Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Playlist: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

This playlist started this morning when I had the urge to hear Heartbeat by Steps. Then it just spiraled into finding songs that I like, with the word heartbeat or hearts beating, skipping, racing, or anything along the line. 

The result is this eclectic mix ranging from Gladys Knight and The Pips to Siouxie and the Banshees to DeVotchka and Robyn.

This is not a playlist about heartbreak, although some of the songs on here might be about that. That's going to be another playlist. 

Are there other songs I should add? Let me know!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

You Go Girl!

You Go Girl!

It's a few years old, but this is so inspirational on so many levels. Skateboarding in a tutu and fairy wings, falling and getting back up, try and try until you succeed, and that this is a little girl doing this.  
I am RARELY impressed or give anyone/anything my approval. This is impressive and I approve of it.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

No One Else

"Do not think you can be brave with your life and
your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn't work that way." - Oprah

If you spent years of your life pursing a particular path, then no one else should care about your passion as much as you do - otherwise, it would be their path, too! The sacrifices you have or will make to reach your goal should not be understood by other people simply because they have their own set of goals to pursue. People are often disappointed not because you did something wrong, but that you did something that doesn't match their personal standards. It often has nothing to do with you.

Your partner, your friends, your family and even the public at large may praise what you are doing, but do not mistake that for them understanding what you are doing. Accept that the work you put in will often be invisible to even your biggest supporters and you'll save yourself from disappointment for both yourself and others. It's your dream; not somebody else's. Waiting for a cosign usually yields disappointment, as not everyone can or should get your intention as much as you do.

- Adapted from Braving the Wilderness:
The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
by Brene Brown