Competence for Confidence

October 26, 2019 I have been struggling during this first weightlifting training cycle since I joined East Coast Gold. I began this cycle after I competed at Masters Nationals in March this year. I thought I knew what training was like, the peaks the valleys, ups and downs, and understood that it was about trusting […]

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Learning to Be Still

May 29, 2019 I find myself too busy lately. Too busy working. Too busy training. Too busy doing this and that. I long for less noise. Less going here and doing that. Some days, I long to just be STILL. Quite honestly, I don’t even know what being still looks like, what it FEELS like. […]

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The Uncomfortable Path to Joy

February 2019 What does joy look like to you? To me, my gym time is just one of the many things that bring me joy. The gym is not only the place to release the stresses of the day, it has also been my “playground” to focus on getting better at weightlifting. I usually get […]

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Compromise

February 2018 Lately, I’ve been thinking long and hard about the concept of compromise. To many (and I used to be one of them), this term connotes weakness or a lack of principles and/or discipline.  Therefore, compromise is typically something to avoid for the most part especially if you didn’t want to experience that little […]

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It’s the Culture!

November 30, 2017 Last month I went to the Hampton Roads (HR) Cyber Summit and at the end of the day was a panel discussing the various problems of cybersecurity businesses in this area. The audience and some of the panel members stressed how Hampton Roads needs to market the kind of lifestyle offered here – […]

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A Letter to My Leaders

July 16, 2017 My Dearest Leaders, I cannot express how deeply saddened I am to see you all go over the next few months.  I  should be accustomed to it by now, I work for the Navy after all and it is par for the course. During my 6 years at NCDOC, I have served […]

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Culture Shock

May 31, 2017 In my last blog post, I wrote about the lessons I learned during my mission trip to the Philippines. The following weekend, I shared the lessons I wrote about including my feelings of being a stranger with our church group. Afterwards, one of the ladies approached me, and told me that I was […]

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Expectations, Extractions, and A Stranger

May 5, 2017 I recently returned from a two week medical mission trip in the Philippines with 6 members of my church and a total of 80 members of the Asian Relief Mission Services (ARMS). It was a remarkable experience! This trip had a special significance because it was my first time back to the […]

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