Monday, November 21, 2011


Our lives are built upon these coincidences that I happen to believe are not coincidences at all.

This past quarter I have been struggling with what I am going to do when I'm done with school.  I have a vague idea of what I want to do, but have had no idea of how to actually achieve the steps to get from Point A (graduation) to Point B (beginning of my dreams).  Last week I went to the ASHA (American-Speech-Hearing & Language) National Convention and was able to get some good tips on those first steps.

Enter Happenstance.

This past weekend I played wing-man for a dear friend. (And I played it well, I might add).  During the evening I had a great conversation with another* in the group that built upon everything I was experiencing that week.  I explained my dream of traveling speech (stateside) and my current thirst for adventure.  He asked what my dream job would be and I replied traveling internationally, living in spots for up to a year, practicing speech path.  He replied, "Ok, do it."  Which my reply was, "I don't speak tongues."  And he said, "So learn."

It's an incredible feeling when you feel as if the stars have begun to align for you and you slices of the potential that is to come.

*I just wanted to add that this individual is only in the states this week only...kind of adds to the "happenstance" of it all...

Monday, November 14, 2011


Her heart was a wide, open space expectant for what was to come.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yesterday, a friend asked me how I was, and I replied with, "I'm tired...I can't wait until next year when I won't be in school."  I was expecting sympathy, but instead, I got - "I never want to hear you say that again. You can't live in hopes of the future. This is your life. Today is your life. Yes, life is hard, and it sucks, but its up to you to thrive. If you don't like something, change it. Today is your life. not next year. NOW."

Which is exactly what I needed to hear in that very moment.

At my yoga studio, the instructors are constantly encouraging us to do our best possible.  Because if we are doing our best possible there is no room for disappointment or regret.

And so now I'm settling for nothing less than my best possible.  I'm going to thrive in this life. Today.

It's a bit thrilling...I don't know what Best Possible looks like for me, but I'm excited to find out.

It makes me smile that this post is entitled "Today" and the first word is 'Yesterday"