Follow Your Dreams

Luke Engelhaupt at Rockefeller Center

I have been thinking, is it right to be telling kids that success is getting the highest paying jobs? There is no doubt that money is a luxury which could be used for a better quality of life, but maybe we are focusing on the wrong things. We should be inspiring the younger generation to pursue their dreams – whether it be a CEO of a Forbes 100 company or being an artist that spends their time creating pieces in a small studio. 

Dreams are more then a job. Dreams give our bodies life and makes us human. We shouldn’t spend 40+ hours working just to get by. We should be focusing on our family, friends and doing things that make us better people. We should be telling our kids they should pursue becoming the best versions of themselves. When we give them our undying support to chase their dreams, they start to realize they can change the world.  

Sadness can be Scary

Denver Railyard

Depression is a growing threat to our country, especially in rural communities. Many experts who are better prepared to answer the question about why this is happening will give you several correct (nothing in science is every “correct”, just highly possible or likely. So I would omit this word.) answers. I believe, or at least for myself, it’s because we have unreal expectations we put on our selves (one word) and for the world to live up too. 

I’m Back

Cody Engelhaupt and his 66 Mustang

I have missed you and sorry for the cliff hanger last summer. I had a few things come up that needed my attention. I am now a married man, moved to Pueblo, started a new job at CSU-Pueblo, and bought a house that was built in 1891; even came with a name, The William and Elizabeth Manor. 

Without stretching the truth, you can say my life is different. The same could be said about our country’s politics as well. Only two other times in our country’s history has a president been impeached. This entry will skip that conversation and come back to it at a later date. 

This coming year the Democratic Party will be picking their candidate for President and there are a lot of options. Needless to say, I’m going to have some opinions to share. I will not be shying away from controversy and hopefully expanding my readership along the way. If you want to follow me more than just in print, please go to my website.  

Here’s to 2020, let us roll the dice and let’s see what happens. At the end of this year, our country could be very different or at least create new standards for the presidency for future generations.