Yearly Archives


I want to be me.

December 26, 2007

December 26, 2007 Merry Christmas Everyone! This year we celebrated at my sister’s house, where I brought my favorite homemade dishes: Brownies and Salad! It is our tradition to stay up until midnight and open presents…I was so excited watching my family open gifts that took time, thought and preparation. Right now I am in a solemn mood from a head cold, a burning deadline and a familiar feeling of solitude.  I am not a lonely person, for I see…

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the gift of gratitude

December 19, 2007

December 18, 2007 This past weekend, I did something one should never do during the holiday season: I went shopping on Sunday. Not only was it crazy busy, but there were clothes strewn around department store aisles, parking lots were filled with walking targets and holiday cheer was expressed through unfriendly smiles and semi-polite excuse mes. Ive never been a fan of crowded environments and tend to zone off into a dizzy, zombie-like world when my mind becomes too stimulated. …

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Killing my Ego

December 15, 2007

December 14, 2007 I’ve been terrible at updating this site. There are a few reasons why that is: Firstly, my computer crashed last week and I just had it shipped back to me today. Secondly, I’ve been busy with tons of parties and Christmas preparations. Lastly, I’ve been inundated with a non-ending ‘to do’ list including teaching Catechism classes, writing articles, running errands and working out. This Christmas season makes me very nostalgic of holiday’s past – I still have…

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my deepest insecurity

November 28, 2007

November 28, 2007 I celebrated my 27th birthday on Monday. I don’t feel old nor young. I feel like I haven’t fully settled since the road trip last week. While I am usually an action oriented person, I feel like Ive been stalling in that department as I haven’t been writing a lot, reading enough, working as hard or training intensely. Now while there is some truth to that perspective, there is also a bias perception of my reality influencing…

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Choosing to be “the one”

November 21, 2007

November 20, 2007 I am currently on my laptop, in the passengers seat on my way to LA from Las Vegas. We started in Mississippi then drove to Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.  We visited great parks such as Mount Rushmore, Fossil Lakes, Arches Park, Meteor Crater and Grand Canyon.The past week has been filled with rest stop breaks, car karaoke, impromptu hiking and deep conversations on life, feelings and future. Most often in my…

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Top 6 Tips when writing in a Finess Journal

November 19, 2007

I am a huge fan of journaling – huge fan of documenting – and a huge fan of putting everything out like an excel sheet to see what I did right, what I did wrong and what ultimately spurred me to success. When you have a fitness journal it can be very instrumental for you – You can utilize it to document your thoughts, your diet, your workouts, your goals, your measurements… for me, I do ALL of those things.…

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the science of love

October 29, 2007

October 29, 2007 I have a way I begin and end each journal entry. Ive followed the same routine for the past 2.71 years and have been able to accomplish heartfelt entries each week and every month. Right now, I admittedly feel as if I forgot how I did it…I don’t know how I write.  I don’t know how I come up with my weekly meanderings about life, meanings, concepts and desires. In this last month, I felt as if…

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Going against the grain.

October 17, 2007

October 16, 2007 I will be completely honest. I have been uninspired to write these last few weeks. I’ve been busy driving to meetings, engagements and the gym. I’ve been working on projects that refuse to finish. And I’ve been distracted by a man named David. I’m finding my journal writings, podcasts and blog entries to be more opinionated, less fluffy, yet equally deep.  Public opinion is a challenge any person deals with when putting him/her self “out there”.  As…

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unpretty ruminations

October 8, 2007

October 8 , 2007 I have this big, blue project binder that gets heavier and heavier each week. At any given moment, that binder is somewhere 20 feet around me for it houses all my projects, timelines, updates and brainstorming ideas. If I could symbolize why I haven’t been able to post in the last 2 weeks, I would put that binder, my cell phone and the genetic DNA strand in my genes that represent persistence. A single day represents…

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Life is not a popularity contest

September 28, 2007

September 27, 2007 I’ve never been popular. Ever. I never wear the most fashionable clothes. I never interact with the coolest people.  I never do the most sociable things…and probably most significantly, I’m never popular amongst folks because I never say the right things. My journal entries don’t agree with everyone. My daily activities don’t jive with all peers. My energy doesn’t mix with most strangers. I’m selective who I keep in my inner circle, just as those in my…

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