Month: August 2012

Clam Chowder at the Wharf. #yum (Taken with Instagram)


Thanking all the Kind People in the World

Sometimes it takes something as small as a woman with an entire cart full of groceries allowing you to cut her in line when she notices you only have 3 items to make your day.

This taught me two things: 1) It really is the little things and random acts of kindness that make this world beautiful. And 2) Be kind, whenever possible. You never know whose day you’ll turn around.

Taste the rainbow 🙂 #antioxidants (Taken with Instagram)


Saw this on FB and had to share!

Love this. All things most women (and many men) need to start to bare in mind.

Day 1. On My Own.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, I must admit… the primary recurring thought of this slurry of a Monday was “WAIT, NO, I REALLY DO WANT TO BE A BARISTA FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!”

I know it will get easier. We always know it will get easier. But during the start of anything new, it feels like it will simply NOT be alright. Ever. Today, I felt a true panic set in that my new employers made a mistake. I was absolutely NOT capable of the job they hired me to do, and felt an unassailable urge to flee the premises, as I had represented myself falsely as one capable of this supervisory position.

Naturally, after a few short (hours of) breaths, one to three moments of sniffled back tears, and some serious self-love and focus, I remembered that I actually am quite capable. Although I felt as if I were drowning in new information, and my expertise in this role might be nowhere in site, I was chosen for a reason.

As human beings, I believe we are incredibly capable of adapting to some seriously strange situations. And I’m fortunate enough to be able to reserve this adaptation power to learn new tasks, rather than moving my entire village or fighting off a saber tooth tiger.

Change. Is. Positive.


During this one life, we can hide behind a protective shell, made up of the qualities that we think others want to see, or we can simply BE who we are, and hope for the best. When it really comes down to it, about half of the people will like you better as the shell you’ve created, while the other half will love the real person underneath that shell. And it’s far less exhausting to just be yourself.

Break out of your shell, and let the real you shine through. Those who will love you for who you are deserve the chance.

Most people: don’t eat ice cream, pizza, bread, sugar, fat, or fried food. EVER.
Me: oh I’m sorry I couldn’t hear you over the sound of MODERATION.