Passion. It's something that everyone can sense but not fully describe. It's like the wind in the trees: you can't see it, exactly, but you can definitely see its effects. Or like an errant wave in the ocean: you don't expect it, but the force can knock you off your feet and whisk you away... Continue Reading →
Sunday was the first day that I cried over the death of someone I didn't know. And by didn't know, I mean really didn't know--I don't follow basketball, I don't know any stats, and I don't know the ins and outs of his success story. In short, I didn't know much beyond his name. What... Continue Reading →
Have you ever had one of those mornings where absolutely everything seemed to go wrong? One where literally the only thing you can do is burst out laughing and toss your hands up at the universe? I most definitely have: for example, only this very morning, I woke up at 5am determined to restart my... Continue Reading →
It is extremely difficult to let go of the idea that my way is the best. Obviously, if I didn't think it was the best, I wouldn't do things that way. However, the principle of synergy urges us to embrace our differences in order to create a new and better result than that which comes from just our efforts alone.
There is rarely a time when life smoothly and uneventfully flows from one day to the next (and, to be honest, if it does, you're usually not living up to your full potential). If your life is anything like mine, there are surprises popping out like funhouse clowns every time you think things have finally... Continue Reading →
Wow! I can't believe that this is my 100th official blog post! It's crazy to think that almost 2 years ago I sent my first thoughts out into the interwebs, and now here I am with over 100 official follows who are complete strangers (along with friends and family who just like my Facebook page)... Continue Reading →
Most people make the excuse that they don't do x, y, or z because they simply don't have enough hours in a day. Yet clearly this excuse falls flat when held up to examination. Everyone who is highly successful is able to achieve a high volume of things, while everyone who is average seems to struggle to accomplish even the simplest tasks.
Graduating is an awesome yet 100% terrifying time of your life. You are SO SO SO ready to leave home, yet since home is the only place you've truly belonged for 18 years, it's completely terrifying to totally let go.
In the education world, the year is drawing to a close (Cue OMG OMG OMG IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! *happy dance* But I digress). In my district, we have 9 days until freedom, and it's always around this time frame that I find myself reflecting on the school year and realizing the myriad of ways I,... Continue Reading →
Whew! I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted. In case you aren't in my inner circle, I've been juggling moving, weeks of standardized testing (gag), minor family issues, and, to be completely honest, a recent addiction to the TV show "This Is Us" (do you watch it!? It's SO. GOOD!!!). While... Continue Reading →