We Almost Hung Out With Justin Bieber on New Year’s Eve

Times Square on New Year's Eve may actually be the center of the universe. Hundreds of millions watch it on television, as I have most years, trying to catch just a smidge of the electricity surging through the massive crowd as the ball descends towards a new year. When the opportunity arose to actually go to Dick… Continue reading We Almost Hung Out With Justin Bieber on New Year’s Eve

The Hardest Part About Christmas Is Actually Being There

I have two goals this Christmas. 1) Eat my weight in Hawaiian Rolls 2) Be all there. The first one is obvious (and dangerously easy). The second is a challenge.  I really love everything about Christmas. Christmas movies, Christmas cookies, Christmas music, Christmas cookies, Christmas caroling, cookies... you get the point. As much as I get into the… Continue reading The Hardest Part About Christmas Is Actually Being There

Some Seasons Feel More Like Surgery Than Fireplaces

Life is full of transitions, something my friend Alison knows a thing or two about. Alison is a champion of meaningful conversations and ridiculously fun moments. This is probably the most honest story to come out of this project yet, I'm really grateful for that.  You can follow Alison on Instagram here! :Jordan Many companies have started… Continue reading Some Seasons Feel More Like Surgery Than Fireplaces

I’m Not Important Enough To Be Late (And Neither Are You)

This is a great post from my friend Dan Campbell. Dan is an instigator of good stories, the kind of guy you want on your side when you've got a great idea to pull off. I hope you connect with his writing as much as I do! You can follow him on Twitter here.  :Jordan Punctual. That word gives… Continue reading I’m Not Important Enough To Be Late (And Neither Are You)

The Time We Tried To Outsmart Santa Claus (and Failed Miserably)

On Christmas Eve in the Nations’ house, all four boys (before we adopted Abigail) would sleep in the same room as we collectively dreamt of the awesome new toys coming our way with the midnight arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer friends. In the morning, we would call our parents on the landline (#ThrowbackThursday) and beg to go… Continue reading The Time We Tried To Outsmart Santa Claus (and Failed Miserably)

I’m Still Not a Great Encourager (But Will Be One Day)

On November 12th, I committed to being more encouraging this month by writing notes. My goal was (and still is) to write one more note than I did in October, a total of 5 by graduation day. As of right now, the scoreboard shows 2.  Real impressive. To be honest, throughout the process I've found… Continue reading I’m Still Not a Great Encourager (But Will Be One Day)