Free Time

I have no idea how some people can be “work-a-holics”? Truly. I understand the concept of enjoying what you do for an occupation, but there is no way I would be able to allow work to consume my life to the point where I would rather do it over anything else. Sure, you have those…

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,…

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…

Do What You Love

I woke up this morning in a brand new place. Fall is in the air, rain and wind sweep through the northern Illinois landscape, and I am now the owner of my own business. It is crazy to say those words after all these years of sitting on the sideline planning my move, but I…

Plans

People are planners. It is inevitable. We plan out our meals, what we are going to wear to a particular event, where we are going on our next vacation, what we are going to study in school, what field we are going to work in, when we are going to find our spouses, when we…

Keep The Door Open

This picture was taken during the last week of March on an early morning drive back home. I was heading south on Wilson Road and I had the best view when I looked over my left shoulder. The scene in the picture is of Long Lake, which is part of the Chain O’ Lakes. I…