The Life Builder's Creed Today is the most important day of my life. Yesterday with its successes and victories, struggles and failures is gone forever. The past is past. Done. Finished. I cannot relieve it. I cannot go back and change it. But I will learn from it and improve my today. TODAY. This moment. … Continue reading Content
Over the past 7 years, my life has taken some unexpected turns, most of which were painful. I have learned a lot, especially about mental health and how to take care of myself and protect my relationships. One of the practices that got me through some of the dark moments was to write down things … Continue reading Seek the Simplicity
I know too much! I can't ignore it. I have to make a final decision. It is becoming increasingly difficult to turn a blind eye to the truth concerning animal products. There is so much research out and having heard or read most of it, it requires me to make up my mind. Will I … Continue reading To Be or Not To Be – What was the question?
God is Love. This profound yet simple sentence has captured my heart. I don't believe I will ever realize the full impact of this three word phrase, but it has already begun to change the way I view my Creator. At the beginning of January, 2011, I attended a christian youth conference in Orlando, Florida … Continue reading Boiled Down
There is an unique excitement that accompanies a new year. Endless possibilities and the feeling of invincibility drives us to set grand goals. We tell ourselves, "This year will be different. This year everything changes for the better." As much as I appreciate and participate in this kind of heroic optimism, I have been compelled … Continue reading 2018
Finally, the best holiday has arrived. Family, friends, games, pies, vegan turkey, and thanksgiving. The food may be the first theme that comes to mind, but we know it is so much more, it is a celebration of life. This entire week is a reminder of where we came from and what is important. It … Continue reading Thanks-A-Million
AHHHH! I made 100% on my Organic Chemistry exam!!! It feels as though I finally infiltrated the smart part of my brain that was hidden away in an impenetrable fortress. It has been such a long time since I saw such a score on any exam, (sad but true), but this means that the habits … Continue reading The name’s Bond. Ionic Bond. Taken, not shared.
It's official! After taking off a whole year from university to clear my head and pay back debt, I enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. And am beginning to feel the pressure. Sunday night, sitting here on the floor in my room surrounded by books, papers, notes, voice recordings, pens, and my sleeping … Continue reading Back in the Game
What an amazing, once in a lifetime, historic event! Waiting for one minute of spectacular beauty. It was incredible. I feel so blessed to have been in the path of totality for the solar eclipse. There are no words to describe the excitement of watching the moon slowly obscure the light of the sun. The … Continue reading Path of Totality
In my previous post, I reflected on being single and expressed my frustration at not finding my love story yet. I take it back. No more feeling sorry for myself or wondering where my life has gone. This sabbath at church, I heard a great sermon on building a solid foundation in my spiritual life, … Continue reading Take Back