Inspiration from the Ashes

It’s funny how an optimist, such as myself, can find a silver-lining to even some of the worst experiences of their life. We’re annoying like that. We look for [and always manage to find] the good in people, in bad situations, and at the lowest points of despair, tragedy, or anguish. For example, when I…

Following my dream.

The other night, on my drive home from work, I gave my mom a call. Don’t worry, I used my bluetooth. Both hands on the wheel, just like Mutti would want. We did the usual chitchat – How was your day? How’s work? Grandma still crazy?  – and then the conversation drifted to me. I…