Happy and Feeling Great

Over the past couple of days I have come to a lot of realizations. For starters, I realize I have a lot of fears in life, but nothing that cannot be overcome. I came to this realization after reading Life Lessons which is a book written by two individuals who work with the dying. I came to this after realizing I had a lot of anger and behind all anger there is a fear. Fear, I never knew was actually there. I am working on letting go of my fear and anger, and it all began with forgiveness. Forgiving that one person who I never thought I would be able to has helped me in indescribable ways.

On a second note, I am finally getting my confidence back, which has been gone for a long long time. I sat down and took a look at my life and realized few people would have the courage to take on the challenges I have in life, some by choice, others not. When I take an objective look at my life, I realize that few other people, if any have: lost their best friend at the age of 17, moved away from home their senior year to pursue a dream, gone to college on the opposite coast, lived in a foreign country, survived in a foreign country without a job, traveled across an ocean for love, and in the near future, hike the Appalachian Trail. Few people have had the fortune to experience one of these, let alone all of them. And, I am only 24, soon to be 25. I know there are great things in store for my life, whatever it is I want that to be. I know I am going to have a lot more life experiences because that is what I want. I am feeling great and loving life and hopefully I will be able to sustain these positive thoughts. I hope you are doing well. Remember, there is no point in tip-toeing through life to reach the finish line. Hope everyone is doing great!


New Plans

Well, it has definitely been a while since my last post, that is for sure. So, I will begin with a quick update...

I am coaching an ice hockey team in the area and we are currently winless. It was the first year moving up a level and you can definitely tell. Although there have been a few close games, we have yet to pull through and have our last game this weekend.

I did receive a job offer from a company in Japan (Interac) however, I have already turned it down.

The reason for this - I have decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (Georgia to Maine, 2100 plus miles). So, lately I have been busy with planning my trip, ordering gear, and attempting to get everything in line before I leave. There are definitely a lot of minor details to look after and as of today, my departure date is a day shy of two months.

Well, for any one who might still follow the blog, that is all for right now. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions. As always, I hope everyone is doing well. I have finally found something which I am excited about and think, no, I know, this will be a great experience. Take care everyone.