Sunday, December 30, 2012
“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot
Well Christmas is over and we will soon embark upon a new year. The turning of the calendar can often signal the turning of the page both literally and metaphorically. A new year can bring with it a new journey, new experiences, and new beginnings.
I’ve been pondering my New Year’s resolution. I believe that my resolution for 2013 will be to do more volunteer work. It’s very rewarding. I am also going to make a list of “Ten Things to Accomplish in 2013”. I will elaborate in a future blog post.
So as 2012 winds down, may we all look forward to the new beginnings that 2013 will bring :)
What excites you about a new year? Do you usually make a New Year’s Resolution?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
“When you face your fear, most of the time you will
discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation,
for it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” ~Les Brown
I was reading an article in an old issue of Readers Digest that said 97% of the world’s population has a phobia. Whether it’s spiders, closed spaces, germs, or what have you, it seems that we all have something that gives us a case of the “heebie geebies”.
From the time I was a little boy I have had a paralyzing fear of heights. I'm not sure where it originated, but it's been there as long as I can remember. I’ve never even ridden a roller coaster in my life due to this fear. Crazy eh?
Lately, I have become determined to conquer this fear. I am thinking of conquering my fear of heights by participating in one of the following three activities: zip lining, rock climbing, or parasailing. Of the three, I am leaning towards parasailing since it’s offered where I will be vacationing this summer!
I think it’s very important to conquer our fears, and I feel that by conquering this fear I will be able to engage in activities that I have previously missed out on.
What are some of your phobias?
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” ~Henry David Thoreau
Most of my life I have had this dream of traveling the world and dedicating my life to helping others. It’s something I’ve never been able to shake. Even now in life, with a good job and a feeling of being relatively settled, there is still a part of me that yearns to make this dream a reality.
It’s as if I was born with this desire. In many ways, it’s always felt like something that I am supposed to do. Does that make sense? It’s actually a very hard thing to describe. I remember thinking about this as early as age 12. I read a book about John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps initiative and it immediately resonated with me.
Lately, I have begun seriously contemplating the pursuit of this lifelong dream. Whether it’s the Peace Corps, World Teach, or United Planet, I feel it’s something that I am supposed to do. I can’t imagine anything more rewarding that becoming a part of something bigger than myself.
Did you pursue your dream? Do you have any unfulfilled dreams that you still consider pursuing?