Letter to my Son (Q32)

There was a time in my life when I thought to myself, “I am not scared of Death… I am scared of living long enough to lose everyone around me”. After having kids your perspective on life changes… a lot. Now I am scared of missing out on the opportunity to see the milestones of…

Understand the Love of a Parent (Q29)

“One day you will understand when you have kids…” is a phrase I heard quite a bit growing up. I always thought myself very insightful and didn’t comprehend what it was that I could not understand until I had kids. One night in May of 2015, I had just put my head down on my…

Step out from behind the lens (Q26)

I usually take tons of pictures. It is so easy to snap one after another in this day and age. We don’t develop film anymore, we don’t have to wait to see how a picture turned out, and we don’t have to worry about how many clicks we have left until the last photo has…

Remember how they lived (Q25)

It is hard to deal with the loss of any loved one no matter the circumstance. To see someone deteriorate and slip away at the hands of an illness is difficult to shake from your memory. As hard as it is to think past those last images it is important to remember how that person…

A smile can tell a story (Q5)

No need for words. I find myself staring in the mirror studying different variations of a smile. A forced smile, staged smile, fake smile, sad smile, sneeky smile, smirk and so on. This is not a hobby of mine, but on this particular day I was drawn to the simple complexity of a smile and…

Hang on every word to catch little lessons (Q4)

Time will surely loosen your grip. This past weekend was my cousin’s 1st birthday party. As I get older it feels like there are fewer times when the whole family is together, so I cherish the time spent with them. I was happy to see my Uncle Frank there. I feel like I have seen…

Be fueled by people who put you down (Q3)

We have all come into contact with or know that person who likes to flaunt everything they have and make a big deal about everything that they do. They move through life seeking recognition from everyone around them and trying to evoke feelings of envy. They try to fill their life with things to make…