13 lessons I learned in 2013

13. Count to 10 and take a deep breath. My mom has always told me that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, I lack it. But what I have learned in 2013, is that sometimes you have no other choice than to be patient.  Whether its dealing with people who infuriate you, to worrying about things … Continue reading 13 lessons I learned in 2013

my Christmas miracle

This was the very first Christmas without my grandpa around.  I noticed it most when, at my grandma's this afternoon, he wasn't around to cut ham for sandwiches as we exchanged gifts. But another tradition I was unaware of was tree decorating.  Apparently, my grandpa would always decorate his family tree, but I never knew … Continue reading my Christmas miracle

5 years later…

In my very first class of college, the professor started with an ice breaker for everyone to get to know each another.  The question was, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" My answer revolved around being a teacher, and hopefully, out of school with a job.  That was it. I didn't think of … Continue reading 5 years later…

do something a little different

I haven't ran in about eight years, since my freshman year of high school when my running career ended.  I always loved running. I found it to be my adrenaline rush and my way to relax all at once. But over the years, I lost it and found different ways of finding relaxing adrenaline rushes, … Continue reading do something a little different

sit down, shut up and stay out of my way

There is nothing more defeating then when others think the worst of you. Actually, there is something that tops that, when people you trust enough and love enough to take a bullet for, when those people, not only think the worst about you, but are willing to believe and accept the worst about you. Yeah, … Continue reading sit down, shut up and stay out of my way

Expect the unexpected

I am a person with the highest expectations.  I strive to be the best just as much as I want the best for the people that surround me.  Lately, I have been learning that the higher the expectation the greater the disappointment. I am just now seeing that the higher we hold ourselves, but even … Continue reading Expect the unexpected

I hugged a stranger today…

It is true. Today, I hugged a stranger. Let me defend myself.  Today was an amazing day.  I haven't had a day like it in quite some time.  It was one of those days of just pure hyper love that boils over into, well, hugging a stranger. Recently, I have had the pleasure of hearing … Continue reading I hugged a stranger today…