Practicing the Art of Perseverance

I have always been a sporty person. I grew up in a family of sports lovers, where my older siblings taught me the games and skills necessary to compete.  Basketball was my first love growing up, but I played a variety of sports with the neighborhood kids and my family. We were either watching sports,…

Passions

A passion is many things. It is a form of affection, an overwhelming desire or feeling, and a sort of conviction. Passions evoke emotions and actions. If they are positive influences in our lives, they make us want to be better people and give us something to look forward to each and every day. If…

Strong Habits

Do you ever think about everything you do over the course of a given day? It is pretty amazing when you break it all down. You may start your morning by waking up, making your bed, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, eating breakfast, making your lunch, and heading to work or school. You may…

Accept the Challenge

As I put together my Goal Sheet for 2017, I was trying to think about what I wanted to accomplish in the coming year. There are many things that will be changing in my life (like moving to a new place and getting married), which will require a focus all their own, but in reality,…

Chapter Goals

Our goals define how we live our lives. They give us direction and destinations. They give us an outline of how to get to where we want to go. They give us comfort and purpose as we figure out who we are. I have always been thinking about my future goals and what I want…

Content with Your Life

This new year has already brought a number of blessings and insights. My mind and schedule have been occupied in the best ways and it is nice to have to create time for things such as writing and reading. It has been incredible getting people contributing guest articles and the life experiences/advice everyone has shared…

Love Where You’re At

As we enter into this new year, mixed emotions are felt all over. Some are happy to have a new beginning, a clean slate, and a new page to mark up how they like. They will work out more, stick to that tough diet, take more risks, find love, travel more, and do all those…

What Feels Like the End is Often the Beginning

When you begin a new relationship, no one ever tells you the bad things that could happen. No one tells you that they could have any angry side. No one tells you that you will end up with bruises on your heart and your confidence. No one tells you that you will give it your…

Choose Joy

With the holidays in full swing and Christmas being only days away, I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to be reminded that joy is not just a season. It is a way of life.  Although it is good to feel joyful during the holidays, experiencing joy year round is something we…

TODAY MATTERS: The Real Trailblazerry Message

When you start a new business, people always want to know why you did it. Did you see a moving trend in the market? Were you tired tired of working for someone else? Did you want to build something of your own? There are a million more questions one could ask, but the truth is…

Finish Strong

The most incredible thing about life is the fact that each day, week, year, etc. offers us something different. We may have some of the same consistencies (i.e. our job, significant other, where we live, what our schedule looks like), but the reality is that no single moment will stay the same. You could be…

No Bounds

Relationships are things we develop the second we leave the womb. In our early lives, we form these special bonds with our parents, siblings, family members, and next door neighbor friends. We grow up, go to school, work jobs, start lives, and this pool of people continues to fill up. Eventually our circles get smaller…