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
This past week, I've been having a debate with myself over whether to buy a new Christmas tree or not. For the past decade, Dave and I have had this stupid little 3 foot tree that we got for free from our old company when it was closing. It was a cheap thing, and as … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree…
In the fall of 1997, I was a senior in high school. I was not academically inclined, so I had quite a few study hall periods between all my art classes. If I wasn't hard at work on my next weekly sketch, I was bent over a spiral notebook, spilling my deepest thoughts onto the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Highlights from 1997
Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Americans! We just got back from a hearty Thanksgiving meal at my dad's house. Kris and Grey came too, so it was a nice little gathering. Of course we prepared too much food, but that's what it's all about, isn't it? I am always grateful for quality time with my loved … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Reblogging a post from a couple of years back:
It is the first day of first grade. I’m decked out in my favorite dress (blue, of course) with matching barrettes in my hair. I haven’t yet grown to dread the bus ride or the seemingly endless succession of school days that lie ahead. I climb onto the mostly empty bus, take a seat about halfway back and wave goodbye to Mommy.
Down our road and around the corner is a new housing development with lots of young kids. As the bus nears the stop, the kids scurry to pick up backpacks and lunch boxes and cluster in a group by the curb. They pile onto the bus and I take note of the familiar faces. There’s Dana and Chrissy and Emilee, all girls from my class last year. There are a lot of older kids I don’t know, and a couple of the boys sneer at me as they pass my…
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