Telling my secret

I have always been a theory kind of a person. What do I mean by that? Well, I educate the hell out of myself on a thing (sometimes involving college degrees), but somehow never seem to put any of that education into practice. I am finally in a place in life that I actually have to come out of my comfort zone and start doing, and holy crap, it has brought a new kind of anxiety into my life. 

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Happy? I absolutely am

I have been working harder for the past month than I have in decades, and I am loving it!

After years of wishing I was doing something more with my life, taking action and actually working towards those goals is an amazing feeling. There is something about knowing that every action I take is for my business, my brand, and my future. Suddenly, the sporadic decisions that I used to make have become more thought out and purposeful. Suddenly, the person I envisioned myself becoming is emerging from the shadows.

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The adventure begins!

For years I have wondered what it would be like to be self-employed. To build a business and grow a business of my own. After decades of wondering I am happy to say that I have taken those first steps. I have passed the Florida real estate sales associate exam and have hung my own shingle under Mr. John Castelli of Castelli Real Estate Services in Wilton Manors, Florida.

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WARNING - Midlife Crisis Ahead

I am getting close to another birthday, and this one is a big one. I am turning 40. I started thinking about turning forty about a day after I turned 39. For some reason, I could not wrap my head around it. How the hell could I be turning 40? Where has my life gone? What have I done with it? Am I at the start of a mid-life crisis? 

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Would you work for you?

Recently I have been reflecting on some of the fantastic work experiences I have had over the past 20 something years. Being in my late 30’s I have realized that I get to look at things from an interesting perspective. I am not fresh out of college and getting my first “real job” guy, nor do I have 4 decades of experiences and history that my friends who have begun to talk about retirement have. I land somewhere in the middle. 

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Up in smoke

When I was growing up it seemed cool to smoke...we are talking about cigarettes. The badasses smoked. The rebels burned. And, a lot of my friends smoked. I never wanted to try smoking. In fact, I spent years saying I would never pick it up, my father died of lung cancer and I did not want to repeat his death with my own. But, life is funny, and sometimes we end up doing the things we swear we never will. 

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Fear mongering continues on Fox. The war on Christianity is the real "fake news."

n a recent opinion piece posted on Fox News, political columnist Douglas MacKinnon shared his opinion regarding what he calls the “…plight of the Christian faith in America…”

MacKinnon argues that Christian universities, christian groups, and churches are currently being, or would be, targets by anti-Christian protestors. Sending out a dire warning suggesting that sometime in the future Christians would have to meet in secret. 

From my perspective it is not the Christian faith being targeted. Belief in an omnipotent God, or gods, have been around since recorded history. What is under attack, and what is being protested, are the political actions that some Christians take attempting to force their beliefs and values onto those who think, feel and believe differently. 

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Its 4/20

Today is April 20th. lovingly referred to as 4/20 by some of the population (wink wink). More importantly, it is also Earth Day. Yes folks. Today is the one day a year we are all supposed to stop and reflect on the fact that this is the only planet we have, and all the ways we are screwing it up. 

Before you click away, I want to say I am A) not a "tree-hugger" and B) I am an actual human who lives on this planet. As such, I feel I also have to take responsibility for my actions and do my part to keep the Earth a livable space for the next generation. I try to live every day as an Earth Day. If you are new to the whole climate change thing that scientists and 99% of the people on the planet agree is happening, I want to give you a few small things you can do to make sure your children and grand-children don't have to wear gas masks or live in a pod. 

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