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
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
My next toastmaster speech project is supposed to be a "touching speech," It's practicing how to convey emotion through storytelling. Instead of just saying "Billy felt sad because he wasn't invited to Joey's birthday party", you'd tell the story of Billy watching his friends pass by on their way to Joey's party and wondering why … Continue reading Touchy Feet
This past weekend, Dave and I went up to Boston! I love going there. It's an easy drive (as long as you don't hit traffic...), and the city itself is just so... people-sized. Months ago, I saw that The Minimalists were going to do a show at The Wilbur. In a moment of spontaneity, I … Continue reading A Minimalist Trip to Boston
If I've ever loved anything in my life it has been the Little House books. Last year, my mom gave me a new book, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and I was once again able to connect with a kindred spirit from so long ago. The book contains some early drafts of Little House in the Big … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Little House on the Prairie
Hey there! It's been a while since I wrote a current-events post. As usual, I am busy thinking up so many things I want to do and trying to do everything at once and then feeling overwhelmed and rushed and anxious about life. How do you find balance? I constantly feel the need to create … Continue reading March Motivation