Grit

The book Grit, written by Angela Duckworth, had been high on my reading list for quite a while but it never seemed to make it to the top. When my daughter entered kindergarten last year her school motto was “Let’s Get Gritty” which I was excited about and now I knew I really needed to … Continue reading Grit

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Inspired By Nick

The Nick I’m inspired by in Nick Santonastasso. Some of you may have heard of him, some of you may know a bunch about, even so keep reading especially if you live in or near Bellingham, WA. A quick background on Nick. Nick was born without legs, only one arm, and on that one arm … Continue reading Inspired By Nick

Repacking My Bag

A friend of mine recommended that I read the book Repacking Your Bags by Richard Leider and I’m glad I took his advice. While reading the book I instantly knew I would be doing a blog post about it. The book is about simplifying your life and uses a backpack as the metaphor that if … Continue reading Repacking My Bag

Ride It Don’t Fight It

I’m currently sitting at Alta Lake, in Eastern Washington, watching the waves as my neighbors for the night get ready for bed. We are on a family camping trip and today my daughter and I were out on our paddle board. It wasn’t the calmest day on the lake and the ski boats were adding … Continue reading Ride It Don’t Fight It

Turn an L into a W

It is inevitable in life that you will end up in with some losses along the way and how you respond to those loses will determine how you progress in life. It is easy to see a loss as a defeat and a reason to give up. A loss is an easy out when something … Continue reading Turn an L into a W

Free Solo (Warning Spoiler Alert)

Free Solo, about the free climber Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan in Yosemite, just won an Oscar tonight for best documentary. I’m not overly into the Academy Awards because I usually haven’t seen the movies but this one, I didn’t want to be out of the loop on. I have been interested in what Honnold … Continue reading Free Solo (Warning Spoiler Alert)

Being Super

Well, we have another year and once again the Patriots are back in the Super Bowl. It is a hard pill for me to swallow. As the Patriots have been on their unprecedented run, I watched them beat the Seahawks in heartbreaking fashion. Then as a life long Chiefs fan I watched them knock my … Continue reading Being Super