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Navigating the Storms of Life

Writer’s note: This was rather emotional for me to write and it took a lot to maintain my composure throughout.

Life can be quite the adventure sometimes. It has more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride. It’s got the unexpected and the expected.

Never in a million years did I envision what happened in my life over the last 365 days and I’m sitting here reminded of the song from “Rent” as I reflect on everything that has transpired over the last year.

“525,600 minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?”

To me I measure it in the ups and downs, but most importantly by how it has shaped me into the man I am right now.

In October of 2016, I had a routine Monday off and the wife and I were set to visit the eye doctor for a regular appointment. During the field vision test portion of the exam after they had trouble getting my left eye to 20/20 they found I had a blind spot so they recommended I see a neurologist just to make sure nothing is wrong. Oddly enough a few hours later I received a call from my then employer that a few colleagues were laid off. More on that to come.

But, back to the eye.

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Super Bowl Memories

The Super Bowl is one of the best football games of the year. It’s a game everyone looks forward to and cherishes the night of. Whether for the football, the commercials, the halftime show or even all of it. The game is a spectacle.

One of the fondest Super Bowl memories I have is from Super Bowl 43 which happened nine years ago on this day when the Pittsburgh Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl with a win over the Arizona Cardinals.

I can vividly remember the Cardinals taking the lead late on the back of Larry Fitzgerald. I then remember Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense driving down the field.

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