Monday, April 26, 2010

Living Boldly...

I just finished an amazing book. I was bored at the library one day and started browsing when this title caught my eye. I decided to read it and I am pleasantly surprised that I did. It's an amazing spiritual perspective on dealing with the scary issues of life. The chapters talk about different scenarios that each of us will face throughout our life and it presents ways to understand these challenges without fearing them. Fear is a natural human emotion but we can overcome that fear through knowledge and understanding.

Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World By: Harold Kushner

Friday, April 9, 2010

Words of Wisdom

I love quotes and pieces of wisdom thus I think this will be a reoccurring post for me... different quotes that have inspired me, made me think in a new way or given me hope...

"Perception is reality"

We may not have a choice in what happens to us or the world around us but we do have a choice in our perception of the world around us...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Making the Grade

I recently made a "bucket list" of things I wanted to accomplish in my life. Graduating with honors has been on that list for a long time now. I vividly remember graduating high school and watching people around me stand up as they announced the different honors. From that moment forward I knew that someday I wanted that to be me. I regret the fact that I didn't give more effort in high school, but obviously that's in the past. Graduating college with honors was a way to prove to myself that I have potential. Potential to be the best.

When my best friend died only a month away from graduating with honors herself, my desire to graduate with honors was only amplified. I've been dedicated to my education and giving everything I can to maintain my GPA. Ironically, when my fiancee passed away I lost that focus. I barely passed 2 classes that I took right after his death...

All hope has not been lost. I can still graduate with honors as long as I pass all of my remaining classes with an "A". I've come too far to give up now. I was aiming to graduate Summa Cum Laude (3.75) but considering the circumstances and everything I have fought through, I think it's fair to say that I would be extremely proud to graduate Cum Laude with a 3.6. I won't know for sure if I can graduate with honors until my last class is over in December....

To Be Continued...