June 30, 2014

Over thinking it

I've learned something very valuable about myself - I can be an over thinker. I OBSESS about things sometimes to the point that it almost consumes every waking thought. Yes, currently, I am doing just this.

I'm over thinking my purpose in life.

Remember the dreamy Canadian I told you about over at Change Heroes? Well, I did more research and found an old blog and started reading various posts and kept reading and reading and reading. People, it's OUT OF CONTROL. I'm so far over the fact that he's dreamy and now I'm onto the fact that he's amazing and doing incredible things and I want to join his team and be a part of the incredible.

I keep asking myself the question "am I a nut, or am I a nut follower?" Let me explain. Over at Idea Village they tell you to trust your crazy ideas - which I love. But I once heard founder, Tim Williamson ask this question, "are you a nut or a nut follower?" Nuts are those people who trust their crazy ideas and work to make them reality. Nut followers are those people who believe in the nuts and help them make that reality happen. Both are equally important, but I have this driving desire to figure out what I am! I think I want to be a nut, but perhaps I'm a nut follower! I DON'T KNOW.

What do you think you are? Or do you even care?

In unrelated news, the freedom that has come from giving up a car is both wonderful and extremely sweaty. Maybe next time I can give up a car in the fall and not the middle of summer in New Orleans.

June 26, 2014


Today I was inspired.

It happens from time to time, but not at the level that it did today. Today, I met Taylor Conroy, founder of Change Heroes. Not only was he dreamy, but his message was awe-inspiring. Taylor was the keynote speaker at the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and therefore we learned about fundraising. Specifically, peer to peer fundraising in the most innovative and beautiful way. Well, I won't do it justice by trying to explain it here so just be sure to go check out their website, http://www.changeheroes.com, then come back and let's build a school together. (No, seriously.)Did I mention he was Canadian? Because he is, which only added to the dreamy factor.

Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for Taylor my morning session was rescheduled so I wanted to chat him up. We grabbed some breakfast beverages and while I was excited to get to speak to him I must admit, I. WAS. LAME. Let me explain...

At one point in our conversation Taylor asked me, "How can I help you with your life mission?" Ummmmmmm... excuse me. Insert blank stare here. With no idea of what my life mission is, I do what I am great at doing. I deflected! Then I moved the conversation along to asking him if he could give me any piece of advice at all what would it be (please note I've given him absolutely nothing to work with here. NOTHING. Yeah, just tell me something dude, anything. Did I mention how lame I was?)? He easily responded with, "Quit what you're doing and go do something awesome." Then Robert Fogarty showed up and that was the end of it. I didn't save myself from lameness, but I did walk away with so many thoughts in my head (and I'm not just talking about how do I get this guy to marry me.)

Seriously, two things changed the whole course of my day, well, three. His keynote speech, and then his question followed by his advice. So all day today I've been thinking and thinking and thinking. I'm still thinking! Yes, I'm thinking about what awesome thing would I do if I could and what I think my current life mission is. I'll get back to you (and Taylor) on both. In the meantime, how would you answer the question, "How can I help you with your life mission?"

June 21, 2014

Oh, well, hello...

Oh, well, hello there. Long time no see. Almost two years to be exact.


Time flies!

I have had a strong desire to "bring back" my blog. Mainly because a lot is/has changed in my life and I would like to have a way to document it. Yes, I realize they make these things called journals, but then I would get all upset if my friends read my journal. Here I can edit my life and it's still readable to my friends (and complete strangers).

In two years MANY things have changed and I no longer feel like the current name of my blog is appropriate so that will need to change as well.

I'll sleep on it and get back to you. I'm pretty pumped to blog regularly again! Hip, hip, hooray!