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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Beat It

Tonight, I’m thinking back on a post from a few months ago about embracing my professional calling. That was six months ago, and today it just seems all the more apparent. And as apparent as it seems, I feel even more fortunate to be where I am. So now comes the hard part—doing instead of feeling. In theory it shouldn’t be that hard. I should feel very excited and motivated knowing that I have lots of (the right) people in my corner. But in past situations like this one, I’ve become complacent. When momentum has shifted in my direction, I tend to slow down a bit. I’m not as proactive as I usually am. I hold back and just try to relish the moment, the initial win, only to let the moment fade and real opportunity expire. 

It’s easy to vow that this time will be different. All it takes is for me to say those words. How can I make sure this time it actually is different? I suppose acknowledging my weakness is a start…



22 Common Mistakes by Non-Native Speakers


I’ve compiled a short list of some very common and sometimes embarrassing mistakes made by non-native speakers of Spanish that are almost always a clue that the person doing this is not fluent or wholly proficient in Spanish.

This isn’t a complete list, it’s things that I’ve thought of as very…



Never complain and never explain.
Benjamin Disraeli



Je ne sais pas oú aller

Je ne sais pas ce que sentir

Je ne sais pas comment pleurer

Je ne sais pas porquoi

Alors que maintenant?



It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Tony Robbins



I hopped in the cab and I paid my fare/see, I know my destination, but I’m just not there.
Kanye West, Street Lights



Every storm runs out of rain.
Gary Allan



Tempted to send to the person on my social network whining that the LO in their area will be 3 degrees tomorrow



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SONG OF THE DAY TRESCIENTOS: The Chemicals Between Us by Bush (The Science of Things, 1999)

This reminds me of: Childhood, writing a fictional teen series as a pre-teen, the basement, 

Favorite line: “A love so full it could send us all ways.”

Why: I’m nowhere near this stage with anything or anyone I know right now, but I am starting to see the value in having a robust romantic love in one’s life. At least every once in a while. 

…..aaaand cut. Catch you next cycle! Happy Thanksgiving! 



SONG OF THE DAY DUECENTO NOVENTANOVE: Do I Have To Cry For You by Nick Carter (Now Or Never, 2002)

This reminds me of: Mexican restaurants, scavenger hunts, HC, GY

Favorite line: “So tell me what it’s for/if there’s no winner in it/nobody’s keepin’ score/let’s start from the beginning.”

Why: This isn’t always the case, but at times, I’m markedly more motivated to “win”/be correct about things than others and in those moments I am always reminded that nobody’s actually  keeping score/competing except for me! 

(Source: Spotify)



DEUX CENT QUATRE VIGNT DIX-HUIT: Stuck With Me by Green Day (Insomniac, 1995)

This reminds me of: Ehhh, nothing really. Not sure how this song ended up in my library, but I swear I’ve never heard of it before, despite it also being a track on the International Superhits! album. D’oh well. 

Favorite line: “Not subservient I’m just alright.”

Why: Thankfully this isn’t a regular issue, but no matter what, I always try to let people know that I am my own person and more often than not, I do my own thing.

(Source: Spotify)



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SONG OF THE DAY CCXCVII: Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne (Let Go, 2002)

This reminds me of: Road trips, summer nights, FAC (who is actually having the best day ever), karaoke

Favorite line: “I wanna taste it/don’t wanna waste it away.”

Why: I’m very risk-averse  so I have to regularly remind myself that I’m not going to live forever and that it’s healthy to grab life by the YOLO every once in a while! 



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SONG OF THE DAY #296: Champagne Supernova by Oasis ((What’s the Story) Morning Glory, 1996)

This reminds me of: Finals, misery, PP, Sushi, HML

Favorite line: “A dreamer dreams she never dies.”

Why: Good to know. And it must be true if Noel said so. 



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SONG OF THE DAY DOSCIENTOS NOVENTA Y CINCO: It’s Gonna Be Love by Mandy Moore (A Walk To Remember (Music from the Motion Picture), 2002)

This reminds me of: all things CMD, FK, CC & MC, obviously A Walk to Remember, grade 8, sleepovers

Favorite line: “Time am I restless for a fool/how can you pretend to be so cruel”

Why: It’s not a favorite line. I just wanted to highlight it because I thought it was a little confusing. But it doesn’t really take away from the song!