This past weekend I was in Portland, OR for The West Coast Planners Candy Shop, which is, you guessed it, a planner convention. I had an amazing time and met so many wonderful people I cannot even put the weekend into words. Just trust me when I say, it was worth every penny spent! I... Continue Reading →
Right off the bat, most folks associate the number 13 with bad luck but for me, it’s always been my lucky number. I was born on the 13th and the number 13 has always made me happy. It’s not even really a numbers thing, I have always been a much bigger fan of the number... Continue Reading →
This past weekend I was in Atlanta, GA for DragonCon 2019. I have been going to DragonCon for about 14 years now. I started going because of my friend Johnny, I met in high school, who introduced me to the world of science fiction conventions and henceforth, changed my life. Each year a group of... Continue Reading →
As most of you who follow my blog know, I am an avid data tracker. So NOT counting days is a very foreign concept to me overall. However, when I heard this quote from Mohammad Ali yesterday, it stuck with me. So much so, I had to look it up once I got home a... Continue Reading →
Reset. Refresh. Restart. That's how June typically goes for me. I spend the month resetting myself, my priorities, my body, and my mind. Even though this year is a bit different than the last 5 years, as I am not coming off an exhausting fighting campaign, I still find myself ready to get my fresh... Continue Reading →
Recently, I started a vlog series on my YouTube channel that is geared more towards my athlete side, instead of my planner side. I just do short little vlog updates, talking about what it takes to be a bariathlete, which is a term used for someone who has gone through bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)... Continue Reading →
Today, April 12, 2018 is the 11th Anniversary of my Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. The photo above is the only comparison photo I am going to do this year, I will save the multi-view photo for my 13th year anniversary, that's my lucky (and favorite) number. I wasn't sure how I was going to celebrate... Continue Reading →
A New Year's Resolution is a tradition, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their lives.
2018 is looking much brighter than I ever thought it could, especially given the fact I started the last half of 2017 with the idea I was giving up the one thing I loved to do most in my life. But now, knowing I have new goals, new opportunities and I have the ability to CREATE whatever I choose, is pretty amazing.