The many surprises of my life….

Lets dive right in…

  1. Like buying a brand new two passenger sports car and driving it exactly 30 days before a F250 rear ends you at a stoplight.
  2. Booking a vacation to a tropical destination and the day of the trip a tsunami decides to roll in.
  3. Going on a spring/ summer shopping spree only to find out you’re pregnant.
  4. Going grocery shopping for the month and losing power for 3 days straight.

These are a few of the many surprises I’ve encountered during my WordPress vacation.


Take another bite


Many things we now like we may have hated before, e.g., music, foods, clothing, etc. As a child I can recall taking a bite of Red Velvet cake and deeming it disgusting. As I grew older I took a chance on trying it again; to my surprise, I loved it! I realize that many of my life experiences that turned out badly could be made better by giving it a second chance. Not necessarily all of my experiences, especially ex boyfriends that ended up being nightmares. However, opportunities I gave up on, talents I possess, and goals I set; they all are worth a second attempt. The attempt may end sour, bitter, or maybe even sweet, who knows? Like the good Mae West said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”




Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them. -Ben Franklin

If you can’t beat it, flee from it! An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Many situations may strike you across the cheek, causing you to lose focus, become confused, and act foolishly. However, if you could gain control of your actions, you’ll find that simply turning the other cheek can be of great benefit. Abandonment was never helpful until it was used for good purpose. Have you ever gone AWOL from a revengeful plot? When I tell you it is the most amazing feeling you will ever encounter, please note my words. Seeking revenge takes so much time, you have to plan, execute, follow up, and finally calm yourself down. Is walking away not more of a stress-free approach? Well, to each his own I guess; because I can’t seem to find the time in my busy life to plot an act of revenge. I guess I am too busy trying to learn from my own mistakes and working on my own weaknesses.

Beware the fury of a patient man.      — John Dryden (1631-1700)


How to NOT care, empty your feelings

1. Think about why you shouldn’t care.

2. Say your reason of not caring aloud.

3. Write your reason in all caps on a sheet of paper, make sure to put an exclamation mark at the end; this helps to get your point across.

4. Now ball up the sheet of paper.


5. Discard the paper.

6. Move On!