Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Category Archives: Reflections

Assessing where I’ve been and where I’m going

Introverts of the World Unite on World Introvert Day

I’m sure many have seen some version of the meme: “Introverts of the world unite. Separately. In your own homes.” Well, apparently today is World Introvert Day, a day when introverts can not only do that but, as the official website for the day says, “help people worldwide better understand and Read more →

Looking Forward to 2016

Happy New Year! Yesterday I closed out the year with a look back at some of the things I accomplished in 2015. Today I’ll be looking at some of the things I want to work on in the new year. I don’t set “resolutions” as such, but I do like Read more →

Looking Back at 2015

March sunset Kaiserslautern

2015 was an eventful year for me, and many of the highlights happened in the last half of the year. In May, I completed my master’s in counseling psychology. After that, I got the opportunity to be a volunteer trip lead, which allowed me to travel to several places from Read more →

3 Simple Ways to Think More Positively

We can't direct the win but we can adjust the sails

When things in life aren’t turning out how we expect or would hope, or perhaps we aren’t sure how something is going to turn out and are worried about possible negative outcomes, it can be easy to think negatively or assume the worst. Since today is Positive Thinking Day, I thought it would Read more →

Let’s Talk About Mental Illness, Suicide, & Stigma

A year and a month ago today, Robin Williams took his life. On that day, and for a few weeks after, in addition to an outpouring of posts remembering the joy he brought to lives through his comedy, I saw a lot of posts acknowledging the normalcy of having mental Read more →

30 Day Blog Challenge Review & Recap

Most of my badges from the challenge.

As you may have seen me mention a couple times, I’ve been doing a 30 day blog challenge, and today is day 30! Whoohoo! Although I had already planned to blog more over my school break, doing this challenge helped me to blog during almost all of the days I’ve been off. Read more →

Looking Back at 2014 Accomplishments & Ahead at 2015 Goals

Japanese Garten

Frohes Neues Jahr! (Happy New Year!) Rather than doing New Year’s resolutions, I’m going to continue to work on the 101 in 1001, which I started on December 2nd, 2013. 101 in 1001 is quest to complete 101 goals in 1001 days. Today I’ll look at what I have completed Read more →

The 10 Best Posts of 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 6.05.05 PM

As 2014 comes to a close, I thought I’d share my ten most popular posts of 2014, determined by visitor count. 10. English Songs in German In this post, you can find songs that were originally sung in English sung in German. I think my favorite might be the cover of Read more →

Exploring Happiness: What is It? What Makes One Happy? & Happiness Quotes

candles

This morning I was reading a post on M.C. Simon Writes in which M.C. Simon discusses happiness and provides 13 quotes to meditate on. While reading these quotes, I was reminded of some of my own favorite quotes about happiness as well as times I have thought about the idea Read more →

Accent Vlog: How I Say Things

Today I’m doing an accent vlog with Allieology, Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, The Other Juliette, and The Wife in Training. I’m originally from Toledo, Ohio, so most of the way I say things is influenced by that. I’ll post the video first with a few comments below it and Read more →

%d bloggers like this: