Going Around in Circles

Have you ever had that feeling that you’re going around in circles?

As if whatever you do, what you think is wrong always turns out right?

Welp, sometimes it is best to go with your gut. Some moments are going to come and pass, and when they are gone you can’t get them back. Moral of the story?

I’m sick in bed and wish just knew that I should have taken that medicine back when I had the sniffles.

Give yourself a break, and make sure to follow your gut in a sea of noise.

Live Awesome and Prosper,


Sidenote: Lovebugs are the worst. Never wear white when they are outside.


Get Out There.

For most of my life I have been what they call athletically challenged.

Not overweight, just really out of shape. You know that mile run torture that was required in high school? I always had the record for the slowest. I think it was 13 minutes. Or was it 16? The heat always got to me and made me sluggish. Since then I have tried just about every convenient indoor exercise. When the Wii Fit came out, I was the first in line. Just Dance was my life. And don’t even get me started in the epicness that was Dance Dance Revolution.

But one thing that I never tried was going outside. In my last high school mile run I broke out into a horrible heat rash and promptly enrolled into virtual P.E. To me, indoor exercise was great. Exercise in an air conditioned room was heaven. But it got to the point where I would avoid the outdoors on bright summer days. My heat rashes became a crutch instead of something to overcome.

Slowly I came to realize that not going outside was symbolic of how I was going to live my life if I wasn’t careful. So much was out there to do. To see. By the end of the year I was able run that same track in record time. That crutch was gone and I was able to look forward.

For anyone that doubts their abilities, just get out there and do it. You may fail and few times. You might fail plenty of times. But keep pushing. You won’t know what you are capable of until you try.

Get out there and live your life.

Live Awesome and Prosper,


Side Note: I can still take all of you down in DDR. Just not above standard… 😀

TV Inspiration: Red Band Society

Let me tell you the truth.

I did not plan on watching Red Band Society this week.

Sure, I was going to watch it eventually. I had it set on my DVR. the night of September 17, I planned on tucking in early for the night. My computer was off. I made a batch of chamomile tea. It was raining softly.

But I had too. The television was calling me!

Maybe it was that darn commercial that gave me fuzzy friendship feelings. Maybe it was the leftover caffeine that was in the black tea before the chamomile. Who knows. Either way, I watched it. I saw. I conquered. Five minutes before the pilot ended, I was teary eyed.

You would think that a show about a hospital would be depressing. It’s actually the opposite. Something about it is uplifting. Inspirational even.

When I think of staying in a hospital, I think of losing parts of yourself. But perhaps the opposite happens. Maybe through the loss, you find the parts of yourself that you didn’t know was there.

In some ways it was exactly what I expected. In other ways I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t matter because I’m tuning in next week.

Have you guys seen it? Let me know.

Live Awesome and Prosper,


Side Note: The entire episode Ciara Bravo was giving me Big Time Rush nostalgia. So far, Leo is my favorite.

Movie Inspiration: Divergent

Here I am again with another movie inspiration!

I know that I am late on the Divergent train but I read the book and watched the movie and it is just…


I spent an entire night reading it and wow, it’s great. The movie doesn’t cover everything that happens in the book but it is great too.

What I love about it is that there is that it is more than just a teen book, it is a story with a deep meaning and characters that just stick to you like glue. I love the message about not conforming in a society that aims to but your identity into a small box. I’m already past the teen crowd and into my early twenties, but if the series helped anyone feel confident about being different, then that would be awesome.

So if you haven’t seen it yet, then I urge you to. And if I was able to magically send my kindle copies to you guys I would. Here’s my little nugget for today:

It’s okay to be who you are.

Take that in and breathe.

Live Awesome and Prosper,


Side note: Am I the only one who despised Peter in the book but actually liked him a bit in the movie? I blame Miles Teller.