In a recent interview, I stumbled over a question.What advice do you have for others who want to leave their office job? I bumbled out some answer about leaving stacks of paper behind and getting outside. Later, I turned the question over in my head, going round and round on how I should have answered the question, which is maybe why I am a writer instead of a public speaker – I need to time to process my thoughts before they are fit for public consumption.If I had it all over to do again, would have responded something like this:When I quit my ho-hum office job, I had this jump-and-the-net-will-appear attitude, believing that the freaked out moment of flying through the air would be brief and soon followed by a soft landing.In reality, leaving the 9-5 grind has been stressful. Instead of working during a confined block of time, I’m working around the clock. There is no paycheck. I’ve second-guessed my decision dozens of times. I’m plagued with self-doubt and constantly wonder – What if it doesn’t work out?The thing is, taking a leap of faith is more like jumping off a dock than off a cliff. The water is refreshingly cold and a bit of a shock to the system, but you feel energized and swim with a determined stroke toward an island that sounds like paradise, only it’s too far away to actually see. You tell yourself how once you get there you’ll lead your dream life.You continue to swim hard until you get winded. You tread water, turning around you realize that the land you left behind is out of sight. You turn forward, squinting into the horizon, but still can’t see the island. Not a soul around, you are alone in the middle of the sea. A panicky fear fills you and you take wild gulps of air before realizing your only option is to keep swimming. You put your head down and plod along, all the while your mind a battlefield of self-doubt, wondering if you’ll ever make it.I’m still in the middle of the daunting swim, with no land in sight in either direction. I launched a Kickstarter campaign and have raised nearly two-thirds of the money necessary to launch a sailing journey for my four-year-old son where we’ll serve local communities as environmental stewards. I’ve dreamed about taking my child sailing before I even knew for sure I would one day have kids. The month of sailing will provide plenty of material for my writing career.With only a little over a week to go, failure looms over me like an ever-present storm cloud. I have no set plan for how or where the money to fill the gap will come from and so I just keep doing the next thing and the next thing after that.Along the way, I’ve learned something about trust, patience, and faith. The most unexpected hands have reached out to me. I’ve met people during the last few weeks who have guided me in new directions. There are days when I regret leaving behind my comfortable, familiar life. I just keep doing the next thing to move my Kickstarter forward even on those days, especially on those days.I remind myself that I decided to chase a meaningful life over avoiding discomfort. It’s the reason I’m work hard on a project that I have no guarantees will succeed. It’s why I’m telling a story that leaves me feeling vulnerable and exposed. It’s why I moved my son and I from a two-bedroom bungalow into a glorified studio.I disclose my own journey as a disclaimer about my qualifications to give advice at all, but I can share what I told myself several times a day before I mustered up the courage to leave my office job.Life consists of moments. It’s up to us to make those moments matter. Figure out what creates meaning in your life and trust yourself to make it happen. Make the leap, warrior, for there will be new horizons you can only experience by moving forward.With a little more than a week to go, we could use our help to make sure we leave the docks this January. Please check out our Kickstarter and consider backing us.
House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text FARMINGTON — Two Hancock County athletes who play for the University of Maine at Farmington have been named to the North Atlantic Conference second team in baseball.Junior center fielder Phineas Peake of Penobscot, who received NAC honorable mention last season, hit .404 with two doubles and drove in nine runs in 16 conference games this season.Peake led the Beavers with a .438 on-base percentage, scored 16 runs and was a perfect 12-for-12 in stolen base attempts.Second baseman Kyle Shea of Bar Harbor, also a junior, batted .313 in conference play with four doubles and 10 runs batted in in 16 games. Latest Posts admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015
“It’s a great honour to be here with those great players, men, and women,” said Alisson upon collecting the award at a ceremony in Paris.“I just want to thank my family, my wife, who supports me everywhere I go. To my parents, they are in Brazil – I think watching me! And to God. It is a great honour he is giving me in 2019, winning the Champions League and winning some individual awards.“I don’t feel lucky, I feel blessed and grateful. I also want to say thank you to my teammates, to all the Liverpool staff. Thank you very much.”Alisson also finished seventh in the overall Ballon d’Or ranking. Alisson Becker was awarded the Yachine Trophy for the best men’s goalkeeper in world football by France Football magazine on Monday night.The Brazilian was a crucial figure in Liverpool’s Champions League triumph at the conclusion of 2018-19, as well as the Reds’ club-record total of 97 points in the Premier League.Alisson went on to play every minute of his country’s victorious Copa America campaign in the summer, recording five clean sheets and conceding only once in the tournament.He adds the Yachine Trophy, a goalkeeper-specific accompaniment to the Ballon d’Or – named after Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper ever to have won the main prize – to his Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season and Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper awards. Source: liverpoolfc.com
