I Have Deep Thoughts…

…at the gym. I always have these marvelous thoughts at the gym. How I’m going to better my life and the world around me. Then I get home, shower, and as the sweat circles the drain so goes my amazing revelations. I feel like Pooh Bear tapping the side of my head deep in thought as I write this. “Thinking…Thinking…” Those thoughts are gone. I guess that’s just another reason to go back to the gym. Those thoughts might still be there. Probably some place between the elliptical and free weights.

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November 8, 2011. Tags: , , . exercise, revelation. 1 comment.

Being Sick Sucks

October 31, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Pay It Forward

Life is so much better when you pay it forward. So do something nice for someone today. Even if it’s just holding the door open, I can guarantee you will make someones day a little brighter. Happy Thursday folks.

October 13, 2011. Tags: , , , . Advice. Leave a comment.

Change Comes In Many Forms…

…and all the time. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is bad. The lesson I am currently learning is that when things happen I should take note and see how I can grow from it. How can this make me more aware, better, smarter, more understanding.
A friend of mine lost her fight against cancer this weekend. She was a bright light in a grimy city. She had a positive energy that rubbed off on everyone and I learned a lot from her. Even now I am learning from her. I’m learning not to take things for granted. To look to the further but not lose sight of now. To take the time to appreciate my surroundings no matter where I am. I’m learning to find the amazing in everything. I hope you can find this too.

October 12, 2011. Tags: , , . admiration, Advice. Leave a comment.

Suze Orman Scares Me…

…but in a “you need to look in the mirror” way. Today is pay-day, and of course by the time I log onto my bank account more than half of my paycheck is gone due to electronic bill pay. It’s so sad to see it go. I never even knew it was there. I scroll down the page, past all of the deductions to where it shows my paycheck appear. I like to pretend that I started my banking experience seeing that number. I know I could set up my bill pay to send my money out Monday, but really? Who would I be kidding? I know it’s not MY money. It goes to bills and other such things. So Suze Orman freaks me out because she says I need to buckle down if I want to buy a house, have a wedding, have babies. Though what she says is certainly not gospel, it does make me think. So, no more “stupid spending”, my term not hers. Spend responsibly. So now I go out into my weekend and try to repeat this mantra to myself as I pass sale racks and yarn sales. Have a great weekend everyone!

October 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Advice. Leave a comment.

“You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

Every website, newspaper, water cooler conversation, and TV channel is talking about the death of Steve Jobs. Why lend my voice to the hum of sadness all over the world? Because it matters. Truthfully, before yesterday I hadn’t really known a whole lot about Steve Jobs. I knew he was an innovator, a creator, an entrepreneur, a guy I sometimes cursed at when my iPhone froze. What did I didn’t know was how insightful he was. How truly in touch he was to the human world. He wasn’t just another nerdy computer guy. He was smart, thoughtful, and touching. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I had never watched his Stanford Commencement Address before. I didn’t see this side of him. I truthfully didn’t see him. So after watching it. I read it. It resonates so much with everything I’ve been thinking. He is truly one of the greatest teachers we will ever know. Here is the link to the Address he delivered. I hope it touches you like it did me. Below is an excerpt that rang especially true. You will be missed Steve Jobs.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

October 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . admiration, Advice. 3 comments.

The Speech of All Speeches


I am the maid of honor at my best friends wedding…in three weeks…OMG I literally just stopped typing, looked at my desk top calendar and recounted. THREE WEEKS. And I have a speech to write.
Normally, I’m a fine speaker. I don’t punctuate pauses with “um” or “like.” I can be witty, heartfelt, all around okay. But as the date grows nearer I realize that this isn’t just me standing in front of people talking. Which believe it or not, I actually don’t like doing. But me, standing there telling a large group of people how much I love these two people.
I love them so much I’ve been watching YouTube videos on “Best Maid of Honor Wedding Speeches” (Which as much as I love these people I am not rapping…) I’ve been going to the library for love quotes and etiquette books and so on and so forth. This means so much to me, that I’m over thinking it. So, today, I’ve decided to just sit down and write. Write about everything I know/love about them.
So my question to you is, when was the last time you sat down and thought about how much you really love someone other than your significant other? It really is a heartwarming experience. You should try it sometime.

October 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , . admiration, Advice. Leave a comment.

I’ve Been Watching A Lot of Oprah Lately…

…which has both fed my mind and made me even more discontent than before. I was watching an interview she gave to the COO of Facebook which aired on OWN last night and I couldn’t help but have my own personal little “Ah ha” moment. Oprah was talking about the point where she finally decided to start her own network. She said she asked herself, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” So then I asked myself, what would you do if you weren’t afraid? I would write. Though I enjoy writing my blog, Facebook status updates, silly texts and notes; it’s not what I want. I want to write fiction. I want to get lost in my characters. I spend so much of my day imagining scenarios for everyone around me that sometimes I forget that my made-up world isn’t their reality at all.
So, what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Would you bake cakes all day? Would you become a pilot? A lawyer? A doctor? A teacher? What would you do, if you weren’t afraid?

October 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . admiration, Advice. 2 comments.

Monday’s…

…are not my favorite day.

October 3, 2011. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Workitis: Formerly Known as Senioritis

I can’t seem to focus on work to save my life today. I’ve read the news, I’ve searched my favorite blogs, I’ve visited my work friends. Now what do I do!?! Friday is upon us and I am stuck inside at a cubicle.
Once upon a time, when I was in high school and this feeling of boredom and restlessness (Senioritis) would set in, I would go to the beach. I would sign myself out (sorry mom) and drive down to the beach and veg out. I’d people watch and read a book. I’d go swimming, maybe some napping.
Now, I’m a responsible adult.
And
I
Quit.
I want to go back to the easy days of no real responsibility or care. Instead.
I’m stuck with Workitis.
Boo.

September 23, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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