Your Best Self

I don't care. This has been a terrible week anyway. Not much else could go wrong. What else is getting piled up on my plate today? My to-do list is a mile long, so what is one more thing added? Of course this would happen to me today. I. Don't. Care.   So much antagonism. [...]

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4. Dove Chocolate/5.

Day four. What food are you grateful for today? Today, I am grateful for dove chocolate for a variety of reasons -- for the antioxidants that I truly believe dark chocolate gives off and for it satisfying my sweet tooth. I am grateful that I look forward to it after my meals so that it [...]

2. Cell Phone/3. Yellow

Day two. What technology am I thankful for? For many reasons, I am thankful for cell phones. I am thankful for it to keep in touch with distant friends, to keep in touch with Cody while he is gone throughout the summer, and to call my family when I need to hear their voices throughout the [...]

Thank You, Lord, For Tough Days

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." - Denis Waitley. Then, we could break this quote down even further. Waitley's quote has so much meaning behind it. Happiness cannot be traveled to. It is not a set destination. It [...]

My Morning Routine

Here is something that you often times do not hear: I am a morning person I look forward to getting up, fixing my coffee, eating breakfast, checking my e-mails, and then hitting the outdoors to take my dog on our daily 30 minute walk. To answer a few questions and to dig a little deeper into [...]

Determining Your Direction

When you think back to one year ago, what do you think of? One might think of relationships that were gained, or maybe lost. Another might think of a career change, maybe by choice or maybe it was unavoidable. What about moving? As we all know how the college life works, one might have moved [...]

Sometimes, I Get the Urge to Write

Sometimes, I get the urge to write. I get the urge to declutter my racing mind and put it all into words. I get the urge to ramble onto a blank slate in hope that it will clear my mind even a slight bit. I get the urge to go on about something that I [...]

Woah, Life. Woah.

Where do I even begin? I can't possibly start off with how my day has been going. Or how my week has been going. Or how my month or semester is going, because well . . . I haven't written in five months. Five. Where do I even begin?   These are the thoughts that just [...]

First Week of School

A week of professional development has come and gone, just as the first week of school has done. I've said it before and I will say it a million times again -- it's crazy how fast the time goes by. Professional Development was neat. I got to have the firsthand experience of the impact in [...]