It is difficult being stoic sometimes. I've trained myself to not worry about the things I cannot control. To a certain extent, I succeed. This last week put these feelings to the test. When I mentioned that there would be a John Hansen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar to my wife on Saturday, and that Cody … Continue reading An Unexpected Promotion
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
This week I started a new career. For ten years of my life, I was studying in college to be a professor. Then, I did that for fourteen years. Now, I'm something else entirely. I'm a liability. Although I have a general sense of what I'll be doing (there was a job description, of course), … Continue reading A New Career
As I make my way through the wonderful book A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Dunn, I am humbled by much of the research that is presented. It can be really easy to believe all of the success that I have had in life has come from my hard work and "pulling myself … Continue reading The First Two Years
6:00 AM Without the use of an alarm clock, I get up within 10 minutes of 6 am each morning, take a pill to combat my hypothyroidism, and drink 20 oz. of a morning cocktail consisting of filtered water, fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1/6-1/4 of a lemon (depending on size), and a dash of … Continue reading Owning My Day