Eric Upton

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Blog Therapy

You know, it’s been awhile since I’ve written for my blog. It is quite a shame, really. I find that writing is very therapeutic for me. I really hope that most of you who choose to read it find some benefit, but I do it more for my own well-being. I redesigned the site a…

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Penalty! Excessive Weight Loss Celebration

This post is strictly for those who’ve lost (weight) and loved (food) again. I’ve been pretty proud of myself for losing 100+ pounds. It was a tremendous goal and a lot of work to get there. I relaxed. I celebrated. I put pounds back on. Thirty to be exact. Why did I do that? I…

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Bringing The Right People To The Party

Bringing Friends To The Party Creating A Think Tank Recently I have been approached by some organizations to start some community projects. I am honored and excited about all of them! I quickly realized that the daunting “to-do” list involved with each project is massive and overwhelming. Almost enough to make you want to stop….

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Tackle The Sky

Finding something new to challenge yourself is an exciting task.

When you start to believe that you can really do anything you set your mind to, the sky is the limit!

How to “tackle the sky” is a challenge for me.

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Just Five Minutes & Just For Men

As I pulled into the lot, I saw this extremely gaunt elderly man walking from the parking lot of the Chinese restaurant next door. He was carrying a backpack and three or four brightly colored t-shirts in his left hand.

He was making a bee line toward the CVS entrance.

My first thought was, “Crap. He’s going to ask for money or try to sell me something”.

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Angst

My thoughts are all driven by one emotion: Angst.

Mostly I am angry at my life of “impressing others”.

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Ahoy, Captain!

2012 left this world with some challenges out there for me to tackle.

2013 came roaring in, bringing more challenges with it.

Time to be the captain of my soul…

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Wrong Questions, Wrong Damned Answers

The “downs” left me asking “What am I going to do?!”.

That question caught my attention…

This is a question that is born more out of desperation and panic than anything else.

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How The Death Of A Dream Gave Me Life

I just sat there for what seemed an eternity with my head in my hands, completely consumed with tears of failure.

How could I have come so far and just lose it all?

I lost the trust of my family and children.

I betrayed the families that depended on the success of my business for their incomes.

My dream of being a restauranteur went up in flames…

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My Life Lesson From A Starbucks Manager

For the first time in my life, I think I accepted that not everything is because of a me and began to work on how I see things.

I started to view each failure after that in a different light.

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