Word Of The Day Challenge: Mentor The time has come for me to choose a mentor. It weighs heavily on my mind as I step into a new world so different from the one I lived even three months ago. The essence of humanity that is quickly becoming lost is learning from our elders. Wisdom … Continue reading Word of the Day Challenge: Mentor
It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin 'How many times have I heard this?' I think to myself as I am walking around a brand new unit with a brand new nurse. He was soft-spoken and gentle natured. He was walking me around the back of the unit to a … Continue reading Eating Our Young
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. ~ Robert Orben Just a little humour to start my day.
Do you know how you feel about single mothers? Or are you one? Have you heard these before?: She is lazy, her kids are out of control, she's selfish and ignores her kids, she's a slut. I've heard every single one. Said right to me by family, strangers, neighbors, and some not so awesome friends. … Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom
Photos courtesy of: cbtconferenceandexpo.com, daveramsey.com, TED.com Dave Ramsey often states that the average millionaire reads at least one non-fiction book a month. I found this an interesting tip and often try to emulate what I find worth emulating. Reading one non-fiction a month would grow me, prepare me, and educate me better than all the … Continue reading The Empowerment of Simon, Jon, and Dave
"Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn't all bad--not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life--to keep us moving...to keep us growing...to keep us interested. Imagine life without change. It would be static...boring...dull." -Dr. Dennis O'Grady
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist So today I woke up in a cold sweat. It was still dark, extra early. I had that dream again. You know, that one dream. From the time I was small I have a recurring dream, … Continue reading I Was Terrified, But I Went
Copyright Comfortpit.com “It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My … Continue reading The Importance of Being Brave
“She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.” ― David Nicholls, One Day Often … Continue reading Why is Character Description So Awkward?