All Posts in “Vulnerable”

An Opportunity to Start Again

I’ve gone a year without practicing mindfulness. In the back of mind I felt that I’ve built up a mindfulness muscle, therefore, I should be able to coast for a short while. Before I knew it that short while became a year.

Something I say a lot, but yet, I myself wasn’t following is this:

A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Sweet Pea,

It’s still so surreal that a month ago we welcomed you into this world, becoming part of our family, now of four. The day you were born I couldn’t have been more proud of your mother, for the hard work she did ensuring you were healthy and safe. She’s a special one, you’ll see.

Your brother was so proud, he truly felt like a big brother. When he saw you for the first time he immediately fell in love, I can’t blame him.

Fifty-Four Hours

Small get togethers with close friends and family are experiences that last a lifetime. These are the exact moments that define our lives.

This was the opening pitch I gave during demo night for Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids 2015.

Though, those small get togethers with the people you cherish most are moments that define our lives, it’s also the moments where complete strangers come together to do one thing; build.

It was an experience that I will forever cherish.

A Fear for My Son

I am a father of a four year old boy (and a one year old daughter). My biggest fear for him is that he will not become successful.

Not in the sense of how society has coined the word, but in the sense of being a human being. Living a happy, joyful and healthy life.

My fear is that I am not paving a path or laying a foundation for him to live and be his authentic self, regardless of his surroundings. This, for me, is the definition of success. To be human, how we were intended to be.