The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

When I was about fifteen years old, during a visit with his family at Christmas time, my dad told me that the shirt I was wearing made me look like I worked in a gas station. He then proceeded to lecture me about the importance of "dressing for success." (The shirt, by the way, was … Continue reading The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

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The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

So...it's over! The 3 year journey that took me through grad school: three universities, three programs, one degree -- that actually sounds worse than it really is, and someday I'll share the whole story with you, but not today. I'll end up with either a 3.88 or a 3.89 GPA depending on whether I made … Continue reading The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

Getting All Third-Persony About It

Sorry for the delay in posts the last week or so. I've been a little busy trying to start my life all over again, 'n' stuff. (A quick note to new readers: anytime you see words underlined or in a different color, you can click on them to read something related to the current post. Okay, … Continue reading Getting All Third-Persony About It

Where’s the Off Switch For My Brain? (Pic of the Day – May 18)

I can certainly relate to this! If overthinking is an art then I'm Pablo Picasso. Not only do I overthink, but every thought is messy and disjointed and mutated and. . .ugly! Where's the off switch for my brain? People like me who suffer from anxiety and depression often find themselves overthinking--creating problems where none … Continue reading Where’s the Off Switch For My Brain? (Pic of the Day – May 18)

Just get up and do something (Quote of the Day – April 14)

Our challenge then, as human beings, is to not allow ourselves to be paralyzed with fear and doubt. Our challenge is, as I've said many times before, keep moving forward. Look fear in the face and move on. Let doubt have its say and move on.

Where there is faith, I’ll figure out a way to doubt (Quote of the Day – February 22)

I'm not sure when exactly it was that I started being a doubtful person, but I know I was pretty young. I've never really had much confidence in my abilities or my talents. I need constant reassurance that I'm doing a good job. I set ridiculous benchmarks for myself to make sure that I'm still … Continue reading Where there is faith, I’ll figure out a way to doubt (Quote of the Day – February 22)