John’s Blog

July 2nd, 2013

I am exploring both retirement and professional opportunities while I transition into the stage in life where I can indulge in more travel and interests that have been sidelined. A blog is just one thing on my bucket list. Please check back as I will write about numerous passions and pursuits as I check things off of my bucket list.

April 22nd, 2013

Live, Love and Laugh.

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I am that …
I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared in my path;
I define myself by the courage I have found to forge new roads.
I do not define myself by how many disappointments I have faced;
I define myself by the forgiveness and faith I have found to begin again.
I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted;
I define myself by how I have loved, have been willing to love again, and how I still love.
I do not define myself by how many times I have been knocked down;
I define myself by how many times I have struggled to my feet.
I do not define myself by how often I have appeared a fool;
I define myself by the number of risks I have taken.
I do not define myself by the number of mistakes I have made;
I define myself by the knowledge I have learned from trying a new way.
I am NOT my pain…
I am Not my past…
I AM that which has emerged from the fire.
                                                 – Author Unknown