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Some of my favorite things to do are reading, listening to podcasts and music, and watching TV shows and movies. Inevitably, while consuming stories and information, I come across quotes that affect me or pertain to my life or the lives of those around me. Most of these blog posts explore those quotes.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s something about this time of year that inspires a longing to start something new. To set and accomplish new goals.
So… Striving or struggling – What are you doing this fall?
As many of you already know, I have been working in the bar and restaurant industry for twelve years. Twelve years! I put myself through college as a server at a Texas Roadhouse. I then moved to a new city and got a job in a restaurant because I...read more
This post is a borrowed bit of prose written by Rosemarie Urquico called Date a Girl Who Reads that beautifully captures the wonder of girls who read. I love it and I think you might, too.read more
My thoughts on an altercation I recently witnessed.
Sometimes being right, or proving your point, is not as important as maintaining the integrity of the relationship with the person whom you think is wrong.
My thoughts on the misuse of time. Why continue doing something that doesn’t bring you joy when you could use your time on things that do?read more
I was thinking recently about expectations. About how we get nervous, anxious, or worried about a certain activity or a conversation that we’re about to have.
We expect that certain things will happen. And those expectations sometimes end up affecting us more than the actual scenario.
After a bout of food poisoning, I’m sharing my thoughts on the importance of making a conscious effort towards better health and well being.
“If you don’t take care of this, the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given… where are you going to live?” – Karyn Calabrese
“The news wasn’t all the news, she’d said, and what held the world together was the way all those people who never made the news were inclined to live their lives.”
It’s impossible to ignore it – there really are terrible things happening to people around the world, to people in our home towns, even to the people that we care about.
But that’s not all that’s happening, not by a long shot.
Do you ever have one of those days where you’re going along just fine, having a totally pleasant afternoon and then all of the sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, someone says or does something to you that just ruins the whole thing? Either they hurt your feelings, or make you feel small, or angry.
Of course you have. Because, unfortunately, that kind of interaction is almost impossible to avoid these days (what with so many forms of communication, both in person and online).
It sucks. And not just because you’re now angry or hurt.
In the last two months I’ve participated in two really fun fundraising events benefiting my community. It was really wonderful to be surrounded by so many people who had either donated their time or money in support of something.
And it makes me think about all the ways that people could really be making a difference in the world. And how fortunate I am to be able to do small things to help others who are in need.