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I Am Eli… Hear Me Roar!

I didn’t write for the last few days because my roar sounded more like a whimper than a ferocious call of dominance and savagery. Occasionally the whimper turned into a lonely howl, like that of a young animal waiting for someone to come save it from danger. I felt lost and alone, and really unsure…

Fears Realized

As Kelly Clarkson’s popular lyrics proclaim, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” If my life has taught me anything, it has taught me that…      Those of you who follow the blog and keep up with my story know that I haven’t been feeling well the past few weeks. Those of you who…

Fear

Fear can be a powerful enemy. If it hooks its claws into you, it can reduce even the strongest human to a mere puddle of flesh and bones. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” and I think he is absolutely correct. Since October, I…

Returning to Normal Life

I remember a few years ago that when Friday afternoon rolled around, I used to be excited for the weekend, for the freedom and fun it promised. At my first job someone used to come into the office and do a Friday dance to get us all in the right frame of mind. I couldn’t…