Back to “civilization” for 2013.

Kansas City Skyline

I always hated the way city people indirectly referred to the country as “uncivilized.” You know, you hear someone passing through a small town saying, “I can’t wait to get back to civilization.” I can’t help but laugh at that, … Continue reading

So Long, 2011. Howdy, 2012!

I recently wrote a list of “firsts” that social media has brought into my life, all happening during 2011. If I could describe the year in one word, it would be “whirlwind.” It’s been a whirlwind year. I’ve learned so much about myself and about life in general, and have had so many wonderful, eye-opening experiences. I set out to write this post hoping to make some profound statement about everything that can happen in a year, but I keep getting distracted by the need to say “thank you.”

Man, I could list people I owe thanks to for hours. Really. There’s too many to fit into one blog post. Through acts large and small, it’s been the people I know that have made 2011 fantastic. If it weren’t for the kindness, faith, an support of so many people, 2011 would have been “just another year.” It’s been far from that. It’s been my biggest year yet, and 2012 will only be bigger. Continue reading