How to stop waffling in indecision forever

It’s not new news that we’re all searching for happiness. That’s evident and obvious. I’ve been searching for happiness ever since I can remember. I’ve always had a strong drive in to excel in life. I found great satisfaction in this when I was young. As I got older, though, I struggled with finding happiness in school, life, and relationships, … Continue Reading

The Art of Letting Go

Sometimes you just have to let go and stop holding back. Last week I read “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo. It hit me so hard that this week I’m reading it again. I was struck this morning with the idea that sometimes, you just have to let go and stop holding back. So many of us are holding ourselves back … Continue Reading

Life is a lot like a workout

Life is a lot like a work out. Except a lot more serious. I got to the end of one of my workouts this week and realized I could have worked harder. Like, a lot harder. I was barely sweating and my body wasn’t tired. The entire workout I was conscious of the fact that I wasn’t working as hard … Continue Reading

This is why I write

(Preface: Earlier this week I was complaining about how slow my computer was and told my friend I might buy a computer here in Thailand. The next day my computer wouldn’t turn on. Be careful what you put into the Universe. Seriously. I am now stuck blogging on a tiny phone keyboard. Tedious is an understatement.) I had a friend … Continue Reading

The Magical City of Chiang Mai

After a grueling week and a half of pouring over a years worth of content for 11 different classes, learning how to make a year schedule to include all this content and creating lesson plans, meeting all my colleagues and bosses at the school whose names I can’t pronounce, moving and setting up into my new place in Thailand, trying … Continue Reading

Are you Should-ing on yourself?

Yes, should-ing on yourself. You read it right. I do it often. Most of us do it often. That’s why it’s now a verb. I’ll tell you a little story on how it happens. Tomorrow will be a week in Thailand. I’m amazed how calm I’ve been in this whole transition. No heart attacks. No Skype calls to Mom balling … Continue Reading

First Taste of Thailand

So I’ve tried to recount my travels to Thailand multiple times but I admit I just can’t get it out – I’m having a hard time really describing what it feels like to say goodbye to friends and family and get on a 27 hour journey to a foreign land on the opposite side of the globe where you know … Continue Reading

Goin’ to Thailand

I oftentimes find it difficult to describe why I think or do certain things – why I decide to make the choices I do. I’ve come to the conclusion that all I can do is be honest. So here is an honest story to why I have decided that I am signing a contract to go to Thailand to teach … Continue Reading

Why do you do what you do?

The last two weeks have been a marathon. I came home from a month of traveling that ended in an epic business conference for my passion project. I was psyched to come back home and hit the ground running even though I knew I was going to have to move my whole life (AKA pack up my entire apartment) and … Continue Reading

Addicted to Misery

As I reflect upon my month of travel one of the most important realizations and lessons I learned was that I was addicted to misery. The next thing I realized was that I had complete control over that. Let me give you a little background. On the outside I have always been bubbly and happy but somehow I was always … Continue Reading

The Anxiety of Embarrassment

While on my run today I had this little word – embarrassment – creep into my head. As I do with many things, I started to analyze what this meant to me personally and came to the conclusion and a major “aha” moment that embarrassment has been an underlying theme in my life and is the root to much of … Continue Reading