Nashville – Day 1

Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 am, my dad dropped me off at the airport for my flight to Nashville for the Story Gathering. I’ve volunteered at the conference when it was in Chicago. It’s the start of how I ended up in LA actually. It’s great, can’t wait for tomorrow, but for now here’s my … Read more

Life at the Beginning and the End

You know those deep introspective thoughts that makes you think about changing your entire world and then in the next moment you’re wondering what to have for dinner. Anyone else bounce back and forth like that? Is that normal? My first niece was born on June 23rd. I am now an aunt and our family has … Read more

My Bucket List

In an unorganized, unfinished list, here’s my bucket list. I reserve the right to add or subtract from this list. Visit “Middle Earth” in New Zealand Sit in the pub where the Inklings met. Be debt free by the time I’m 30. November 2016 Work at movie theater. Move to a new city where I … Read more

The Key to ‘Not Failing’ is Fear

Wiser people have talked at length about those who succeed take risks in spite of the fear not because they’re not afraid, so I won’t try to say it any better. What I’ve been wrestling with is the fine line between wisdom and fear. I’ve heard it time and time again, you learn best through failures, but I … Read more

Always Be a Tourist

When I came back to Omaha in November one of the things that I tried to bring back with me is the idea of being a tourist no matter where I am. I’ve lived in the Omaha area my entire life, but I always went to the same places. The same restaurants, coffee shops, events, … Read more