LONDON, England (AP):Son Heung-min grabbed a hat trick as he seamlessly filled the void left by Harry Kane’s injury-enforced early departure, powering Tottenham into the FA Cup semifinals with a 6-0 rout of third-tier Millwall yesterday.The South Korean made it six goals in four English FA Cup games this season and he even set up fellow forward Vincent Janssen to end a seven-month wait for a goal from open play since joining Tottenham.Christian Eriksen, who replaced Kane after 10 minutes, provided the cross for Son’s third after scoring the opener and also set up Dele Alli’s second-half strike.But the joy at sealing Tottenham’s trip to the semi finals for the first time in five years was tempered by Kane’s ankle injury. Tottenham’s top scorer missed 10 games after twisting the same right ankle in September and manager Mauricio Pochettino fears the worst again after he left in a protective boot.”We cannot cry, we have to try to be positive,” Pochettino said. “We have enough players to replace him.”Son can never be sure of a starting spot but he has netted 13 goals this season.”Son can play like a striker,” Pochettino said. “If you remember one of our best performances was a game against Manchester City here and he was the striker here when Harry was injured (and set up Alli’s goal).Son was also the target of abuse from some Millwall fans when he touched the ball in the first half at White Hart Lane, with chants of “DVD” and “selling three for a fiver” aimed at him. Millwall manager Neil Harris was asked in the post-match news conference about such chants being racially offensive Asian stereotypes.WRONG IN FOOTBALL”I’m sure it will be investigated and left to the authorities,” Harris said. “We want people dealt with harshly. … It’s wrong in football and wrong in society.”Herman Ouseley, the Millwall-supporting chairman of anti-racism group Kick It Out, was unaware of the offensive interpretation of the “DVD”-related chants.”If complaints are made they will have to be looked at to see if they have any validity to see if it stirs up racial hatred,” Ouseley told The Associated Press.Tottenham joins north London rival Arsenal and Manchester City in a strong semi final line up that will be completed after Chelsea hosts Manchester United today.
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kung Fu tells UST Tigresses to fight for school pride The former Arellano University star hardly missed, going 10-of-13 from the field while also tallying five rebounds, three assists and two steals.Sangalang, meanwhile, scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half, including 10 in the final frame.Rome dela Rosa added 17 points and seven rebounds while Rafi Reavis made his presence felt on the defensive end, finishing with 10 rebounds and one block.Reavis scored his only basket with under a minute left when he followed up his own miss to give Magnolia a 104-95 cushion.Rookie Kiefer Ravena scored 20 points but had an inefficient night, missing 10 of his 16 attempts from the field and five out of his 12 free throws. He also committed five turnovers and was a minus-17.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES RELATED VIDEO Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “Again, it’s all about the team effort and sustaining the aggressiveness and intensity. We want to carry this momentum in Game 3,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.“I’m thankful because our guards and big men stepped up especially Rafi (Reavis) and Ian. We’re undermanned but we managed to dig deep,” Victolero added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Hotshots played minus forward Marc Pingris and guard Justin Melton for the second straight game. Pingris is expected to miss at least six months due to an ACL injury while Melton, who suffered a strained hamstring in Game 1, is listed as day-to-day.It was next man up for shorthanded Magnolia and Jalalon rose to the occasion, setting the tone with eight of his game-high 25 points coming in the first quarter. MOST READ PBA IMAGESMagnolia drew big games from Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang to top NLEX, 106-99, and gain a 2-1 edge in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jalalon and Sangalang combined for 49 points for the Hotshots, who will shoot for a 3-1 lead on Friday night at Mall of Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments
After more than six hours of tense closed-door dialogue at the Capitol Building Wednesday, February 19, there are clear indications that the health impasse that grappled the nation two days ago may have been resolved.Emerging from the seven-hour long meeting, Senate Pro-Temp, Gbehzohngar M. Findley, told journalists, who had been tirelessly waiting, that the leadership of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL) had agreed to stop their strike action.He added, however, that a detailed communication would be issued later today outlining what was agreed upon in the meeting. He disclosed that some of the health workers’ demands were dropped but that they would be paid, one their key demands.NAHWAL’s leadership was probably advised not to speak to the press, as they were very tight lipped and refused to take questions from reporters, let alone engage in any conversations.Our senior Legislative reporter, Mr. Burgess Carter, said the Finance Minister, Amara Konneh, had earlier written an excuse but later showed up apparently due to the national implications of the strike, which paralyzed all of the public health facilities around the country. Public health facilities cater for more than 75 percent of people who visit health facilities in the country.Among the key demands of the health workers was the reimbursement of their US$55 that was deducted by authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the resignation of the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, along with two of his principle deputies, including Dr. Bernice Dahn, Deputy Minister and Chief Medical Officer, R/L and Cllr. Vivian Cherue, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare.The leadership had resolved that if these three do not resign, they would not enter into any negotiations with the Government.However, Sen. Finley said Minister Gwenigale’s resignation is yet to be discussed at the meeting.