TGIF (The Goal is Freedom)

I spend a lot of time thinking about what my ultimate goal in life is. What is all of this for? The early mornings and late nights I spend building my business, the energy I spend chasing whatever dream I have at the moment, the things I’ve sacrificed in the name of fulfillment—what is it ultimately for?

The one word that always comes to mind when I ask myself those questions is FREEDOM. I do what I do because what I ultimately want in life is freedom.

For me, freedom means that my mind, my body, and my soul are in alignment and at peace. It means that I am mentally and physically healthy and that I am able to treat that health as a priority without fear of ridicule or judgement—particularly my mental health.

Freedom means that I wake up every day single day, excited about what I do for a living, with a sense of fulfillment and purpose, knowing without a doubt that I am able to provide for the family that I’ll have someday. It means that I don’t have to...

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What I Learned From a 2 Year Old


I recently spent a day with a friend and her 2 year old son, Martin. We went to a park that has an area with a water feature where water shoots out of the ground from several spouts, similar to the way water comes out of a water fountain. 

Of course, this area of the park stays lit with small children running around like crazy people, ducking into and out of the many streams of water shooting up from the ground. They do this as their parents sit on the chairs and benches surrounding the area and watch them play.

So we found a spot to sit, and Martin’s mom released him into the wild. I don’t have kids, so I’m not around children on a regular basis, and I’m not really sure what I expected little Martin to do, but I was actually pleasantly surprised by what he did do.

He saw the water shoot of from the ground and went balls to the wall crazy over it. He took off running into the water with all of the other kids, jumping and stomping and laughing...

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