Thursday, May 31, 2012

Two Birds In Love...



This morning I saw one of the most beautiful sights that I've ever seen. I was at a stop light while driving to work when I noticed two birds sitting on a fence wire. They were perfectly silhouetted aganst the bleeding orange of the sunrise behind them. I believe they were a couple, for it felt like they were wildly in love...

It was truly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I was introduced to "Parks and Recreation



About 2 weeks ago, a coworker of mine introduced me to ‘Parks and Recreation’. I had been planning on watching it eventually, and my coworker was kind enough to lend me the DVD box sets so that I could catch up. What an amazing show!!  

The show centers around the Parks and Recreation Department of the small town of Pawnee, Indiana. It’s one of the more magnificently casted shows that I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s a comedy along the lines of ‘The Office’, but it’s much better. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life!

Have you seen this show? If not, you must!! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chasing Waterfalls


I could feel the waterfall's mist on me from here!!

On Saturday afternoon I represented Midway College Admissions at a recruiting event at Cumberland Falls State Park Lodge. The event itself went pretty well. I was able to speak to several prospective students. These events are also great for getting our college's name out there. All in all, it was a success!

After the event, I decided that I wanted to see the Park's main attraction, Cumberland Falls. Known as "The Niagra of the South", Cumberland Falls is the largest waterfall in the southeastern United States. It measures 70 feet high and 125 feet wide. It's truly a beautiful and amazing sight. It's not only amazing visually, but the sound is amazing as well! Mother Nature is truly an amazing thing. The most interesting fact about Cumberland Falls is that it's one of only two waterfalls in the entire world (Victoria Falls in Africa being the other) where you can see a "moonbow". A moonbow, or lunar rainbow, is created  when light from a full-moon refracts off of the water from the falls creating a prism of light in the mist of the falls. Doesn't that sound amazing??

I am going to check this summer's lunar calendar so that I can witness a moonbow for the very first time.

Have you ever seen a waterfall? If not, would you like to?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

To My Blogging Family



I would like to dedicate this post to my amazing and wonderful blogging friends. When I first started blogging, I never imagined I would love it as much as I do. I basically started my blog on a whim…not really knowing where I was going with it or what I wanted it to become. All I knew was that I loved writing, and to be honest that was enough.

After a while, something magnificent began to happen. I began to visit other blogs and it opened up my eyes to so many things. I began to enjoy reading other people’s blogs much more than I liked writing my own. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing and posting, but the thing I look forward to every day is checking my friend’s blogs and reading their stories and journeys.

Through blogging, I have been fortunate enough to develop correspondence with people from all across the world. It’s truly such a wonderful thing. I’ve also been awakened to the fact that none of us are alone in this world…there are so many people who are experiencing the exact same feelings, dreams, fears, and hopes that we are. I love my blogging family and I look forward to sharing stories together for many days to come J

What do you enjoy the most about blogging?

Monday, May 7, 2012

If You Knew You Could Not Fail, What Would You Do?



"What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" ~ Robert Schuller

I have always loved this quote because it stirs the dreamer within me (admittedly that's not a difficult thing to do). We've all had a dream profession...something we began thinking of in childhood or adolescence. Slowly, over time and into young adulthood, many of us begin to see our dream as unattainable. Was it truly unattainable or did we just begin to view it as urealistic? Don't get me wrong, not everyone lets go of their dream. But somewhere along the way, a lot of us do. From the time I was a child, my dream was to work with endangered wildlife. I even had it narrowed down to four specific areas haha!!

  • Working with endangered wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil
  • Studying the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef off the Northeast coast of Australia
  • Working with the endangered wildlife of the Serengeti National Park in Africa
  • Or working with the Mountain Gorilla population in the Virunga Mountains of Uganda
My high school Guidance Counselor sort of dismissed these dreams of mine as impractical. I can vividly remember him saying "It's not like these jobs are plentiful...you're not going to see an advertisement in the help wanted ads for this kind of work". I let that conversation influence me more than I should have. Somewhere along the way, I began to develop an interest in sociology and psychology. I began to gravitate more towards those fields, as part of me thought they were more practical for me (in no small part due to the advice of my Guidance Counselor). My interest in psychology did lead me to my current job (which I love by the way), but every once in a while I harken back to my childhood dreams. I'll always have a passion for animals and for preservation. Some dreams never die :-)

What was your childhood dream? Did you or are you currently pursuing it?