November 6th has been one of the very best days I have had in a long time. We all have days when things are going well and we get through the day without incident. Frequently, little things will happen that we are appreciative of or just thoroughly enjoy. But it is rather rare, I think,… Continue reading November 6th
The things we spend our lives worrying about probably say a lot about us. It says where our priorities are. It says who we love. It says what we want. It says what we're most afraid of. It says everything. I worry about my family and how little they understand each other. I don't mean… Continue reading Worries
It was years ago that I once and for all gave up the notion of making New Year's Resolutions. Of all the resolutions I've made in my life, never have I accomplished a single one the whole year through. And I know that this is common - it's even a running joke. But when I… Continue reading Resolution
I've been musing - what's the difference between our daydreams and our aspirations? Is there a real difference or is it just a matter of which things we choose to pursue? Does it all originate as a daydream and later become an aspiration - how does this work? Sometimes I think I know what my… Continue reading Daydreams
Have you ever arrived home and found no one there, and instantly felt that gleeful strip-down, dance-in-your-underwear sort of freedom? If you haven't, then I'm not sure what planet you're from. Anyone who lives alone gets to bask in the glory of this feeling on a daily basis. Those with family or room mates may rarely… Continue reading Ever dance in your underwear?
A few years ago I had the pleasure of spending a few months of the summer in Ireland. It was two summers in a row actually, and truth be told it changed my perspective on life. I met some of the most enjoyable people I've ever encountered, from all parts of the world. I've never… Continue reading Ulysses
I had an unexpected conversation the other night that has stayed with me all day. I was talking to my older brother about life; how we've changed since we were kids, and what we thought we'd be doing and what we thought we'd be like. My brother and I don't often have what you'd call… Continue reading Castles and Nomads
I read something just recently which gave me pause. They were the words of Oscar Wilde. "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation." I have liked the word mimicry since I was a small child. There's just something about the way it looks and the way it sounds. But these words stopped me in my tracks and got me thinking.
I try not to talk about it because I tend to get way too excited about it, but if you haven't figured it out already, the Peace Corps has been a life long dream of mine. I am pretty sure I was younger than 10 when I read something in a National Geographic magazine about a Peace… Continue reading Peace Corps
We're just now half way through December and I've already seen an increasing number of resolutions posts cropping up on all sorts of social media. This post isn't about resolutions, not in the sense of things I've resolved for the future. That may be a future post. This post is more looking back than looking… Continue reading Reflecting on 2014