Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm loving the pursuit of education . . .

     I am currently sitting at Weber State University in the grand new Elizabeth Hall waiting for my Shakespeare class to begin.  I have to admit that often times this is a hard class for me, due to how long it is and how little we seem to talk about Shakespeare.  While this is currently the case I do have to say how wonderful it has been this semester.  I am taking classes that are stretching me beyond my comfort zone - Linguistics, Shakespeare, Physics, Nature Writing and Math.  While those might be right up your alley they are certainly not mine.  I have to admit that while I have always loved to learn I have not always loved getting an education.  I have come to the conclusion this semester that all along I have been more like avoiding an education than actually getting one.  I have been afraid that maybe I'm not smart enough to handle things that challenge me and take me past things I already know.  I was looking to take the easiest route, the easy "A", where I could coast through.  That, I believe, has been a detriment.  I am busier that I have ever been with more things to read that I think that I can get through, but not withstanding I find myself happier about where my schooling is and I found that I am fascinated by learning something new.
    Now all of that is not to say that I haven't learned something before but I guess it's more of an observation on attitude and how leaving fear aside can change things.  That I guess is my goal for this new year - leave the fear aside.  There are too many times that I let fear dictate- what I can do or who I am and it's been the key to misery, and no one wants to be miserable.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh Canada . . .

Get well soon friend, get well.  
Much love

Thursday, January 15, 2009

And then there was ONE . . .

There is room for one more person to receive something wonderful (and I mean wonderful, not to brag or anything but I am an outstanding gift-giver:), in this pay it forward thing.  There must be more than 2 people who at times glance this way at my blog and want to participate - or maybe not and if not Gabby and Rose are going to get something even better!!  Thanks for reading, you two!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Do you wanna win . . . . . @ Pay it Forward?

Hey All - -

My dear sister Wendy posted on her blog a few days ago about a "Pay it Forward" she participated in from a friends blog that ended with getting fun free stuff in the mail.  She was doing her part by posting on her blog and I did my part by commenting and winning one of those free things she will now send me:)  Now that I have thoroughly confused everyone I will post the rules that come directly from her blog and can't wait to see who the first 3 people are that comment . . . 

"Here are the rules: The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way. This is how it works… I am going to agree to send something fun, inspiring or uplifting to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry (please leave your email address if I don’t all ready have it.).
In turn you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog. There are no cost restraints, but don’t go crazy! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique fom where you live? And remember that kindness doesn’t have to involve money; there are untold ways to help others every single day, everywhere you go - just look around.”

Alright then, sounds like fun!  
If you want something from me be one of the first three:)  (hey mario, does that line count as poetic?)

Ready . . . . . .and . . . . .. . GO!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cannot even form words . . .

ugghhh!  Yeah - that's about all I got for the likes of blogging.  I honestly feel zero desire to blog even though I could talk about Christmas, New Year's, my trip to El Paso, school, etc. . . .  Maybe later - until then . . .ugggghhhhhhhh!