Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This wonderful quote is by Marianne Williamson. It has often caused me to pause and evaluate my life. Am I using my talents to benefit not only my life, but the lives of those around me? Am I living my life to its greatest potential? Perhaps the answers are no, but just knowing that I could BE more, that I could DO more....quite a motivating thought in itself.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

What area in your life are you playing small in? And how can you change it so that you're letting your light shine?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I've made a somewhat irrational choice to begin training for a 10K. My goal is to complete one being held in November. That gives me 8 months to get my butt in gear and actually hit the gym, hit the pavement, and hit myself on the forehead wondering why I made myself do this. I know...I know. This can only be good. But I'm sure it'll hurt pretty bad to get there.

Scoping around the 'Net, I came across this great site. Most conveniently, they have a contest up to win some really cool running pants. Click the link above to get to it, sign up for the contest, and then spend some time looking around. Well worth it.

See? Cool site AND contest. All-in-one. Do I deliver, or what? ;-)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just Keep Swimming!

Jumping in to the blogging pool. Racked my brain to figure out..."What should I write about? What inspires me? What interests me?" While pondering this blog's existence, I looked online to get my textbooks for school, and found myself doing what I do best...finding that great deal, and stumbling upon awesome websites.
In doing so, I found my answer. This blog will highlight great deals, new websites, product reviews, and aimless chatter. Interspersed with my own commentary on interesting tidbits, of course.

And so we begin....

Here's a headsup about an awesome giveaway at one of my favorite stores. IKEA is having a sweepstakes called "One-Year-In-The-Clear". The prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive “mortgage payments for a year” awarded as a check in the amount of $24,000.00.
All you have to do is go to Ikea and enter at the store.
Going on from March 10th to the 23rd.

If any of you win, I expect a 10% cut. :-)

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I first joined the Marine Corps in February of 1999. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton for three years and in Okinawa for one. I left active duty in 2003 and joined the Reserves that year. I had my first daughter in 2005, and moved from California to Massachusetts in 2006. I left the Marine Corps at that time, and had my second daughter in 2007. I reenlisted in the Corps in September of 2008 and went Active in 2009. I'm currently stationed back in California, loving the weather and the life!