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 →
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 →
If I'm going to be completely honest, I feel like I've been stripped down to the brass tacks of who I am as a person, and I am NOT liking the feeling of having to start over from scratch. I mean, I'm 30 years old, for god's sake!
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.
I'm realizing that I need to accept people for who they are and let them react to things in the way that they're going to react and (this is key) BE OK WITH THEIR REACTION. Above all, I need to assume that people have positive motivations, not negative (until PROVEN incorrect).
When we beat ourselves up for every little failure, we can hardly even enjoy the victories we do have because we are focusing on how far we still have to go rather than how far we've come. I am in no way saying that we should settle into a life of contentment with average and pat ourselves on the back for every mundane "accomplishment". However, there is sometimes something to be said for making the journey towards your goal the focus rather than the shining, ever-so-far-away end target.
Yesterday as I was driving into work, I realized about half way to my school that I had been driving in silence. Normally, I have the radio blasting, pumping me up for a long day of dealing with the deep woes and immediate highs that tend to follow adolescent boys and girls. The fact that... Continue Reading →
Many times we succumb to society's ideals of what a journey should look like or when we should reach a certain destination. Females especially are susceptible to this pitfall. If you are making progress towards a goal, a life desire, or even simply just having fun, you are doing it right.