Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I began a collection of my 2016 in photos. And then I found these photos. They also tell a story.
It could be a selfie. Jung might call that my shadow archetype.
A spoon covered in peanut butter. In my bathroom. Parenting.
With all that pink and light, it looks like a happy place.
On my laptop goofing around with my phone. Normal.
Hot chocolate for a group. I don’t remember taking this pic.
Lots of travel this year as demonstrated by this lovely seat back pocket.
There is an analogy here about warning lights and stress.
If you ignore warning lights, you have engine failure. Apparently while driving.
And finally. Screenshot of an Oregon v. Oregon State flashback. No idea.
It’s the end of 2016 and by most accounts, many are ready to see it in the rearview mirror. As conflicting as this year has been, I had wonderful opportunities for travel and forging a new professional path. It was a year of challenges, sure, but it included great time with mentors, friends, and family.
And so onward… we rouse the chase, and wake the slumbering morn of 2017. See you there!
Juno. Linus. Marcus. Our friends at The Weather Channel began naming winter storms in 2012 to aid communication during complex storm systems. And although I am not a fan of winter’s shorter days and wind chill, I appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of a snowfall despite the chaos major storms can wreak with travel, school, and safety.
Understanding the conditions and temperature that will produce certain snowflakes allows scientists to assist in the prediction of snowfall. Check out the latest snow science at SnowCrystals.com including beautiful photography and a primer on snowflake physics. And yes, they can verify that no two snowflakes are alike.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~Margaret Mead
As we take big leaps, it is important to remember…
It’s supposed to be hard.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.
The hard is what makes it great. ~A League of Their Own
It’s like you come onto this planet with a crayon box. Now you may get the 8-pack, you may get the 16-pack but it’s all in what you do with the crayons – the colors – that you’re given. Don’t worry about coloring within the lines or coloring outside the lines – I say color outside the lines, you know what I mean? Color all over the page; don’t box me in! We’re in motion to the ocean. We are not land locked, I’ll tell you that. ~Boat Car Guy, Waking Life
Jesus. Ghandi. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King, Jr. Amelia Earhart. Walt Disney. Harriet Tubman. John Lennon. Joan of Arc. George Washington. The greatest, most inspiring figures in the history of mankind have one thing in common: they were non-conformists. They colored WAY outside the lines. ~Jason Kotecki