HI I'M RYAN

Eclectic. Thinker. Speaker. Writer. 41 Year Old Freshman. Dungeon Master. Retired Navy Chief.

This is where I share my thoughts and stories.

 

March 21, 2020

The most powerful days in your life are not the ones where you are celebrating the end of the day with triumph. 

The most powerful days are the ones where you slump into bed at night with tears in your eyes. 

The ones that nearly beat you. 

The ones tha...

March 2, 2020

So, a massive event happened in my life yesterday and I would love to share about it. 

My son, who turns 19 this month, has moved out and is “on his own”. 

I put that in quotes because the support never stops, though leaving the nest is a big deal and...

February 28, 2020

So when I referenced my handy dandy chart for March and took a lot at what I had written down as the theme, it boldly and unwaveringly stated “Discipline”. 

I look at that a bit plussed mostly because discipline is something I don’t feel like writing...

February 24, 2020

Being sick for a couple weeks and now being uncertain what to actually write about, I am just gonna put fingers to keyboard and write anyways. 

This is a little exercise I learned from a friend of mine a few years back. 

No thinking, no worrying or str...

February 20, 2020

“I think you should break up. Both of you. Break up with each other. State firmly to the other and yourself what you will no longer tolerate in your life. Then both of you run in the opposite direction and take an opportunity to work on your own shit...

February 20, 2020

I love talking about caterpillars and butterflies, as a metaphor.

I also just love talking about caterpillars and butterflies because the whole process of what makes them...them...is mindblowing to me.

A caterpillar hatches from an egg 1-3 millimet...

January 29, 2020

Ok!

I’m posting this one a little early because I am feeling ready to dive into this self care shenanigans. 

We just spent a whole month noticing. 

January was a month of truly getting to know who you are, your patterns, your bus drivers, and everything...

December 31, 2019

So where to start! 

The story begins with this last months stumbles and wrong turns that have lead me to this exact point. 

The events that have lead me to rethink everything that has recently happened and what my next steps are. 

The ones who have give...

November 30, 2019

Happy December 1st.

More often than not are we already looking towards the new year with expectations of a better experience.

Often wishing away the months at the end of the year as if the cleansing power of January will take away what is ailing us.

Thi...

November 6, 2019

I WANT TO HELP VETERANS LET GO OF WHAT THEY ARE AFRAID OF SO THEY CAN TRANSITION INTO WHAT THEY TRULY LOVE. 

This is me upleveling my last post and sharing myself a bit more deeply. 

And maybe this post comes the day after veterans day because it is a...

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