To-Do: Self-Actualization

I met with a college advisement counselor today who advised me to meet with another advisement counselor. The first one, an elderly man with a warm smile, was checking off classes on a list, writing down programs and semester names, chatting about how education is truly the greatest profession. I smiled. I nodded. The whole … Continue reading To-Do: Self-Actualization

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Poetry Friday: What Is Love?

(Once upon a time I was a hopeless romantic. Those were the days.) What Is Love? Love is a new beginning, love is the last word, love is the “happily ever after,” love is all you need. Love is a song sung by angels. Love is a story told by dreamers. Love is two pairs of … Continue reading Poetry Friday: What Is Love?

The Belt Notches

You need to read this. Matt is such an amazing writer and his pieces always make my day better. I want to improve 7.85 billion percent in the next five years. How about you?

Must Be This Tall To Ride

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I was dressing for work the other day when it happened. While buckling my belt, I noticed it needed to be pulled a notch tighter.

You notice because your belt develops this funny little hump where it gets settled into being buckled in the same notch over and over and over again. And then—bam. It needs a new home. Strange. Different. Uncomfortable, but not in a bad way.

My belt got tighter because I’ve been making good lifestyle choices, both in terms of physical fitness and eating habits.

You don’t really notice the changes day to day. The improvements are so incremental that they would seem nearly immeasurable. But, added up over weeks and months, they are not only noticeable, but in some cases—drastic.

Most of the time, I drive right by my ex-wife’s office on my way to and from work each day.

For many months…

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More Turkeys

I don't have much to say because I don't feel qualified to blog lately. I've tried to maintain a realistic yet positive blog since December; however, some of you may have noticed that in the last month or so, my posts have taking a slightly more depressing turn. This makes sense because (and of course … Continue reading More Turkeys

Say Something

I write a lot and I tend to be pretty open about my problems and feelings when I write. You guys get a glimpse into the Maney Universe every so often, understanding pieces of me that I guess probably 99.99% of the world's population never will. That's kind of cool, right? Or maybe it's not … Continue reading Say Something

Gold Feelings, Silver Glass

Something strange happened in class today. One of my professors was going off about when the term "and/or" is appropriate. Well, that's not fair. I really like this professor. Anything she "goes off on" is usually either funny or pertinent to our lives/grades. Anyway, she wrote on the board: "You can have apple and/or oranges." I … Continue reading Gold Feelings, Silver Glass

Trials

I pray for trials because I know they bring me closer to God. This habit of mine has become something of a family joke; my family says I should leave them out of these prayers because they have enough trials. I think it's true and I try hard to get the point across to my … Continue reading Trials