Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

I promise that I’m not going to start quoting things in every blog post, it’s just that I’ve heard a lot of things worth mentioning again this week.  The one above is from a brain scientist’s experience after having a massive stroke.  You can click on her name to learn more about her story.

I love a good short sentence that captures exactly how you are feeling, inspires you to be a better person, or gives you hope for the future.  Growing up I never really understood the power of words.   Since I’ve always considered myself to be a visual artist, it was quite surprising to discover that reading or saying something could be as moving as seeing something.  My friend Wade Kwon likes to tease me by saying that I would never, ever call myself a writer… even though it’s apparent that I am.  I guess I go back and forth on it, but above all I consider myself an artist.  I think my creative abilities can take form in any type of expression (except for acting & singing!).  You definitely don’t want me serenading you any time soon.  😉

At the age of 32, I am surrounded by people from all walks of life.  People who are married with kids, people who are divorced, single people, those who are content, and those still aiming for the stars.  I think that’s the beauty of being in your 30’s, you have a pretty clear perspective of what you’ve left behind and what’s still ahead.  You’ve had just enough time to experiment, succeed and fail without having done too much damage.  🙂  I know we aren’t guaranteed another day at any point, so living in the moment is something I have still yet to learn.  At least I’m aware of it, and all in due time.