It Wasn't Supposed to Happen This Way
That has been the recurring theme the past few days here at the farm with my parents. My mom has uttered those words over and over again. The whole thing is still so surreal for all of us. Eight years ago, Papa and Nana sat us down to discuss their will. I remember breaking down in tears as they walked us through their final plans. I didn’t want to think about that then, and I don’t...
Are You ALWAYS This Way?
Yesterday, halfway through a meeting, someone turned to me and said, “Are you always this way?” And at first, I wasn’t sure what he meant, and then he explained, “Always so happy and positive and optimistic.” I smiled… I haven’t ALWAYS been this way, but I try to ALWAYS be this way now. In the past, I’ve spent a lot of time blaming others or...
One of the things I have realized – and people who have been married a long time...– Joseph Campbell
Choose to believe in your own myth, your own glamour, your own spell, a young...– Francesca Lia Block (How to (Un)cage a Girl)
Today's Positive Thought- Listen to the Dream...
Listen To the dream within you. It’s there In whatever Puts stars in your eyes And makes your heart sing. Listen To your feelings, And you will hear Who you are And what you must do. Listen To your needs, And you will know Where to find What you are looking for. Listen To the wisdom within. It is trying to lead you To your destiny. Listen To the song in...
My Favorite Presentation at #BIN2011- no contest,...
During Erik Deckers’ session this morning at Blog Indiana, he referenced Tom Waits’ lyrics as an example of powerful writing… writing with purpose… writing intentionally. Case in point, what does a sunrise sound like? These words painted such a vivid picture for me and made me think about my own writing in a new way. “And the impending squint of first light. And it...
I think marketers of causes that do good have a long way to go in selling the...– Seth’s Blog: Selling the benefits of charity (via thelink)
I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning...– Brian Tracy (via thanksfornotreading) So very true.
A Perfect Storm of Melancholy
Being happy… that’s pretty much my thing. It sounds silly, but I love being happy and thanks to conscious and concerted efforts, I exist in a happy place 99.9% of the time. Of course, I have had my moments… like when I lost both Papa and Nana within months at the end of last year and earlier this year. But that’s life. Today though… today is different. From all...
To All of My Girlfriends... I Need Your Help
This year, I joined Women United, a group of women philanthropists. Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for early childhood literacy programs. Specifically - we’re raising money for scholarships to send children to accredited, high-quality childcare programs. High-quality childcare is essential to providing our children the tools they need for success. If you have not already seen...
Of every thought I had about you, and there were millions, the one that never...– Movie: How Do You Know? Paul Rudd’s character to Reese Witherspoon’s character. Perhaps the sweetest movie line ever!
Driving Away... One Last Time
Last night I had a dream that I was driving away from my grandparent’s farm for the last time- I woke up with a sob caught in the back of my throat and I’ve been fighting the tears back all day. While it was only a dream today, that time is fast approaching. When I was little, I would watch the farm grow smaller and smaller out the back window of our car until it disappeared on the...
So inspired by my friend Andrew and his 7 companions! thelink: Here is a great video put together from the launch event on Sunday night in Bend, OR. Please share this and follow along. We’re having a great time and logging some miles.
August is my Birthday Month
I love birthdays. I always have and always will (well, with the exception of my 30th birthday…I had a tough time with that one, but soon came to realize that the 30s rock!). This year’s birthday is monumentally significant because I am turning the age that Jon was when I met him 11 years ago… 32! 11 years ago this fall, I walked into a bar and my life changed forever… I...