I remember watching her perform in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Elisa and I watched the Olympics pretty closely that year as there were so many athletes that had such high expectations. However, on the American front, there were probably no two athletes who were being watched more closely than Johnson and Michael Phelps.
Okay. I will preface this post with a description of my job for those of you who do not know much about what I do. For the past 6+ years, my wife Elisa and I have worked in a group home setting taking care of teenage boys. It is similar to foster care except we … More An empty house is a quiet house
I feel like I am constantly reading. I used to spend more time in actual books but I think college burned me out on them. I remember taking books to work with me and reading over my lunch breaks. I always had a couple in my backpack just in case I needed something to do. … More Knowledge is Power
Hey everyone. Real quickly, I have nothing to say here. I just need your opinions and I thought I could get them through this real nifty poll that I have embeded below. Here’s the deal. Most blogs, at least the succesful ones, kind of have an idea about where they are going. You can look … More Your opinion is needed….
Back in April, I posted some content titled, “What are you afraid of?“. My purpose there was to unpack the idea that, deep down, everyone has something that brings them fear. For many, those fears are based in experiences or at least in stories that they have heard from others that trigger the fear. Some … More Overcoming my fears
50 Posts…. I sat down today to post on financial opportunities unaware that I was at this milestone. When I started this blog earlier this year, I was not sure if I even had enough to say to make it to 25 posts, yet here I am. For you, the reader, I hope that this … More 50 Posts
Who doesn’t right? If you have bills to pay, extra cash comes in handy. Even if you don’t have bills to pay, extra cash can be applied to investment or to a savings account. The problem comes when you do not know where to find this cash. Thanks to the wonderful people over at The … More Need Extra Cash???
I cannot think of many things that an adult has to do that is less exciting than making a trip to the DMV. Yet, that is exactly where I found myself today. I have lived in Virginia for three months now and to this point, I have still been driving on my Illinois license. Now, … More Make lemonade
Hey. Yesterday, I wrote about an article that I stumbled across on lifehacker.com and how it encouraged me to make a strong move career-wise by going back to school. I wanted to build on that today by looking at another article that I have discovered at thesimpledollar.com that deals with marketable skills for the workplace. … More Improve your chances
On Monday, I came across this article on Lifehacker.com about the appropriate response to being turned down for a job. Little did I know just how influential this article would be to me when I read it. On Tuesday, I had a conversation with my boss about a job that was available at my place … More Find an area to improve