Archive for the ‘convictions.’ Category

June 10, 2013 2

There is a mountain high enough

By in convictions., something new., World Vision.

If you were going to *start* hiking mountains, which mountain would you choose for your first adventure? A. Mt. Eden (Auckland, New Zealand)- 643 feet B. Mt. Rainier (Seattle, Washington, USA) – 14,411 feet C. Mt. Kilimanjaro (Arusha, Tanzania) — 19,341 feet The correct answer is *not* C. And still, I have non-refundable tickets to Tanzania […]

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April 30, 2013 0

Too thinky to sleep straight

By in another witty life lesson., convictions., life.

… This doesn’t normally happen to me. It’s 3:45 in the morning. I’m in Johannesburg. I tried sleeping; not happening. Maybe it’s the new-place-different-country-not- my-bed thing. Anyhow, so I’m up. I’m writing. These are 3 am thoughts, unfiltered (because I’m hoping I will be too sleepy to actually edit them in 30 minutes from now). […]

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January 30, 2013 3

Before we meet

By in convictions.

I think it’s strategic for us to have saved “my biggest flaw” for the second to last day of #Janblogaday. It means I’ve had weeks to mentally prepare for this post. Not weeks of psychological torment at the idea I’d have to write about my short-comings. But weeks of not knowing what I’d write about. […]

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January 27, 2013 3

Regret moments, not years

By in another witty life lesson., convictions., life.

Day 27 of #Janblogaday: Regret.  I don’t regret anything in my life. I believe that every experience I’ve had, all my mistakes, all my successes have been for a reason. And if nothing else, they’ve helped to guide me and shape me in life and have taught me valuable lessons I wouldn’t want to do over […]

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January 24, 2013 2

Teacherhood of a dirty chalkboard

By in convictions., life., school.

For day 24 of #Janblogaday‘s “teachers” topic, I’ve asked a few school teachers I know for a few words on “a teacher is…” Although its no extraordinary discovery, I found that these teachers (in different schools, teaching different age groups, across states and transcending their number of years of experience) share something quite special: a teacherhood — […]

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January 12, 2013 12

Haiti changed me

By in convictions., life., World Vision.

A very appropriate topic for day 12 of #Janblogaday: Recovery. Today, three years ago, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti… the country’s worst earthquake in 200 years affecting more than 3 million people. (Writing from LAX on my phone…  forgive any mistakes). The Haiti earthquake changed me in a whole lot of […]

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January 10, 2013 2

Grandma took my room, so I took her pajamas

By in convictions., life.

A little trip down memory lane for day ten of #Janblogaday.  My great-grandma Jane was the epitome of elegance — she wore dark velvet dresses with shoulder pads and beautiful antique jewelry that glimmered like her eyes. She always had a knitted afghan shawl draped around her slouchy and slim 90-year-old frame. Her cheek bones […]

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