I62 – Yearning to Feel Limitless Rather than Limited

I62 – Yearning to Feel Limitless Rather than Limited

For someone who is a planner by nature and always organized, one of the hardest things to do is live in the moment. Your mind is always thinking about the next steps and playing out the “what ifs.” As a pilot, you’re trained to always plan for the next few minutes and all of the possibilities should something happen. So it’s not surprising that it takes such a long time for new pilots to truly enjoy being in the moment during their early flying days when the comfort of their instructor sitting beside them is gone. It wasn’t until my […]

The Paradox of the Pivot – A Fool So Less Courageous

The Paradox of the Pivot – A Fool So Less Courageous

How best to handle freedom and opportunity? Might you bury yourself in the warm comfort of complacency or would you welcome the discomfort, challenge, and fight like hell to overcome some of your deepest fears? This is my current struggle and one that seems to grow louder with each passing day. In a previous Self-Care Chronicles post written earlier this year titled, 30-minute Mondays, I started it with this short paragraph. Freedom is a privilege, an opportunity, and a responsibility. Being able to wake up everyday and practically do whatever you want is amazing and I wish it for everyone […]

Thirsty – My Tongue’s Eternal Battle With a Knife

Thirsty – My Tongue’s Eternal Battle With a Knife

Stuttering. It’s a simple action (or lack thereof in its truest essence) that has dramatically impacted nearly every facet of my life. As best as I can remember, it became noticeable in my speech pattern at age 6, when my family moved from the South Side of Chicago out to its southern suburbs. Entering second grade with a completely new set of faces exposed a hereditary trait that I  didn’t know I had. Soon, I found myself fumbling to say simple words, which caused anxiety and the anxiety caused further shuttering (or stammering, as it’s also called). Stuttering is a […]