It continually amazes me how travel opens my eyes to the different lives that people lead. Getting out in the world provides valuable lessons. Just had a blast playing in the woods. It's what I love about triathlon - with different types of people to meet and lots more time in nature. Lots more to [...]

The spark.

There was a boy who grew up in England. He had a quite normal life. The only child to two hard-working parents. He didn't do very well in school, and wasn't overly excited about a career path. Then, at the age of 14, within the span of 10 minutes during a school performance, everything changed. [...]

Do you save new things?

I went to grab a return address label. Organizations send them regularly, so I haven't ever purchased customized ones. I have different flowers and animals and Christmas scenes. I like some better than others, but I always go for the sheet that is emptiest because I want to use up the oldest ones before moving [...]


It's true that some people are luckier than others. I had amazing birth luck - to be born in the United States to a good, supportive family. But not everything is luck. Our lives take turns that we cannot anticipate ahead of time. How we react impacts our future. Are you aware of the opportunities [...]

Creating your tribe.

Making friends isn't easy for some of us. I think this is true for more people than we might realize going about our daily lives. It isn't something that people talk much about. What's more - making and keeping friends takes work! Who told you that when you were young? I found it pretty easy [...]