October 30. That is when it all began, and I was born. 10 days later, I was adopted. I have always known I was adopted. I don't remember my parents ever telling me. It was just something that I knew. I didn't grow up wanting to find my biological parents. I was in a good home, and when I ... Read More about The Search – part 1
Attitude I am realizing more and more each day that attitude shapes everything in my life. I spent my Thanksgiving in a house where there is an occasional shout or whine or cry, but in general, the people are happy and have a good attitude. There was no complaining about what wasn't right, ... Read More about Attitude
Nature vs. Nurture I am adopted. And I love being a very unscientific study of nature vs. nurture. I did a paper on it once in college. I had some random facts about my birth mother, and I used that to form my argument that it is always both. Always. Nurture. I have much more ... Read More about Nature or Nurture
I am adopted. In more ways than one. First though, November is National Adoption month in the US. And I want to talk about all the ways that adoption affects me throughout the month. Both the positive and the negative. Starting with family that isn’t family. In college, I met a girl who ... Read More about Who adopted who?
Habits define my life. I realized this earlier this year. Almost everything I do is a habit. And I learned that I can create new habits out of the old ones. I read a book called "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg, and it profoundly changed how I looked at what I was doing in my life. ... Read More about Habit Failure