Didn’t get interviews for two fellowships, but got one for teach for america. Mixed feelings.
- Nothing is more sacred than your own code of honor.
- It’s important to ask the big questions of life.
- My time on this earth is short and precious – so I must not squander it.
- Leaders must always set the example.
- It helps to find humor in even the darkest situations.
- Fighting a friend rarely helps.
- Proactive is light-years better than reactive.
- Dreams are fanastic, but they must be put into motion.
- Nothing is more exciting than engaging with a new and interesting idea.
- Sharing is caring.
- We should always encourage others to dream.
- Never letting life get me down for too long.
- Working hard, damn hard, is good for the soul.
- Discovering your passions and gifts are of paramount importance.
- There is strength in you that you didn’t know was there until you call on it.
- You are more powerful than you know.
- Enjoy every moment, because pleasure inevitably fades.
- Money is never going to be enough.
- Perservance and persistance are everything. Endure.
- Love freely – open your heart and don’t be afraid of getting hurt.
- Tell the truth.
- Get the big things right and the little things take care of themselves.
- Tap into Source.
- Don’t put it off if it’s important.
- Live without regrets.
- Dance, even if people are watching and you look foolish.
- Make time for the people you care about (including yourself)
I have a thick scar on my shoulder (technically a keloid) and people often think I had shoulder surgery. I tell everyone that it’s from a really bad gymnastics accident, but the real story is much more mundane.
In my old gym, we had to rip up the old floor boards and I was frustrated with how slowly we were lifting the boards. I decided to push my piece of the board up faster and it snapped. A piece of wood came down and cut my shoulder. I decided not to take care of it, so I’d get a “sweet scar”. Turns out that was a dumb idea.