Tag: decisions

It’s National Decision Day


May 1st is National Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to decide which school they will attend in the fall. For college-bound seniors this is an important day. It represents the first of many, many major choices and changes they will experience as an adult. But for those of who are older, whose […]

It’s called “The Alchemist” and you should read it.


If I could have a conversation with my 30 year old self it would go like this: “It’s called The Alchemist and you should read it.” “Why?” “Because you’re 30. ┬áBecause you’re foolish. Because you’re playing it safe. Because you think time is your friend. You yearn for the wrong things. You make half-hearted choices. […]

The Plan (or why I dropped out of grad school and started my own business)


We enter adulthood with a plan. Maybe it’s hashed out over a cup of coffee or maybe a shot or two of tequila but nonetheless we were once pie-eyed dreamers standing at our threshold, staring out into the future, sketching a map that appeared direct and seamless and promised us the life we thought we […]

So…when do we become adults?


16 years ago I’m jammed in a Penn State frat house with my buddies Pete, Jack and a few hundred other rambunctious Nittany Lions. There’s cans of Natty Light and shots of Jagermeister and a cover band thrashing through a version of Blink 182’s “What’s My Age Again?” in the living room. We’re young and […]