Category Archives: On happiness

Narcissistic navel-gazing on how to make myself happy and how I’ve succeeded and where I’m struggling.

Think big and thorough

By | November 13, 2017

If you retire first, everything else you try becomes easier. Not easy. Just easier. In retirement, you have enough mental energy and time to structure big projects to minimize the possibility of failure. What works for you personally and specifically? How can you make it easy for yourself to succeed? Do it first and hope it spills… Read More »

How to stop feeling old

By | October 2, 2017

In the days leading up to my 35th birthday, I spent more time than I’m proud to admit feeling mopey and old, bitter and overly emotional. Life isn’t a race. Logically, I know it’s not a race. I reminded myself repeatedly that it’s not a race. I still felt like I was behind and losing… Read More »

My Denver bucket list

By | August 21, 2017

I recently spent five months in the Denver area. I shared with you my Denver bucket list in a previous post. In this post, I’ll tell you how I fared. Whoop! 1. Cross off bucket list item #44 (fall responsibly in love). I did not cross this off. I didn’t come even remotely close to crossing… Read More »

Remember that everyone is a person

By | August 14, 2017

This is my last article on dating for a while because I’m getting a wee bit sick of myself with this topic. My friend Dan made an observation a while back that stuck with me. This was via Gchat, so it’s an exact quote. “I’m so goal-oriented that when my goal was meeting someone, I… Read More »

How to allocate your time while dating

By | June 13, 2017

This is one of those articles that I was rather hesitant to publish. Who the heck am I to give you advice on relationships? The idea is certifiably laughable. But I’m actively working on bucket list item #44 (fall responsibly in love) and I’m a writer and I write about my experience of the world. I’ve been… Read More »