realize how much of a hindrance expectations can be to an experience. Regardless of if it’s a positive or negative expectation,…

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Attaining Ataraxia


\ˌat-ə-ˈrak-sē-ə\       noun

An untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul. (Greek author, Sextus Empiricus)

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