The Grass Is Definitely Greener…

As I sit here writing this on my 46th birthday,with my daughters sitting on the couch next to me and my girlfriend quietly working around the house, I’m at peace. Pure, unadulterated peace. But it wasn’t always like this; far from it actually. And if you’ve read through my posts here, you’ll understand exactly what […]

A Most Unexpected Thanksgiving Gift

I have a great deal to be thankful for in my life but typically Thanksgiving’s aren’t particularity important to me because I don’t have my girls nor do I have any family here. But yesterday was different. Yesterday my girlfriend and I decided to head out into the city in the hopes of helping some […]

50 Ways To Be Awesome Instead Of Ordinary

This article was originally posted on Life is nothing more than what we make of it. We can either live a life that inspires nobody or we can chose to live a life that inspires many. We can live with no regrets or many. And we can choose to live in a way that […]

6 Lessons I Learned From My Darkest Days Of Marriage And Divorce

This post was originally published on I though it was very relevant to all those who read this site, so here it is… In December, it will mark the three year anniversary since my initial separation and more than a year and a half since my divorce was made official. In that time, my […]

The Longest Product Launch In History

On a chilly autumn day almost 5 years ago, I sat down at my computer and started typing my first ever blog post. Roughly 30 minutes and 27 grammatical errors later, I was officially a blogger and ready to take the Internet by storm. Yes, was born on October 11, 2010 along with my […]

I Had A Dream….

Yes, I had a dream. Not quite as prolific as MLK, but significant in its own way. The other night I woke up freezing cold, yet my shirt was soaked with sweat. I was disoriented and in a sort of deep fog, the kind where you’re not quite sure if you’re asleep or awake (or […]

Life Doesn’t Get Better Until You Make It Better

Man, how life can change. It still blows my mind to think where I was just a few short years ago and where I am today. I’ve been thinking a lot about my past and all the things I could have done differently and there a few things that really stick out in my mind. […]

So Good I Can’t Be Ignored

As you may or may not have noticed, my frequency of posting on EndingTheGrind has slowed quite a bit over the last few months and there are a few reasons for this: I have been dealing with some highly stressful personal issues and it has taken its toll on me. I have been focusing the […]

How To Stop Your Ego From Wrecking Your Dreams

This is a guest submission from Sarah Moore from Lots of people spend lots of time looking for lots of scapegoats on which to pin their bullshit. They rustle up elaborate excuses for their failed or stalled dreams, lovingly weave them into self-soothing tall tales, then make the rounds trying to convince other people […]

WTF Was I Thinking When I Walked Away From Two Ivy League Degrees?

This is a guest submission from Ling at I am a Misfit Rebel Maverick… always have been, always will be. I have cut off my limbs to fit into “other people’s boxes” and now I say “NO MORE!” for all of us. What tripped me off and caused me to go through years of […]