Tuesday, October 10, 2006

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I attended what I believe to be one of the greatest universities in the U.S. My great university is celebrating it's homecoming this weekend and I couldn't be more excited! I love this time of year. Fall has begun, school spirit is in full swing, friends come back to our alma mater and for a few days, life seems to be very similar to the good old days in college. Of course, things have changed...the school has received a face-lift, friends have gotten married, friends are getting married, friends have new jobs, friends have new degrees, friends are finishing degrees...but with all of those changes, our friendships have stayed strong and for a few seconds when we are all laughing and reminiscing, time stands still as if nothing has changed.

Basically, I'm just completely excited to see my friends, enjoy the festivities, and witness the energy on campus. For the love of the purple and white!

Monday, October 09, 2006

A Good Quote

One of my best friends had the following quote posted on her MySpace page:

"I beg you...to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

Just thought it was an interesting quote.

Friday, October 06, 2006

A New Stage

Everyone will be remembered, and if that's the case, you have to ask yourself...how do you want your story to go?

How do you want to be remembered? By what you did for a living? By what you accomplished? Or, by how you made people feel?

Everyday is another chance for you to decide who you want to be. A chance to challenge yourself to be a different version of you. A braver version. A person who isn't afraid to grab joy and take it for a spin.

Letting go is never easy because hanging onto the past feels good. But sometimes it's only when you let go that you can make room for the rest of your life to show up.

But as hard as you think it will be to leave the old you behind, sometimes when you do, it's the most alive you've ever felt. Standing at the jumping off point is a weird feeling.