Getting through or getting to? You decide.

When I calculated credits and realized I could graduate college in three years instead of four, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. Graduating early meant one year less of student loans and one year closer to marrying my high school sweetheart. That final summer before graduation, my alarm rang daily at 6…

Good things come to those who… hush the hustle.

I have a sign in my office at work that says, “Good things come to those who hustle.” I loved it, until I hated it. It’s the opposite of waiting for good things to just happen. It’s a kick in the pants that our time here is brief and we’d better chase after the things…

Graduation stages and life stages.

In May 2006, I graduated from high school as a mere 17-year-old. I was a planner then, too. Graduating stressed me out big time. I thought I had to have my whole life planned by the time the ink dried on my diploma. Boy was I wrong. Back then, I envisioned myself as a rich architect,…