A few weeks ago I found myself sitting in a small cafe somewhere in northern France eating a burger of all things! Not exactly the finest French cuisine that normally comes to mind when you think of France. However I don’t fashion myself a connoisseur of fine French food, considering the moment I arrived in … More Missing Me?
Some say that change usually requires a catalyst, something so powerful that it forces us to take action. The catalyst for each one of us may be different but the actions we take are undeniable. I think that catalysts come in various shapes and sizes, positive and negative. However whatever the catalyst our reaction to … More And Yes, It Is Sparktacular…..
While Patrick is away in Spain, I find myself with that all to familiar feeling of wanderlust. So what does one do when they are overwhelmed by the feeling to explore? Well if you’re me and you have in your possession a weekend free train card, you head to the nearest station, hop on and … More The Mannequin in the Window
Everyday without fail ….. one of my five senses encounters the world in such a way that something stirs deep inside my soul. Everyday without fail ….. those encounters have impacted my life and altered its course, whether I knew it or not. Everyday without fail ….. I find myself scrambling to locate my phone … More Everyday Without Fail …..
Most of my life has felt like a race with no clearly defined finish line. Running full speed ahead trying to achieve success, no matter what the cost. The issue however was my definition of success. I defined and measured my success based on three criteria …. fame, fortune and power. I never really had … More Learning to Stand Still
One afternoon driving through Rotterdam I noticed an advertisement for a Maritime Offshore Career Event. I wasn’t exactly sure what a Maritime Offshore Career Event was, but I knew what the words ‘Career Event’ meant. Since I needed a career, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I registered. I had been to career … More Hi Ho Hi Ho, It’s Off To ……
I’m riding in the train, staring out the window traveling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Right now my life feels full, filled with clarity. I wish that was true, but it’s not. My life feels instead like a jigsaw puzzle. I’m staring at a bunch of puzzle pieces spread out before me, not quite sure how … More Feeling Content When Nothing Is Clear
I sat down many times in an attempt to write this blog, but words just kept escaping me. The curser would just keep flashing on my blank screen trying to signal my brain to write something ….. anything ….. but nothing was happening. In fact as I sit here the words aren’t coming easily. I … More Experience Never Gets Old.
I grip the bar with both hands swinging in mid-air trying to gain the courage to let go. Slowly I loosen the grip of one hand ….. I’ve never done this before, I’m nervous, so I tighten my grip again. I want to let go and experience what it’s like to fly, but I’m too … More My Life As A Proverbial Flying Trapeze Artist
Yesterday I woke up to find my social media flooded with prayers for Belgium. I wanted to react, to say something impactful, but instead I just sat there, staring at a blank screen with a sense of nothingness. For the longest time I honestly couldn’t even begin to put into words what I was feeling, … More One Name Can Overcome One Word