2014 should be the Year of Dreams because life without passion isn’t life at all. Life controlled by fear is merely existing as an empty vessel with a heartbeat. Be the person you want to be, and more importantly, go after what makes you happy. Happiness was never intended for compromise. Be who you are without apology, and even more daring, be that with pride. You are capable, you are competent and I believe in you. Not only should you chase your dreams but you should catch them.
12 dead. The most disturbing thing about this event is that it is common. Yes, it is common. This in no way is to demean the victims, rather a wakeup call to America. This is America’s “New Normal”. Shootings have become a convoy to our morning coffees at Starbucks. This is unacceptable which is why it is so confusing that some of us choose to accept it. That some still maintain the benighted notion that “That would never happen here.” It does and it will, if we do not do something about it. This is not meant to inaugurate panic but to provide an accurate depiction of the current state of society. It’s not only about Gun Control but about Mental Health. We have to take responsibility for Navy Yard, Shady Hook, Colorado, Columbine, LAX Shooting, not as the killer, but as the answer.