Wise Words: The Silent Chapter

Everyone has a chapter they don’t read out loud.  Unknown Seriously. Everyone. And it doesn’t have to be dark or negative or something ghastly or shocking. Sometimes there are things that are private. Things that you only tell people who have earned your trust. And sometimes not even then. Silent doesn’t mean bad either. You’re just […]

Wise Words: The Illusion

“The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. The tunnel is.” ~ Uncredited There is something about this quote that’s both inspiring and . . . calls for thought.  It’s inspiring in the way that motivational quotes inspire. They keep you motivated. They give you hope. And I cannot help but admire […]

Wise Words: A Creative Life

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard this quote was Meet the Robinson and the “keep moving forward” mantra. But how often do we skip doing something, skip pushing ourselves to the limit, simply because we don’t want to […]

Wise Words: Two Roads

Someone once asked me “why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied “why do you assume I see two roads?” ~Unknown Maybe it’s because I’m taking a philosophy course (which I don’t think that’s entirely why) or because I’m always curious or because I’m always open to other perspectives (not that […]

Wise Words: Being Normal

My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage. Aunt Frances ~ Practical Magic  I can’t remember a time where I thought I was normal. I always felt a little bit … off from my classmates and friends. There were […]

Wise Words: Endless Opportunities

When you look at the possibilities instead of the problems, the future is filled with endless opportunities. Zig Ziglar Imagine, for a moment, your life stretched out before you. As with all things, there is some good and some bad.  Think of how you would react to these ups and downs. I think it’s safe […]