I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to live 30 years! There are many people who don't make it to their third decade. The universe wants me alive for a reason. Where should I start? Age 29, the last year of my 20's. It felt like it. I experienced the classic dating pitfalls, … Continue reading 30 years grateful
I'm so happy to have two snow days in a row. The universe has unexpectedly blessed me with a much needed 5 day weekend. Monday, I took a sick day because it is my God-given right. Yesterday, my college closed due to inclement weather and today the school decided to give it's employees another … Continue reading Grateful for Snow Days!
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu; ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism Wake up call! Yesterday, as I was leaving my hometown of Chicago, a huge feeling … Continue reading Living in the Present
I got a job offer about 2 weeks ago as a Coordinator of Cooperative Education and I love it so far. I started last week and it was fabulous! I have great colleagues. Everyone is so friendly. The work is challenging yet exciting. I'm feeling so grateful! I was telling my friends that I'm so … Continue reading I Got a Job!
As I reflect on the year, I can choose to focus on my unmet expectations and struggles or I can solely share the joys of this year. I choose to do both. Life is full of ups and downs. The good times....and the bad times are part of my journey. I truly believe that acknowledging … Continue reading This Year, I am grateful for my unemployment
I just want to take this moment to share my gratitude for my brother. A brother that I haven't seen in 18 months spent the Thanksgiving holiday with me. I was overjoyed. We had a lovely time together. We explored downtown Boston, visited Bunker Hill Monument, ate a lot, and laughed super hard (Sibling inside … Continue reading Feeling Grateful
My last post was pretty depressing yet motivational. I talked about how my body is in fight mode. I've been feeling stressed, depressed and unmotivated yet I'm deciding to keep fighting. Earlier today, I told a friend of mine that I feel like I'm going through a form of bipolar. Some days I'm depressed and other days … Continue reading Ups and Downs
A few months ago, I attended a church service and the pastor posed the question, "Close your eyes and think of home. What do you see? Where's home?" At the time, I thought of Chicago and my family and friends. Last week, as I was finishing a grueling, hectic and stressful summer teaching program in … Continue reading Home
In my effort, to stay on this April challenge of gratitude, I will be grateful for the job that almost gave me a nervous breakdown. Yes, I am grateful for the very job that I am trying to escape. Here are four reasons why: I get periodic vacations. Yesterday, I climbed the 300 steps of … Continue reading I am grateful for my job
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