Spring is just around the corner! This is the time of year when things start to pick up. The school year is only a few months away from finishing. The spring cleaning bug pops up. And lots of plans for what you will do during the nice, hot months of summer.

Even as life picks up, it is always a good idea to give yourself a little time to relax. I got this reminder today when I had some fortune cookies after eating my lunch.
0224170913_hdr.jpgThe first message came from a fortune cookie that I had saved from my previous visit to Panda Express. The second message was from the cookie I got today.

I got these cookies nearly two weeks apart and the messages tie in together very nicely. I find it funny how life can give obvious signs of help.

To the ones who found this post, relax and enjoy your life.

First Journal Complete!

Hooray! I completed my first journal!

Over the years, I have written in many journals. Each time, I had grand plans of what kind of things I would fill the pages with. Despite my ambition, I stopped writing after about three entries. Sometimes I stopped because I did not feel like it was worth my time to keep writing about past experiences. Other times, I simply forgot because the journal was out of sight. Eventually, I tossed out most of my childhood journals and kept only a few that had special content inside.

Nearly a year and a half ago, my life became a lot more complex and turbulent. I needed an outlet – one that did not damage my body. To satisfy that need, I rushed to Barnes & Noble and bought this journal and pen.


Every time I sat down to record my thoughts, I could fill almost three pages. This was amazing for me because I used to struggle with finding enough thoughts to fill just one page. As the words flowed onto the paper, my mind became less jumbled. Eventually, my writing became more sporadic, but the entries were more reflecting rather than pure ranting.

With its purpose fulfilled, I carefully stored it away. One day, I will the courage to look back and view my thoughts with older and wiser eyes.