“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey I love this quote because I agree one hundred percent. What I love about fiction books is that we get to experience the lives of other characters and learn and grow with them. I had the wonderful opportunity of … More IA: Initiate and Creating Your Future Despite Your past
I was nominated for this award by a blogger friend I was lucky enough to recently meet. Thank you very much, Oristel Guenael! His personal story is TOUCHING. He is making a difference and has overcome so much! Read Oristel’s story under his Blogger Recognition Award. There are amazing bloggers out there who have such great … More Blogger Recognition Award
Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence
During my PhD studies, I took an entire course on concept analysis. I almost wanted to die during this course. It wasn’t that the course was difficult; instead, it was rather abstract. In the course, we picked a concept (e.g., risk) and examined the literature using a systematic process to understand the concept from multiple … More Concept: Writer
Being a writer is a lot harder than it appears. I recently finished Steven King’s book, On Writing. It was refreshing to hear the “author king” (literally) have many doubts for years even after all of his success. His wondered if his work was “good enough.” I didn’t realize that even “the man” thought that. … More Hard Work and Luck
I had the great opportunity to watch the Jabbawockeez tonight. I loved how they expressed themselves through their bodies with no help from their faces. In their own creative way, they told a story tonight. One of the things I picked up tonight was their spin on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. This was … More Jabbawockeez and Willy Wonka?
One of my sisters visited me several years ago, and I took her around to a fun filled day of soccer, football, lacrosse, and baseball games! As she was sipping her Starbucks coffee and we were at our third game of the day, she looked at me and said, “So your life really is over … More Life Is Over After Having Kids?