Mar 26, 2013


"On bleak days, with leaden skies,
when you don't know where to begin.
Your head hurts and your heart cries,
look for the sunshine within.

After dark dreams of panic and fear,
when you almost break, almost give in.
All hope smashed, dreams far from here,
look for the sunshine within.

On foul days, with no rest in sight,
and you cannot force a grin.
Remember be calm, it will be alright,
you have the sunshine within."

(What is it with poets having the coolest names ever? The author of this poem, The Sunshine Within, is Jojoba Mansell! Sweet!)


Mar 21, 2013


Guess what! I'm taking a mountain biking class now! (I ride with the slow--ahem, I mean fun--group.)
It is a blast! In a challenging sorta way ha.

Wanna hear one of those life lessons random activities can throw atcha? :)
I thought you might ;)

When we were approaching a part with a lot of twisty downhills, our teacher told us,
"Now don't look where you don't want to go.
If there is a rock you want to miss, don't stare at it. 
Look ahead, where you want to be."

(I admit, I really didn't think it was impossible to conquer some of the up-hills we went on ha. 
But we did!
No, this isn't a pic from the class. Tis a random one, courtesy of google) :)

Ya catching my drift? If there is something you are working on in life, don't concentrate on the ways you can fail. Don't stare at habits you want to stop. 

Like they say in rehab for people with addictions--you can't just stop your habit, you have to replace it with something good.

Such is life, eh? :) Focus on the good. Look ahead, where you want to be. 

You might just hit less rocks :)

P.S. Today is a country music night for me :)

Mar 7, 2013


Guess what it's March! I can officially say I get married next month :)
Whaaaaa? :)

I'm tired. I know there are people who work harder and sleep less than me
--but I'm still tired ha!
My roommate says I was talking all last night...I wonder if sleep talking makes sleep less effective?

That being said, I'm happy as a slinky on an escalator :)
(Anyone else love those commercials?)

On my mind today is getting things done. Specifically, how you can do things you couldn't do before with a bit of training. (Fortunately because I think this is the point, ha, but) I feel so much more prepared to do lots of different things after taking all of my college classes. I feel more comfortable in different job scenarios, I understand more about the world, etc.

I don't know if I ever imagined I would feel skilled and competent in specific situations.

This has made me reflect on the fact that, really, if we want to accomplish something, we can. We have to put in the training and practice!

This seems like sort of a silly epiphany--every little kid show spouts the fact that if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish it. And yet I still saw people in professional positions (or, quite frankly, most grown ups) as intimidating, talented special-cases.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still impressed by their talents and intense work they do. But now, I'm less stunned by their qualities and more impressed with the fact that they honed the skills to get to that point.

So, to echo all those kid shows out there--if you have a dream to be/do something, do it! You can train, you can practice, you can learn. And once you get there, start working for new goals and dreams :)

Let's call this post Rambling of a Tired Woman.

Have a sunny day!