Minimalism – Not a new trend, but a lifestyle change

I was introduced to the concept of minimalism by watching the fantastic documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix by Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Millburn. If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch it, I highly recommend you do. Take a moment and look around you. Within 10 feet of you in…

Weight Loss – Struggles and Lifestyle Changes

The first adventure I’m wanting to document (as it will be an ongoing process) is the weight loss journey that my wife and I are currently on. Now, I know a lot of people deal with this on a daily basis, and this may seem redundant to some, but I want to share our experiences….

“Collect Moments, Not Things”

I’m not going to do the normal spiel about how long it’s been since the last post, I’ll get better about it, blah blah blah. Life has been busy lately. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write. The older I’m getting, the more I am beginning to prioritize my life for…

Let’s Talk About Something Serious

I know I’ve been away for a long while, and this time it’s been for good reason. Life has been a mess lately. The world is not crumbling around me, but I am falling apart while the world keeps moving. Or I was. Or, I don’t even know which word to use. Anymore it seems…

Guide to Living a Less Stressful Life

Life is tough. Being an adult is difficult, and being a responsible adult is even harder. At times. It’s enough to make you long for the days of innocence and carefree worries – the life of a child. Or a cat. The anxiety has been getting the better of me lately to the point where…

Becoming a Spartan!

So apparently I’m a liar and I’m terrible at the updates. Once a week? I’m trying, life has just been very busy. But onward and upward. I want to do a quick recap of one of the most challenging things I’ve ever endured, and one of my, personally, most proud moments – the completion of…

We’re Back! Looking Ahead (TRAVEL!)

It has officially been over a month since my last post. Considering this blog was supposed to be updated weekly, that’s no good! The reason for the absence was simply the holidays. The fall semester was over “all A’s, phew”, the kids were on their winter break, and work has been insanely busy. So I’m…

Growing Our Faith

This post is all about religion. I will not apologize for it, I will not be ashamed of talking about it. If you do not wish to read it then don’t, but you will be missing out. It’s been a little over a month now since we, as a family, decided there was a void…

A Look Into My Other Life… Photography!

So as promised this week’s blog will take a brief look into what I like to call my other life. Photography was is a passion of mine. I basically started about 8 years ago when a lot of people lied to me and told me I was good. In reality, looking back, I was terrible….

Family Life

I’ve strayed a little bit from the original intentions of this blog. I’m going to get back on track a bit this week and talk about our family life over the last two months. Bud has officially started preschool as of last week and he took to it right away. Day 1 – lots of…

Some Self Reflection…

It’s going on two weeks now since I had my big “aha” moment and oh, what a difference it has made. Without the judgement, criticism and guilt clouding my heart and head, I am now at a point where I can begin to talk to myself and get to the bottom of my issues that…

Forgiveness and letting go…

So before I even begin, let me start by getting the obvious out of the way. I am a huge hypocrite. I can hold grudges until the end of days.I will remember the time you screwed up. I will throw it back in your face years and years down the road. But it’s time to…