Sunday, December 30, 2012

Turning 2012's Page...

Well Christmas is over and we will soon embark upon a new year. The turning of the calendar can often signal the turning of the page both literally and metaphorically. A new year can bring with it a new journey, new experiences, and new beginnings.
I’ve been pondering my New Year’s resolution. I believe that my resolution for 2013 will be to do more volunteer work. It’s very rewarding.  I am also going to make a list of “Ten Things to Accomplish in 2013”. I will elaborate in a future blog post.
So as 2012 winds down, may we all look forward to the new beginnings that 2013 will bring :)
What excites you about a new year? Do you usually make a New Year’s Resolution?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Conquering our Fears...

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will
discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation,
for it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”  ~Les Brown

I was reading an article in an old issue of Readers Digest that said 97% of the world’s population has a phobia.  Whether it’s spiders, closed spaces, germs, or what have you, it seems that we all have something that gives us a case of the “heebie geebies”.  

From the time I was a little boy I have had a paralyzing fear of heights. I'm not sure where it originated, but it's been there as long as I can remember. I’ve never even ridden a roller coaster in my life due to this fear. Crazy eh?

Lately, I have become determined to conquer this fear. I am thinking of conquering my fear of heights by participating in one of the following three activities: zip lining, rock climbing, or parasailing. Of the three, I am leaning towards parasailing since it’s offered where I will be vacationing this summer!

I think it’s very important to conquer our fears, and I feel that by conquering this fear I will be able to engage in activities that I have previously missed out on.

What are some of your phobias?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tis The Season!!!

I just wanted to drop by and say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my blogger family!! :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Dream I Can't Shake

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” ~Henry David Thoreau

Most of my life I have had this dream of traveling the world and dedicating my life to helping others.  It’s something I’ve never been able to shake. Even now in life, with a good job and a feeling of being relatively settled, there is still a part of me that yearns to make this dream a reality.
It’s as if I was born with this desire. In many ways, it’s always felt like something that I am supposed to do. Does that make sense? It’s actually a very hard thing to describe. I remember thinking about this as early as age 12. I read a book about John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps initiative and it immediately resonated with me.
Lately, I have begun seriously contemplating the pursuit of this lifelong dream. Whether it’s the Peace Corps, World Teach, or United Planet, I feel it’s something that I am supposed to do. I can’t imagine anything more rewarding that becoming a part of something bigger than myself.
Did you pursue your dream? Do you have any unfulfilled dreams that you still consider pursuing?