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    Something Is Happening Here

    It’s getting easier to share my writings and as comments pour in there is a new found motivation happening. So far the topics that seem to resonate the most are fitness/wellness and health, beauty, faith and spirituality, and a few of the life lessons learned. While this is an assumption, it informs me that the writing needs to be relatable and not always offer a solution-  but perhaps invite someone to share their experience, thoughts and opinions. A common ground really. But something else is happening as well, showing up to my blog allowed me to talk freely (where I felt comfortable in sharing publicly) about myself, my struggles, fears and…

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    It feels so good to just…

    mmm, not sure what you were thinking but I was going to write, “It feels so good to just create”. I promise you I’ve been adding so much pressure and so many things to my plate. There’s been so much noise around me that once I decided to say “F#&% it” and create without any specific outcome – it feels so good. This creating came from a song in my heart and decided to create around that.

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    The Gift of Service

    At the end of the day, most jobs are servicing people. There is a need that is met for someone. It seems this is often forgotten and over looked. Regardless if you are a janitor mopping floors and cleaning toilets, at a front desk greeting people, at a restaurant taking orders, at a nail salon getting pampered, or a pilot in an airplane people are being serviced by and for people. Yet people are complicated and have issues – from having a bad day, to being over worked and underpaid, or mismanaging their finances, to just not liking their job and feeling they deserve something of more prestige — perhaps its…

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    In Session

    So as I mentioned, my online classes started and I spent a few hours last night jotting down notes, sketches and answering online questions while going through insights to innovation. Initially its a bit intimidating. There are nearly 400 people taking this online course. Notifications and emails are consistently coming in. I’m tempted to read them all! There are unique challenges throughout and you choose one to focus on throughout the course. One of them reminds me of the openIDEO challenge: developing a product or service with credit unions for 60 year olds. There were some really great projects that came about of that. We started the course by observing visually.…

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    Waiting For Inspiration

    Waiting for inspiration is probably one of the worst things you can do. There is no guarantee that inspiration will motivate you to take action on what you’ve been stalling on. I’ll admit, I was stalling on writing today. I completed an entire paragraph only to l feel that my topic wasn’t genuine or interesting. In my opinion it was full of fluff. I was writing just to write. It then made me think – what was it that I was searching for? Why wasn’t I writing? Then the thought crossed my mind, “I don’t feel inspired.” It’s true, I wasn’t feeling inspired. But should we wait to feel inspired…

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    A Life Of Waiting

    How many times have you said these things? I can’t wait until I’m an adult!  I can’ wait until I’m older! I can’t wait to get to high school, college, graduate… I can’t wait until I’m 21  I can’t wait to have a boyfriend I can’t wait to get married I can’t wait to have children I can’t wait to get that promotion…..  As you get older the “I can’t wait turns into something else. Other people are waiting to see your life transform. Maybe its so that you can share experiences and stories (that’s the positive spin on it – but not everyone is for you). It doesn’t help…

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    The End of College Life

    For the past hour and a half, (time is currently 10:16 am) I have been looking to find a theme that would WOW the heck outta me. But to my surprise – or maybe not – all the themes that I feel would fit my personality or that seemed to work were under premium. Seems like you can’t really get anything good for free these days. With that said I am going to learn how to do web design! Anyway, as I reflect on graduation coming up I can’t help but feel both anxious and excited. For as long as I can remember my mom has been the loudest cheerleader…