The Imposter Syndrome

The Imposter Syndrome

I have been thinking recently about the Imposter Syndrome. You know, the fear I sometimes feel that I will be found out. That it will be revealed that I don’t have what it takes. That people will discover that I’m a fraud. A poser...

Shame and Shoplifting

Shame and Shoplifting

A while ago, I stopped by CVS after playing ultimate frisbee at school to pick up some mouthwash and some toiletries. It was just time to run some errands, no big deal. But as I was walking through the aisles by the pharmacy, I saw this guy...

What I’ve Learned in Six Months of Marriage

What I’ve Learned in Six Months of...

I am six months in. To marriage. To being a husband, and having a wife. And it’s actually going great. You know me by now, I always want to be completely candid so that in my vulnerability you can find value. And so really, it’s been solid...

Punk Rock and My Identity

Punk Rock and My Identity

I have been thinking a lot about identity this week, probably I went to a concert this Tuesday. I finally got to see New Found Glory live, one of my all-time favorite bands and one that I’ve listened to for the last 16 years. They are a pop...

How to Find your Calling

How to Find your Calling

In my last blog entry, I asked “What is your Calling?” and covered a number of related issues. I first discussed that a ‘calling’ is the secret of who you are meant to be, instead of something that you simply do (for a living...

What is your Calling?

What is your Calling?

I’ve been thinking a lot these days about contentment, and specifically how it relates to my calling. When I use the term “calling” I mean the secret of who you are meant to ‘be,’ and I am not referring to one’s “vocation,”...

Ultimate Frisbee and Going for the Glory

Ultimate Frisbee and Going for the Glory

I love ultimate Frisbee. So much. If I could play every day of the week, I would. I just find it so fulfilling and fun because it’s competitive, exciting, and a workout – and it requires digging deep and pushing oneself to run and jump...

We’re all going to die soon

We’re all going to die soon

None of us like to think about our impending mortality. But I think about it all the time. And for me, it’s a good thing. It helps me. It serves as my decision filter on a daily basis. And so I thought it would be worth exploring the value of...

My Goals Poster for 2015

My Goals Poster for 2015

If you’ve known me for a while, you know that each year I try to put together a collage of sorts with images from the Web – which I call my Goals Poster.  It’s just a visual depiction of the major things I want to do in my...