Life in the fast lane

2013 has¬†already started to run away from me. It seems like just yesterday I was watching the ball drop and cracking open a bottle of champagne as hopes and dreams for the new year danced in my head, and now it’s suddenly February 2nd! January is always a month filled with hope as we start fresh but February is when things finally start happening. The holidays are over, the Christmas decorations are finally put away (well, almost) and we start to figure out a steady pace for the rest of the new year

I want to embrace this year more and stop simply living as time passes. I keep telling myself “one more day and then I’ll…” but then the next day comes and go. This time, I vow to stop planning for tomorrow and instead do what needs to be done today. We decide our own fate and how we react to life, I’m tired of letting it pass me by.

What keeps you motivated and what is something you are going to do this year that you put off last year?

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The election

I’ve held my tongue online about my political beliefs all election but I will say this: I am proud of the Americans that got out, voted and sought to maintain our values of equality, tolerance and acceptance for all. We are a country built on strength and resilience and times are hard. The voters, including myself, have spoken. You may not agree, which is your absolute right in the best country in

¬†the world, but what will be the downfall of this country is not the ELECTED leader. It is the hatred and distasteful comments that circulate. We’re like children on the playground who bicker over who goes down the slide first. If you want to change America, do it. Complaining on facebook, vowing to “move to Canada” or posting ridiculously inaccurate depictions of current events is not the way to do it. Be an American, “be the change you want to see” and remember that we are all in this together.