Comfort Zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” -Neale Donald Walsch **WARNING: Picture Overload Ahead** The year was 2014. I went camping for the first time in years, went back to school, started eating pizza with sauce, rode a horse, which I hadn’t done in 10 years, got a gym membership and went regularly,…

Comparison and Competition

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Theodore Roosevelt I hate to say it, but insecurity reared its ugly head again the other day. I’ve gotten better at detecting it and stopping it at the source (comparison), but unfortunately, I’m not perfect and not immune to it weaseling its way in to my mind from time…

Find, Define, Identify

What is the difference between a person finding themselves and a person defining themselves? Some coworkers and I were discussing this today without coming to much of a conclusion. When I was trying to “find myself”, I figured if I could define myself that would give me a clear enough direction. I noticed, however, that…

Goals: 26

Things have been busy lately and it’s made me think about the things I miss having the time to do most. Writing, working on projects, exercising, getting my hands dirty working in the yard, doing puzzles, dancing around, cooking or baking. I’d even add reading to that list, though, if I had all of the…

Grow 🌱

Summer is just around the corner and I’m finally getting around to writing a post I had in mind for springtime. I was going to take the opportunity to talk about my love for spring, how excited I was to work in my garden, and how the sweet sounds of baseball would be back. Since…

Thankful

As 2017 came to an end, like many others, I began to reflect on the past year. Earlier I turned to my journal which has become the greatest keepsake of all my struggles and hopes that I encountered this year. I began to write about all of the big things that happened this year: starting…

Gifts

“Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” -Marcus Aurelius 🤔 Somewhat piggy backing off of my post from last week. That’s what happens when you’ve been baking all morning and completely forget you were going to write a blog…

Strengths

Do you know those people who seem to focus on everything they’re not instead of seeing everything they are? Guilty! (You’d probably know that though if you read my last post, Success). In a psychology for effective living class I took, I had to take a survey where it ranked, from strongest to weakest, 24…

Success

A little over a year ago, I was talking to a middle-aged coworker about dating. He advised me, as people often do, to date someone who’s older and more established. (No, he wasn’t suggesting himself). My biggest fear with dating someone older is that they’ll be more successful and won’t be interested in me considering…

Goals: 25

I love lists. I love making lists. I love checking things off lists. I love alphabetizing lists. (I love alphabetizing anything, though.) I love writing lists when I should be paying attention in class. (It’s my form of doodling.) I love organizing my thoughts through lists. I don’t remember what started my obsession for listing,…