Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks will be speaking at Towson University on Wednesday, March 30th. The event starts at 6 p.m., and will be held in the Chesapeake Rooms in the University Union on campus....more
Happy Friday, everyone! Today in BlogHer Network Member News: Updates from Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks, Florinda Pendley Vasquez of The 3 R's Blog, Erica of My Colombian Recipes, Esther Feng from for such a time as this, and Heather of It's Twinsanity!...more
I think so often we get so caught up in the accomplishing, we forget what great merit and joy there is in just the trying. There's something to be said in claiming for yourself, "I'm the kind of person who would try eating a strange food/learning a new skill/experiencing a new thing." And if, in the process we actually succeed, well, honey, that's just gravy.
Originally, I assumed journaling was about writing very lofty thoughts in beautifully bound journals every single day, for the purposes of baring one's darkest and most emotionally-wrenching secrets from the depths of one's soul for all posterity. You know, like Anne Frank, except more profound.
When I was enrolled in engineering school, my father gave me all my old report cards. One from first grade was particularly telling: Karen is doing very well in reading and shows a talent for arithmetic, it read, but she shows no aptitude for art.
Choosing to live a more authentic life two years ago has required me to be very conscious of how I spend my days and how I live. It's not always easy, but it's very much like the thoughts Beth shared with us in response to the video on her blog: "I have reached the conclusion that regardless of whether other people are being authentic, I don't want to be held hostage by my fears of what people will think or say. I want to be me.
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