No.

It’s so hard to say “no.” I’m a social creature by nature, contrary to as much as I bemoan them, I really do love the company of others. I like being in the thick of things and one of the hardest things for me to say when asked about attending events is: “No.” But, I…

Quote of the Day – Anne Lamott on Obligation

I have a lot of things to do today. I have a list. They’re all chores that need to be done, Oil changed, homework, etc. All these things have a time and place and they’re all obligations, some self-imposed. Still, things that need to be done, so today’s post is on obligation. If something inside…

Quote of the Day: Chuck Swindoll on Not Giving Up

I totally had a different idea about what today’s quote would be. I had an idea of what I was searching for, what emotion I wanted to invoke and what message I wanted to convey. Then I saw this quote. It was one that made me stop and think. Anything that makes me stop and…

Latin Thoughts

I ran across this saying today. I thought I’d share it. Priusquam praesens, Damnatus salvens, Hic homo nesciens, Quae futura est? Est plane vanum? Magnificandum? Error aut sanum? O fortuna est, qua?

What My Blog Says About Me.

Lets be honest. I don’t put a whole lot of thought into my blog. I don’t have an editorial strategy of what I’m going to post. I do, however, put a lot of “me” into this space. The sub-theme, “Heaping Scoops Of My Brain,” isn’t just clever witticism, This space is really all about what…

Be Thankful; I Am.

I could write something super sentimental but I thought there’s a much better way to tell you what I’ve been thankful this year. Since I like to take pictures of just about everything, I thought I’d show you. Some Sports Firsts: I’ve been fortunate to attend two major sports events this year. My hometown teams,…

Crossroads. Help Me, Pathfinder!

I’m at a crossroad with my education. I am getting close to graduating with my Associates of Business Administration degree. (YAY!) However, I am also looking at what the future holds for me. (Used via Creative Commons, thank you dsmoljanovic!) I am a storyteller, not as in, “the fish was this big” stories, but more…

Responsibility

I received this via email from one of my teachers this week. It was sent to the entire class. It reminds me that personal responsibility for your action or inaction is mandatory. I bet he has to send it out every term. I sometimes have to say no to my students. I once had to…

National Coming Out Day?

It’s once again National Coming Out Day. I meet this day with trepidation every year because I think that many people feel pressured to come out and do so fairly publicly. Coming out is a very personal decision. It’s not one that should be taken lightly, it’s ok to be who you are but it’s…

Roadkill… A Hierarchy

The other day I was out running along my normal route when a couple things happened to me that I really wanted to share. These things only reminded me that there is a food chain to everything. Now, safety hawks would tell me that running with full headphones is probably not a good idea, I…