“It is very important to firstly address the workers ending the strike around the country to ensure that people do not die from the lack of doctors and nurses,” he added.The Finance Minister and other stakeholders, including the lawmakers and health workers’ leadership, are expected to form part of the meeting today, to finalize the issues of the health workers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the rest of the team was due back Saturday night. Ball is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by the AP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNo. 21 UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai earlier Saturday.The trio was questioned by police about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou last week, where the Bruins visited before leaving for Shanghai. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai. APLOS ANGELES — The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, ESPN reports the players could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.Bruins coach Steve Alford declined to discuss the matter after the team’s victory. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have been traveling with the team, but only Scott has issued any statements.“It has provided a real distraction and unwanted publicity, which distracts from what overall has been a tremendous experience and a tremendous week for the UCLA and Georgia Tech students,” Scott said before the game. “We’ve had a chance to apologize for the unwelcome attention it has brought. There’s nothing new. We’re monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with the students, and we hope the situation resolves itself soon.”The conference said Friday that California and Yale will meet in next year’s Pac-12 China game to open the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Beal led Washington with 30 points, and Thomas Bryant had 26. Jeff Green finished with 22 points for his fourth straight game with 20 or more.The Wizards (22-32) played without Otto Porter Jr. after he was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick.A person familiar with the negotiations said late Wednesday that Washington had agreed to trade Markieff Morris to New Orleans for Wesley Johnson. There will be draft considerations in the deal as well, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NBA trade call was pending.Antetokounmpo went 17 for 21 from the field in Milwaukee’s highest scoring game of the season. He also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.But he credited Bledsoe for making the difference.“He’s amazing,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s been amazing all year. He came in with a defensive mindset. He was in the passing lanes. He made Bradley Beal take tough shots. He gave us the extra energy and we were able to close the game.”The Bucks (40-13) rolled to 50 points in the first quarter on 20-for-27 shooting. They led 85-65 at the break.It was the highest scoring quarter of the season for Milwaukee. The halftime total was two shy of the franchise record for points in a half set on March 14, 1979, versus the New Orleans Jazz.“We shot the ball really well,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We mixed in getting to the basket. It was just the normal stuff. We were playing fast a lot of possessions and they were scoring, too.“It was like an ABA game or something.” Washington trailed by as many as 25 in the first half, but closed to 120-113 on Chasson Randle’s layup with 10:22 left.Bledsoe helped finish off the Wizards with 10 points in a quick scoring flurry, including a dunk off a missed free throw by Antetokounmpo. He made a 3-pointer with 7:07 remaining to make it 138-118.Bledsoe’s electrifying dunk brought a huge reaction from the Fiserv Forum crowd.“I just saw Brad (Bradley Beal) talking to the ref,” Bledsoe said. “That was my chance to sneak in and try to get a rebound. I didn’t know I was going to dunk it.“I just tried to make a play.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte WORTH NOTINGErsan Ilyasova broke out of a scoring slump with 12 points for Milwaukee. The reserve forward was 4 for 4 from the field.TIP-INSWizards: Porter was with his teammates preparing for the game when he was informed of the trade less than an hour before tip-off. He was averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Wizards this season. … Former University of Wisconsin star Sam Dekker had 12 points in 21 minutes.Bucks: C Thon Maker was traded to Detroit for 6-foot-7 wing Stanley Johnson. A person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced publicly. The 7-foot-1 Maker was the 10th pick in 2016. He started 34 games as a rookie in 2016-’17 but has mostly come off the bench since then and had fallen out of the Bucks rotation.UP NEXTWizards: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Bucks: At Dallas on Friday night. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a dunk during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo called it “a crazy game.”A little too crazy for the All-Star.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.“I think we were just trading baskets at one point,” Antetokounmpo said. “We’re a good team but we’re trying to be a great team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Even though we scored a lot, we were sloppy. Defensively we have to pick it up a little bit because that’s not the face we want to show.”The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the first NBA team with 40 victories. Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points and Khris Middleton finished with 16. 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Inter Milan coach Conte: Barcelona more worried facing usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte insists they’ll face Champions League opponents Barcelona full of confidence.Conte says it will be Barca who’ll be more concerned.“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say