he past few days have been a complete whirlwind. (I use that term a lot). I think I have a list of medium-advanced vocabulary words that I enjoy inserting to boost the intelligence of my writing. Anyhow…I was not acting like myself. All of the things I have been telling myself to do: to be… Continue reading The Crazy-Pant Escapee
I had a moment yesterday when I wanted to cry. My heart felt a little like it was being crushed. My breathing quickened. And my lips did that thing they do when they are prepping for waterworks. Not cool. Especially in front of a new, potentially important person in one’s life that it is far… Continue reading Being Reactive
I just spent two days meandering around Sequoia National Park in the Central Valley of California. My first National Park Adventure. And I must say….I have been missing out. There are so many natural wonders around the world that most people do not get to see. And they are beautiful. They are preservations of a… Continue reading A Breath of Fresh AIr
This is my first post on my new computer! Can I get a heyyy–ooohhh!!! I know I said I would write more. I blame not having a computer. So…now that I have one. No excuses. I have been applying for jobs in my career field (Nursing) since graduation in May. Yes…8 months ago. And Nothing.… Continue reading Going After It
It is that time of year again. You know. The one where everyone makes all of these plans to change in the new year. To be different. And many of those people fail. sadly. I read a post recently that made a different suggestion. We should be trying to improve ourselves consistently. Not just at… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution
It has been a minute since I blogged. The holidays and traveling will do that to you. I am recently recovering from a 10-day excursion to the midwest where people are existing like polar bears. I’m talking below zero temperatures, snow blowing all around, ice on the roads kind of living. That did not jive… Continue reading Stand Proud
I recently got called out on these exact characteristics. And I was really offended. How dare someone say these things about me? I have always considered myself to be very considerate of others and compassionate. Those are some of the reasons I chose nursing as my profession. And I typically let the little things go.… Continue reading The Petty and Selfish
Good Advice. I met a man recently who has done several biking expeditions in remote parts of the world. Alone. So I inquired about his state of worry or anxiety on these trips. If he was scared to go into an ‘unsafe’ area of Africa. Or walk the streets at night alone, with no street… Continue reading Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable….
I follow a page on facebook called Elephant Journal. It doesn’t always post articles that seem relevant, but I read a couple the last few days that hit home with me. They were about learning to love yourself; And doing this before being happy loving another person. If you haven’t read, they are must reads.… Continue reading Breathe in Self-Love. Breathe Out Negativity.
What a phrase that I, among many, struggle with. I am reading a book a friend of mine gave me called, Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen. It couldn’t have fallen into my possession at a more perfect time. Something that he stresses is being aware. As is, in his belief, the entire teaching… Continue reading Living in the Moment