I would like to have a female president elected please. Along with a woman in the oval office, I sincerely pray my fellow citizens (both locally and globally), share my understanding of healthy patriotism vs unhealthy patriotism.
It's ironic how even the things we love, are often paired with things we must endure. The whole "if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life" adage is bullshit. It was so nice to hear entrepreneurs I admire admit that. Work will always have parts that we enjoy, and parts we'd rather avoid. But the magic of being conscience, means we can accept, love, and appreciate both.
The average American has a 25 minute commute to work. Some stats show Dade-county residents only driving a few minutes more, at 29 minute in their car each way. But add an accident on 95, construction on US-1, or good ol' rush hour traffic, and your 29 minute drive easily turns into 45-60 minutes (if you're lucky).
I am grateful for the insights my story provided others, for the catharsis it provided me, and the reminder to relisten to books that teach me this whole hearted way of living. Rising Strong by Brené Brown has been invaluable in teaching me how to get back up after a fall like the one I experienced last week
When I first began this journey of personal growth and well-being, I always had this idea that the people I looked up to must never have shitty days like me.
So when I found out my father had a heart attack yesterday morning, life had smacked me with an “opportunity for growth” that I was not ready for. How can you ever be ready for something like that…?
Habits are like muscles. Old habits are like body builder muscles - HUGE. Meanwhile, new habits, are like an atrophied muscle. - completely weakened from lack of use. This is why starting and sticking to a new habit is so difficult at first. It's hard. You feel sore after the first day of strengthening. The muscle gets tired easily because it's not strong yet.