Thursday, October 25, 2007

Today’s Path: Are You a Rock Star?

It is Halloween time, and everyone is preparing their Halloween costumes and masks. But what about the masks we wear everyday?

Yeah, sometimes they are called hats; however, how you act in that hat is your mask.

This is something that I myself am trying to overcome. I am this person at work, this person at school and this person everywhere else. It’s like I am expected to fit into each role and display certain characteristics.

I am DONE with being a different person in each place…DONE!!

I am a ROCK STAR, as my good friend Gena tells me. I am a rock star at work, school and everywhere in between.

What defines who you are? What do you do? What do you like most about you and what do you like the least? They all make up who you are.

Even when you are yelling at your little brother for leaving things in the middle of the floor and you trip over them in the morning, it is a part of YOU!!!

Decide who you want to be. Because I am a ROCK STAR, and I am going to party like one!!!


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Today's Path: Get into it!

Last night at work we held our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Event. Trunk or treating is a way to ensure that kids stay safe around Halloween. Families decorate the trunks of their cars and the kids go from trunk to trunk "Trunk" or treating.

Besides the Trunk or Treating, we had several other games. I was in charge of the mummy wrapping contest. I think, the best activity the entire night. The kids were racing to see who could wrap their mummy the fastest.

After a few pairs went, we were down to only three kids at a time wanting to race. So I helped the odd person and wrapped them.

I only intended to wrap one or two mummies, but four mummies later I was not doing to hot.

I was so dizzy I could not stand up. My boss came over and told me I got into the event too much.

Wait a second back this train up! I got into it too much? What is the point if you aren't going to jump in and have fun? Granted I did pay for it that night, but oh well.

If you are going to do something, do it because it is fun and you want to, not because you have to.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Today's Path: The bad "AH!" to the good "ah"

As a senior in college (that sounds weird but it's true) I find my time very limited. I intern, work and take 21 hours at school. I forget to take time for me, and I end up tired, cranky and just not me.

I haven't taken "me time" in quite a while. I was going "AH!!!" because I was stressed and letting the little thoughts of "where am I going in life? what am I going to do when I graduate? where is my Magic 8 Ball to tell me what to do?" creep in and dig at me.

But yesterday, I change to "ah." I took a personal day. Yes, I did.

After class it was all about me. I just relaxed and best of all, I took a nice long nap. It was so refreshing. The best thing was I went back to living in the now. When I get stressed I start worrying about the future, and I forget about the now.

Finding the time to have "me time" is hard, but once you taste it you don't want to leave.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Today's Path: Having Fun

I saw a write up about this video online about a week ago, and then my Spanish Professor showed it in class. It is hillarious!!

It shows what you can do with only one semester of spanish, granted I do not believe it is a love song.

This goes to prove that taking a chance can be a lot of fun. Throwing caution to the wind can take to places you never thought you could go.

Enjoy the video and stop out side the box today.

For more videos you can find more where I found this one here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Today's Path: The "Escape Adulthood" Blog

Today I was surfing around just hitting some of the usual websites, and bam! There it was. Probably the best website I have seen in, well, ever.

Kim & Jason-Escape Adulthood

If you have felt like you needed something more the past days, weeks, months or even years, you need to visit this website. Creators Kim and Jason's goal is to eliminate Adultitis.

If you think you might have adultitis, take the test and find out. Unfortunately, I have Stage 1 Adultitis, but I am taking control of it.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Today's Path: What do you do when there is no book to tell you what to do?

The past few weeks have been quite hard. I have had to make many decisions about things, some decisions easier than others, and I have had to see some friends make decisions that were not the easiest.

Some of the decisions that need to be made in life, I wish there was a book or a website or something that said with flashing lights and stars that said, "The Best and Only Way To..." Life would be so much easier if there were those types of books, but there aren't.

So that brings me to my question, What do you do when there is no book to tell you what to do? A close friend of mine brought this question up when we were talking about decisions we both were having to make. It made me really think. We have websites and books for everything possible except where we need it most, the decisions that have several different aspects to them that each aspect is so unique the decision itself can only be made by one person, YOU.

The book we all need is one that will help up see the questions we need to ask before and after we make a decision.

The first question being is the situation I am in beneficial for me?
The second question being is there any hope, even a little, for a positive outcome to this situation?
The third question is can I grow from this situation?

If the answer to either of the first two is no then you have to start making that hard choice to separate from it. Separating from it can be very hard because of a strong relationship or bond you have with others involved. Separating does not mean you have to sever all communications with them you just have to take yourself out of the middle of the situation.

In any situation you should be able to grow from some part of it, even if it is the separation.

But above all else you have to remember you have to take care of you first. It sounds selfish, but if you are not all there emotionally then you are not as good to those around you!