Why I Quit My Day Job

One month ago today, I followed through with a radical decision. I decided to leave my job and start this blog, among other adventures. This decision did not come lightly, nor is it without its drawbacks, but I know it was the right decision for me. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate my job. …

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Explore Your City

Explore Your City

Yesterday I had the opportunity to explore an area of the city I have never been. It was an area I would normally avoid, but I didn’t find the run-down city streets I expected. Instead I found a very cute little area and realized I unjustly condemned this part of the city. I often comment …

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100 Days Without Chocolate

100 Days Without Chocolate

Today marks 100 days since I decided to take a challenge offered by lifehack.org to improve my life. In their article “60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 days,” they list actions you can take to, as the article’s title suggests, improve your life. I am always a sucker for one …

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Weekend Road Trip Part Two

Weekend Road Trip Part Two

I started this blog post similar to the first installment of Weekend Road Trip. I planned to provide you with another day of driving and cataloging our stops. I decided instead of continuing the saga of our weekend, I would share some thoughts that go beyond the stops. You may remember I mentioned Mom and …

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Hannibal, Missouri

Weekend Road Trip

Planning the Trip Mom and I used to take road trips all the time. That is, we traveled to visit her mother, my grandmother, by road. We were always on a timeline to get to grandma’s house and our return trip was much the same. Even still, we had a good time traveling the roads …

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