Ponderings – Pleasing Everyone

There can be no more futile of an activity to engage oneself in than the fruitless attempt of pleasing everyone. By now it should be abundantly clear that such a goal is a dispiriting and empty one, one which will only ever leave you empty-handed and disappointed. Far better to stay true to yourself at the risk of upsetting a few than to fall in line and watch your tongue as merely another face in the crowd.  


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Let Me Tell You Something About Misfortune

If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far in life, it’s this: everyone’s got it all wrong. Continue reading “Let Me Tell You Something About Misfortune”

Pulling the Weeds out of Your Life – 100th Blog Post Special!

One hundred! It still feels like only yesterday I’d stumbled across a site called “WordPress” and decided to make a blog since it was the middle of a hot summer day and I was bored. Continue reading “Pulling the Weeds out of Your Life – 100th Blog Post Special!”

200 Followers!

When I started Jake’sJournal a little over a year ago, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with it, what my goal for the site was (I still don’t really know, and I doubt I ever will haha). I remember publishing my first post, “What are you grateful for?”, and for the first few days… nothing happened. Continue reading “200 Followers!”

Finding Your Purpose In Life: It’s Not Easy

I feel like a lot of people don’t really know what they want to do with their lives. They haven’t found that spark of interest, their life’s calling. Continue reading “Finding Your Purpose In Life: It’s Not Easy”

Blogger Recognition Award

I was recently nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, a completely unexpected yet awesome surprise and honor. A huge shout-out to ThisDarlingAdventure for the nomination; thanks so much!  Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Networking + Share Your Blog — Jay Colby

I just want to take this time to thank everyone who reads, subscribers and shares my site. I appreciate all the support and encouragement.I would love to read everyone’s blog, but I don’t always get a chance to read and follow everyone’s blog. So today I want to offer a networking opportunity and a chance […]

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