Today is the Day

I’m tired of being afraid, of doubting myself, of living adventures only through books because I hide my fear behind being “safe” and “reasonable”.

I’m tired of only seeing my dreams as someday and never actually doing anything to pursue them. Never taking a risk. Convincing myself if they are meant to be they will somehow just fall into my lap. Never stepping out of my comfort zone because God forbid – I might fail!

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Liebster Award: Discover New Blogs

This post is a LONG time in coming.   So first things first – thank you to James at BlottedInc for the nomination.  I bet you had given up on me!

I did a little bit of digging (but not quite enough for me to tell you to take my word for it) and found that this award is a way for bloggers to recognize other blogs they enjoy and share them with others – hence the “Discover New Blogs” caption.  Supposedly it is derived from the German word that means “beloved or dear” in English.  If you know German and want to confirm that for me – that would be awesome!  The important thing is that someone thought I was important enough to get this award and I’ve put a few weeks of thought into how to answer back!  I found a BUNCH of graphics for this and of course they all say they are the official one.  The one on BlottedInc’s post references a Global Aussie but my internet does not like the link so I’m going with one that I found that I think is pretty and is pink! Continue reading “Liebster Award: Discover New Blogs”

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge: Round 2 – Poetry Style (Day 3)

So the doctor has confirmed I am NOT dying. That is good news. No walking pneumonia or anything serious. He said it is just lingering inflammation. Rest and fluids should kick it. So he basically put me on bedrest for today. And then when I told my manager she put me on bedrest for 2 days. Part of me does not want to do this, but I know not following orders is just going to exasperate things. But I am sneaking out to do this post (and maybe a little bit of easy no brainer work.)

I guess today’s quote poetry goes along with this situation a bit. I’m having to admit that things will not fall apart without me for 2 days and my health is more important than finishing up a few work items. Seems pretty obvious, but at times it is hard to really live it. Continue reading “3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge: Round 2 – Poetry Style (Day 3)”

3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge – Day 1

Last week while I was on vacation I was tagged for this challenge and was very excited about it. And then I promptly forgot about it as I blogged about my Road Trip with the Girl. After a week of being back in the “real” world I’m caught up enough at work to catch up on some of my favorite blogs and was reminded that I need to get my butt in gear and do this challenge! So here goes!

First there are rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.

I am a rule follower, although I’m trying not to be so anal anymore (the Accountant/Auditor in me just can’t help it at times though!) So I’m going to follow the rules but put some twists on some of them (I think!)

First and foremost – a BIG THANK YOU to Crazy Lady in My Head for the nomination. And NO – this is NOT one of my many personalities wandering around in my head. This is an actual blogger who I’ve been following and was kind enough to include me in this challenge. Check her out!

Today’s Quote: Today’s quote is a serious one that goes along with the journey I’m on which led me to start this blog. Keep coming back though – I promise I’ll have some more entertaining quotes too!

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If you like this quote – check out Nahyyirah Waheed on Instagram.

My Nominations:

Walk the Goats

Anna the Fangirl

The Non-alcholic Student

Can’t wait to see what quotes you each post!

My Recommendation: Courage Over Comfort – Leadership

I’ve decided to start a new category on my blog – My Recommendation.  Today I received an email regarding a new post from one of my favorite authors – Brené Brown.  If you follow my blog much you will have seen her name as I’ve referenced her work a few times during my journey.

Today’s post is called Courage Over Comfort: Rumbling with Shame, Accountability and Failure at Work.  This spoke to me in so many ways.  One it deals with some things that I’ve been struggling with during my journey – Shame and Failure, Courage and stepping outside of my Comfort Zone.  Second, I am stepping into more of a leadership role at work and after reading this post all I could think is, “This is the kind of leader I want to be!”

So I’ll leave you with just that – a short post so you can spend your time reading Brené’s post.  It is a bit long (they actually have an estimate at the top saying it is a 9 minute read!) – but it is so worth it.  I would love to hear what you think of it.

Who Told You That?

We are all born free
and spend a lifetime
becoming slaves
to our own
false truths
~ Atticus

This week I stumbled across a poet who really speaks to me – I can relate to much of what he writes – to the point it is like he popped into my head and pulled out things I did not even know were there until I see them in writing with his name attached. Apparently he is already all the rage, but I’m a bit slow to the party at times. (Probably because I would rather stay home and read a book than go to the party!)

Have you heard of Atticus? You can find him on Instagram – @atticuspoetry and he has a book on Amazon – Love Her Wild. I like poetry but I’m not a huge fan necessarily – however, I did purchase the book. A friend keeps posting things on Facebook about his poetry and I’m loving it and decided it was time for me to get a copy of my own. I highly recommend you go check him out (after you finish reading this post of course).

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