Necessary Pauses

Summer in California

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire A whole summer has gone by. A summer of adventure, new experiences, ups and downs. A summer much like the spring and winter and autumn before it. Except I haven’t blogged as much in this season as I did […]

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Walk to the Sound of Your Own Drum

Walk to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat. – Kim Cattrall We hear it all the time. “Be yourself, and you’ll be fine.” A common phrase, yes. It’s often heard before a big job interview, or when a parent drops his or her child off on the first day of school. It’s prevalence, however, does not […]

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It’s All an Adventure

It's All an Adventure

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt The unpredictable nature of life is what makes it an adventure. Each new day brings a new opportunity for something to surprise us, inspire us, challenge us. This day brings the start of my adventure before the adventure. […]

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Road Trip to the West Coast

Road Trip to the West Coast

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.  – Confucius It’s been an interesting few months. Since moving forward from my teaching career last October, I’ve really had some time to think, explore, and prepare for the changes to come. When it came down to it, deciding to make a career […]

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It’s All Within Your Reach

It’s all within your reach. The word “all” can refer to anything you’re currently trying to accomplish. Take these children, for example: they are working hard, running and crouching low, all so they can reach their goal of popping each tantalizing bubble. No matter what your goal is – if you work hard and stay focused, it will […]

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Flying Solo

As I cruised down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu for the first time – just me, my iced latte, and my rental car – I felt chills as I rounded every curve of the road. Sweeping views of the turquoise water and surrounding, rocky cliffs were all my eyes could see…it was enough to […]

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