My friend, Lindsay, recommended a TedTalk to me recently, Amy Morin's Becoming Mentally Strong. Lindsay is someone that truly believes she can make a difference in the world. She takes steps to change people's lives every day. She doesn't allow herself excuses, and she inspires others to do the same. So of course, if she tells … Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair. So?
An older man in his 80's answers the question, "How are you doing today" with "I'm on the edge of fantastic". The next day, the same question is asked, and he answers "I'm on the edge of superb." Which then led him to question is superb better than fantastic? Although, if you are on the … Continue reading The Edge of Fantastic
I have a unique talent. I produce more than the average amount of ear wax. Rather than it escaping from my ears, it just keeps burrowing further into my ear canals until the world is muffled. Ever so slowly little noises disappear, erased from my sound atmosphere. Then late one night, all of a sudden, … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry
How many of us are guilty of self-sabotage? Maybe none of you, but I'll raise my hand. I have a fairly normal, even keel personality until I don't. This weirdness takes over and I fall into this quiet, hunched over, sad sack that has no confidence. I can't understand why people like me, and I … Continue reading Sabo*(tage)
"A train of thought tracks life differently in time due to moments of personal expression." I keep reading this quote over and over, trying to figure out what it means. I suppose one option is it means nothing. Someone fit some words together that sounded cool, but really didn't expect for it to mean anything. … Continue reading Jumbled Up Decipherization
I did not write a post last week. I have lots of legit excuses, but really I was sort of excited to skip a week because nothing too crazy has happened lately to inspire me with a creative topic. I've been relatively content. I have also been super wrapped up in my final project for … Continue reading A Thank You from the Obsessed
A couple weeks ago I had lunch with a good friend of mine. When I parked the car, I pulled into a parking spot relatively easily and thought even if people parked on either side of me, I would be able to get out because I could just pull out at an angle, no problem. … Continue reading Parking Impaired
I am a white woman married to a black man with three bi-racial daughters. This does not make me an expert on race. I don't know how to talk about it and I worry that when I do want to talk about it, I may say something wrong and inadvertently offend someone. Unfortunately, no one … Continue reading Race – Why Can’t We Talk About It?
My little sister recently was trolling the aisles at the Walmart Market when she was approached by a ruggedly attractive vagabond hipster cradling a frozen chicken in his right hand. He leaned over to her left, and in a low, confident whisper said, "just wanted to let you know...you're looking really good". She smiled and … Continue reading Conscious Coupling and a Frozen Chicken
It is always surprising to me when someone doesn't see their flaws. Especially since I spend most of my time focused on mine. It's not just me either. I know some pretty amazing people. AMAZING. (You know who you are.) No joke. I really think if I gathered all of you up, we could pretty … Continue reading Perfect or Perfectly Flawed?