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make lots of mistakes

make lots of mistakes

Make lots of mistakes, that is what I wish for your life. Lots and lots of little and big fuck ups, mistakes, and blunders. But before you object and think less of me, let me explain. For the longest time I had tremendous hangup about being wrong and making mistakes....
I am who I am

I am who I am

I think I know who I am and it feels damn good. Really, really good. But I still stumble in the dark sometimes. There are days and long stretches of time when I don’t feel quite good enough. I feel like a complete failure. Like a roulette wheel of mistakes. Always...

I lost, so now what?

  I lost. And so now what? Last night I entered my first Toastmasters International speech contest and I lost. There were three other competitors, and while I held my own, I did not move on to the next round. I wasn’t even runner up! It stings a little. I won’t lie. ...

run and hide

  I have a bad habit of shutting down.  Several things have to go wrong in rapid succession for that to happen, but sometimes and inevitably they do, and that’s when I run and hide. From everyone and everything. I know I do it. I’m sometimes aware that I’m going to do...

tenacity of persistence

  Inky Johnson calls it ‘the process’. He says you have to love it or you won’t get anywhere. You have to commit to it and love it. You have to love to edit. Rehearse. Love to practice. You have to push through. Everyday. Without exception. One day at a time. One hour...

sometimes it all goes wrong

  Sometimes it all goes wrong and yesterday it did. Maybe the above statement is a touch melodramatic, but the late afternoon was certainly not very pleasant. On afternoons like this, I really struggle as a father. I struggle because there is no manual. There is no...