I Found A Way

It is no secret that the past few years have been filled with numerous challenges and a couple of setbacks here and there. I took a beating and then did it again because I thought it was the right thing to do for my family and I would do it again.

Or maybe I wouldn’t.

Maybe I would do things differently because hindsight is 20-20 and you can always see different ways of approaching things but there is nothing to be gained by looking backwards and saying “I should have” so I am not going to.

Not going to spend my time doing it because I found a way through the fire and though I danced in the flames I made it through. I haven’t gotten quite as far as I want and there are still challenges to be overcome I am confident I will find a way because it is what I do.

There are options in life and they go like this: “Do or do not.”

Yeah I just quote Yoda but that little green Muppet is a Jedi master and wise.

I am not the guy to just lie down and let things happen. It is not always easy to wander through the forest at night without moonlight or a torch because you haven’t a clue what is pulling at your legs or why that scrape suddenly appeared.

Nor are you always sure you are heading in the right direction but sometimes that is how life is. You move forward and take your best guess.

I feel pretty good about it because I found a way.


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  1. Rob February 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Hey Jack,

    Much in life is little better than a crap shoot. We have only hindsight that allows a glimpse at a path that may or MAY NOT have been a better selection. So many variables. I enjoy the hand to the plow and not looking back idea. If after plowing a while, more information is brought to light, use it. It may turn out we were plowing the wrong field.

    • Jack February 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Rob,

      Sorry for the delayed reply. You are right, life is a big crap shoot. I try to approach it from a better to try and fail than fail to try stand. It is much more enjoyable to me.

  2. Sarah Park February 14, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Glad to hear about that Jack. You are right about looking back on the past with too many “I should have” in mind. Everyday is a chance for us to change things for the better.

  3. Sandra February 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Things can get pretty tricky at times, but it’s always to your advantage to keep a positive mind about it all. It seems like you have that down pat, Jack.

  4. Jamie February 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Yes, we do or do not. I need to get more of a balance between the dos and the do nots. For the love of God I’ve lived over half my life and will I ever be balanced? Probably not. Thank you for helping me come to that revelation. Ha.

    • Jack February 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Jamie,

      I understand the challenge of trying to find that balance. It is not easy to do it. It is often easier to talk or think about the to dos than to do them, but…

      I don’t know if we ever find that balance.

  5. Rachee February 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Way to go, finding the way and being abole to share it. Keep on trucking!

  6. Casey February 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Great post!

    I am glad the light at the end of the tunnel found you. Thank you for stopping by and reading mine.

    Take care,


  7. Gina February 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I’m so glad you found the way. You’ve been pushing for awhile. How’s the job going?

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