Tag Archives: positive thinking

Make the World Happy

It’s hard to accept how small you and your life are.  It’s a strange feeling to look at the world and realize how much bigger it is than anything you can even begin to conceive.  There are millions of hierarchies, tons of groups and cliques, and over seven billion people in the world. 7,000,000,000 people.  […]

Can We Do Everything if We Want to?

Barbara Sher, author of I Could Do Anything… writes, “Scanners want to taste everything.  They love to learn about the structure of a flower, and they love to learn about the theory of music.  And the adventures of travel.  And the tangle of politics.  To scanners, the universe is a treasure house full of a […]

Words of a Recovering Pessimist

This has been a great self-discovery period for me.  It’s been two weeks since I went to a career panel here at USM and it has kind of just jump-started my thought process. My boss set up a career panel for juniors and seniors and I helped with some of the organizing but also decided […]

Half Marathon: DONE!

We ran 13.1 miles. It was windy (20mph winds), cold (a temperature near freezing), and it was windy, did I mention that? But more importantly, we did it!  We completed a half marathon. Saturday, Tanna and I arrived at Brunswick Naval Airbase to whipping winds (they were shaking my Nissan) and near-freezing temperatures but it […]

Half Marathon Training: Final Week

Running.  Running.  Running.  I almost feel like I’m not even doing it any more.  At the beginning it felt like this big endeavor but now that the run is coming up on Saturday it doesn’t even seem like a big deal. I remember last summer when my step mother and sister decided to, and ran […]

Half Marathon Training: Week Five

Eight miles was a bit of a tipping point for me. Up until Sunday, our long run day, I had felt pretty good running.  Even the seven miles last week on the treadmill was okay but eight miles?  That was tough. Despite the difficulty I did discover that I have a second wind: it came […]

More or Less: The Difference a Year Makes

I woke up on December 1st and it was just another day.  Ya, cool, it’s December, “didn’t November just fly by?” yada, yada, yada.  But last year.  Wow.  December 1st was something I very much looked forward to.  December 1st meant I could say, “I’m going home this month!!”  The sentiment of a normal December […]