A few weeks before Christmas, I treated myself to a little personal shopping spree at Marshalls. Since my purse was big and heavy, I decided to leave it in the car, and just bring in my wallet and my phone. Upon entering the store, I grabbed a shopping cart and placed my wallet and my … Continue reading Accidental Adrenaline Rush
In this new year, i’m going to be reposting some of my earliest blog posts. Some of these are really good, if I may say so myself, and I would like for some of the newer folks to get a chance to read them.
This one is about coming to terms with my imperfections and realizing that I wouldn’t be ME without them!
I hope you enjoy…
Every once in a while I think of that Goo Goo Dolls song, ‘Name’, which has the line “Scars are souvenirs you never lose The past is never far.” It brings to mind superficial scars, like the crescent shaped scar on my forearm, where our dog Tasha bit me when I tried to take a chicken bone from her. It usually takes a moment or two of deeper thinking before I remember how many scars I have.
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Happy New Year! I hope you got to relax and take time off from work over these past few weeks. Dave and I had a glorious week+ off. We enjoyed time with family and friends and caught up on sleep and even took a few walks in the bitter, bitter cold land in which we … Continue reading Happy New Year!
As I sit here, snugly nestled on the couch under a duvet, with a purring cat by my side, Christmas lights twinkling around the room, candles flickering, and a hot cup of tea in one hand... I'm ready to lead the revolution of comfort and coziness. Life in this modern day can be harsh. We're … Continue reading Live your Legend Challenge #7 – What Revolution Will You Lead?
It's a total cliché statement, and I even have a sticker of it right here on my laptop - Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Sidenote: although this is attributed to Ghandi, it's really a condensed version of what he said.) But anyway, it's still a decent concept to live by. … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge # 6 – What difference do you want to make?
Doesn't everyone love a good story? As a writer, an artist and a budding public speaker, I am constantly thinking of the next story to tell. I write from the heart and I find that personal stories resonate with others. I enjoy writing for others too, like today's post on the NFED blog. My best speaking … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge #5 – The Elevator Pitch
I'm proud of getting myself out of debt and getting my finances under control. When I graduated from UConn in 2008, I had student loan debt, personal loan debt and a hefty credit card debt. In total it was over $60,000. That might not seem like much - I've heard horror stories of people graduating … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge #4 – What’s One Thing You’re Proud of?
Today's prompt is: What do people thank you for? Or- What do you love helping people with? What do people thank me for is kind of a tough one to answer without sounding like I'm tooting my own horn. So I'll take the second question, Alex. I love helping people by teaching them how to solve … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #3 – What Do People Thank You For?
Today's prompt is: What makes me angry about the world? Our culture of rampant, unchecked consumption is what makes me angry about this world! It may be mostly an American problem - or a "first world problem", though there's certainly trickle-down effects on the rest of the world (anyone want our old electronics?). If you … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #2 – What Makes You Angry About the World?
Hello friends, I've found myself another blog challenge to follow! This one is from Live Your Legend. When I began this blog back in 2013 (whuut), I simply wanted to share my experience as a person living with EEC. I hoped that by sharing my story, I could help others affected by this condition. Talking … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #1 – Tell Your Story