Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top 10 things I've learned in the last 10 years

The key to life: Get up, take a shower and go to work.
Living debt free is exhilarating.
Stop complaining.
Silence is golden.
Be forgiving.
Be independent.
Be grateful.
Be productive.
You can do anything you want to do.
You can (and will) live through it.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I spent years building a bridge with those stones. 
Then one day, I walked across. 
The view is so beautiful from the other side.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Make it happen!

Step out of the box--or circle--and start enjoying every second of life. 
YOU are your only obstacle!

Monday, August 12, 2013

17 years in college...

I should have multiple PhDs with the amount of time I went to college.
I took two and three classes a semester while working and raising a family over 17 years.
People used to say, "Two classes a semester? That's going to take like 15 YEARS to're going to be like 40 when you graduate!"
I used to answer, "How old will I be in 15 years if I don't go back to school?"
The time passed...and I received my Bachelor's Degree a week after my 37th birthday.
I was the happiest girl at the graduation.
And it STILL makes me happy to know that I have a degree...and that I didn't give up on my dream.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

LOVE this one!

...this is how I've been living the last eight and a half years.
And it's been magnificent.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Montage Master

 Last night was my Masters' Dinner. My third and best...and most meaningful.

I SO love my job...
and my boyfriend...
and my friends...
and dessert...
and kind words.

 I sat there last night...looking around...listening...
and thinking...
I am exactly where I always wanted to be. Happy in EVERY single area of my life.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Channeling Travel

                                  “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” --Rumi

                                 “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” --Elizabeth Gilbert

                                                                             “Not all those who wander are lost.” --J.R.R. Tolkien

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” --Isabelle Eberhardt

“Every traveler knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” --Judith Thurman