Category Archives: Learning & Personal Growth

Farewell Post

Tweet When you were growing up did you ever have a favorite shirt or jacket, one that you would wear every day of the week if your Mom let you? Do you remember when it didn’t fit anymore? It was too small, too tight? “What have you outgrown?” was the name of a newsletter article…

Being Motivated to Learn New Things

Tweet I love to learn, but what motivates me to research, study and learn something new is having a practical application of the knowledge I’m learning. I like numbers and I like math, but only when I’m using it in the real world to calculate or solve real problems. Despite an aptitude for numbers and…

Personality Traits of People I Admire

Tweet Yesterday I re-read Derek Sivers’ Domino Project book, “Anything You Want”. I really like him and admire him a great deal. He knows who he is. I made a list of multimillionaires, billionaires, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, actors/actresses I admire and I realized how much they have in common… they are nonconformist they are leaders…

Commitment isn’t a One-Time Event

Tweet In April, having returned to blogging after a 3-month hiatus, I had a hard time finding my groove and my blog posts were hit and miss. So, in May I made a commitment to post three times a week, preferably on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule. Along with that commitment came a plan. I decided in…

To Every Thing There is a Season

Tweet “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down,…

One Commitment at a Time

Tweet How many times have you committed to more than one goal, project or objective and then ended up feeling overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions? Did you keep plugging along? Or, did you end up quitting and not accomplishing a whole lot? I usually take on too much. I underestimate the amount of…

Not Enough

Tweet Since the start of the New Year I’ve been feeling like I’m falling further and further behind in keeping up with my dreams and keeping up with The Dreaming Cafe. Part of me is able to stand back and acknowledge all that I have accomplished while also meeting the many personal obligations I have…

52 Weeks One Day at a Time

Tweet How do you close out the year? Is it a flurry of activity, get-togethers and parties with family and friends? Do you take time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close and plan for the New Year? I like to take time throughout the month of December to reflect on…

Why I Read Less

Tweet I love to read. I love to learn. I love being transported into different times and places. I love discovering new things. Collecting books and readings books have long been passions of mine, one shared and passed down to me by my Dad, another bibliophile. I can spend all day in a public library,…

Embracing ME

Tweet I have all kinds of thoughts while I am driving. As long as I’m moving and not stuck in traffic I enjoy driving. I often have some of my best ideas while driving. Today as I was rounding the 42 curve I was imagining what my afternoon would look like after I got home…