Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Cheers!

2012 was eventful for sure! My family grew with weddings happening and children being born. I became an uncle. My family shrank with a divorce. I never thought I'd be going into 2013 without Heather Diehl. My world grew with my relocation to South Carolina, a new job, and many great experiences. It's been a year full of ups and downs. I know that everything happens for a reason. I am yet to learn the reason for everything that has happened, but one thing is for sure: these things have made me a stronger man and changed me for the better.

It is easy for me to be down about life, but that wouldn't be doing justice to all the great things that have happened in 2012. I love my life! It's been a wild ride, but I wouldn't change a minute of it. I plan to forge ahead, with a bright horizon ahead. There is no looking back. I look forward to the start of a great career in 2013. I look forward to seeing my little brother get married, and to being his best man. I look forward to starting a new life as a single man. I look forward to the second half of the season of The Walking Dead (we all need our silly distractions). I look forward to exploring my new, beautiful home state of South Carolina. And I look forward to continuing to connect with my people via my blogs and social media.

Social media and blogging have given me a fantastic new outlet and a some amazing new views on life. I appreciate you all so very much: This journey would be so much without you! Here's to 2013! I hope that it brings us all much more joy and happiness than 2012 did. Sometimes life has to knock us off the path that we are on in order to put us on the path that we need to be on. Sometimes this knock is gentle, sometimes it is violent and painful, but we have to rest assured that there is a purpose behind it.

I wish you all the best in 2013!


Monday, December 3, 2012

This Too Shall Pass

"Your problems will seem inconsequential and trivial
when you realize one thing.
We are just a speck of dirt on this golf ball called Earth.
So get stupid and sing!
This too shall pass."

You feel like your problems are overwhelmingly huge? How big do they seem from this view? Sometimes all we need is a little perspective. When you allow yourself to take a step back, you will see that the problems that are plaguing you at the present moment don't even register as a blip on the radar of the world as a whole. This may not give a ton of consolation, but when you look at them in terms of the timeline of your own life, you will see how small they really can be.

When you're old and there isn't much life left for you to live, you will look back on your life. Only the most epic and memorable moments will stand out and all others will be long forgotten. Hopefully, you'll be able to be looking back on many more good memories than bad ones, and chances are you'll even be seeing most of the bad ones through rose-colored glasses. The embarrassing time you had a panic attack at the mall surely won't be one of these major life events passing through your mind.

We all just need a little dose of perspective now and then. It is almost never as bad as it seems. Take a step back and look at the situation. If it's truly not one of those epic life-changers, give yourself permission to take it easy.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Source: via Connie on Pinterest

Just a beautiful pic from Charleston, SC! It looks so peaceful! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day today!