Six Reasons You’re Not Seeing the Results You Expected

This sign welcomed me at the gym today:   Not seeing the results you expected? Visit the training desk to set up your personal training session now!   It prompted me to scan the mid-morning crowd with a curious eye, wondering how many of them were seeing the results in the gym that they anticipatedContinue reading “Six Reasons You’re Not Seeing the Results You Expected”

It’s Nice to Be Important

Not long after we started dating, I accompanied my teenage boyfriend to his grandfather’s funeral. I had never met nor heard anything about the deceased; my first impression came from the pastor’s opening lines: “It’s important to be nice, but it’s more important to be important.” Surprised at the mutilation of the common quote, IContinue reading “It’s Nice to Be Important”

‘Cause He’s the King

In my freshman year of high school, I had an art class during the last period of the day. The art teacher’s six-year-old son attended the elementary school next door, which released an hour earlier than the high school. Every day, about five minutes after the start of class, the door to art room wouldContinue reading “‘Cause He’s the King”

Self Sabotage

I am about to take a risk. A calculated one. A paced one. But a risk nonetheless. And I’m scared. I’m scared I might fail. I’m scared I’m making a wrong choice. I’m scared that I’ll have trouble fitting everything in and I’ll lose focus on what’s important. I’m scared I’ll make people upset. OrContinue reading “Self Sabotage”