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QOTD: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, 'What else could this mean?'"
Shannon L Adler Has anything you said ever been taken the wrong way?  How did you feel?  I can think back to the many times what I've said has been misunderstood (I've historically haven't had the best communication skills, but I've been working on it!).  I've felt attacked, embarrassed, defensive, and probably a bunch of other negative emotions.  I remembered wishing that they could be in my head so that they would see that what I was saying wasn't meant in a bad way, or at least for some understanding on how it could be taken differently.
This quote served as an apt reminder the other day when I was feeling particularly butt hurt about a comment my Airbnb host made to me.  In my head I knew that I must have misunderstood since there was a little of a language difference, but for the next day I couldn't shake the feel…

QOTD: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nothing is really work unless you would rather do something else.
Sir James Barie This is an interesting one because I constantly suffer from FOMO.  If I'm at work doing something fun, I think about how nice the day is and how much I'd rather be hiking.  If I'm off hiking, I think about how much nicer it would be to be vegging at home not doing anything.  And if I'm at home vegging, I think about how much of a waste of time that is, and all the other things I could be doing. What does that bunch of rambling tell me? That I need to just enjoy the present moment and that some of these things will become less burdensome.  Speaking of which, after I write my next post, I'm going to go back to enjoying the peace and quiet of the Costa Rican beach hostel I'm staying in.

Internet, if anyone is out there...what would you rather be doing right now?

QOTD: Monday, February 26, 2018

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I WISH I were going a better job at posting these snippets daily.  I PLAN on using my time off for the next 10 or so days to make this a daily habit.  It sounds like I'm spending my time doing something trivial, but I've committed to the fact that I need to be regular in my journaling.  This blog, along with my 5 Minute Journal, and my daily quotes on my Instagram, is one of the ways  I'm planning on doing so.
When I thought about this yesterday, I remembered many of the times where I lived with my head in the clouds.  I wish I had a better job, I wish I could experience new things, I wish I had better relationships, I wish I felt fulfilled.  Fortunately, through some effort, some humility, and whole lot of luck, I'm on a path where I am empowered to turn my wishes into plans which can possibly to turn into reality.  Secretly though, I'm learning to enjoy the planning and executing, and not gett…

QOTD: Sunday, February 25, 2018

As a cure for worrying, working is better than whiskey.
Thomas A. Edison As a whiskey enthusiast, but also a fan of the hustle, I found myself conflicted when pondering this quote early yesterday morning.  After years of worrying about things that didn't benefit me, and observing similar behaviors in my progenitors, I decided to embrace work as a method to calm the anxious voices in my head.  Reflecting on the progress made, it's encouraging to see that this course of action has positively affected the trajectory of my life. 

That being said...a good dram of whiskey once in a while is not a bad thing! :)

For anyone that may possibly read this at some point, sound off in the comments.  Whiskey or work to cure a worried mind?