Over the weekend, I watched a recent T.V. interview of Matthew McConaughy on the David Feherty show. I've never been the star-stuck kind of person, reading People magazine or catching the latest online clips of Hollywood gossip, so I really don't know much about this actor. I learned that he's great at golf, and got started in acting as a result of getting kicked out of a bar due to a dramatic conversation about golf. What stood out to me the most was McConaughy's love for camping and the outdoors. In preparation for this upcoming summer, I've been putting together a bucket list of camping destinations. This includes a return, after almost a decade, to Silver Falls, Oregon. This incredible spot is surrounded by Christmas tree farms, has quiet camping grounds, and contains a 9-mile hiking loop with ten amazing waterfalls along the way. I know that I choose to immerse myself in nature when I want to get grounded and connect with the most important things in my life. Turns out McConaughy did—and still does—the same thing.Read More
The focus of this week for me has been to explore my inner child. Boy, did I get to do this yesterday at Lido Beach. My friend, Ursula (10 years of age) and I went down to catch some rays, play bocce ball on the sand, savor ice cream cones from Big Olaf’s, and take a dip in the water on our day off. When the traffic at 5 pm was still hectic to get back over the bridge, we opted to stay longer and collect sea shells.Read More
I still feel like a kid, chatting excitedly about the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch over the weekend. I’ve been sharing this with the baristas at Perq (one of my favorite hangouts), the cashier at Trader Joes, and even the neighbors I encounter while walking the dog. Pretty much anyone who will listen.
The experience was exhilarating.Read More
One of my favorite ways to approach life is through the GPS analogy. This is quite timely, as I have been searching routes from Sarasota to Cape Canaveral for this weekend’s getaway. Yes, I’m excited to announce that I’m going to see my first rocket launch tomorrow. The mission of the SpaceX Falcon 9 is to deliver cargo to the international space station. I’m hoping that my whole body rumbles with the force required for liftoff!
Anyway, back to the GPS thing. It’s simple, right? You enter a starting location, and an end destination. Then, the routes are calculated based on time, road preferences, shortest distance, etc. All you have to do, is select the best route, and get in the car and go!
That is how life is, too.Read More
"Balance is a moving target." That's one of my favorite quotes, and you've probably heard me mention it many times in the past. Today, that balance started out like this:Read More