Falling In Love With It All

"Somewhere each day we have to fall in love, with someone, something, some moment, event, phrase. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart. Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, bitterness, fear and despair. That's where most of the world is trapped and doesn't even know it." -Rohr

I don't want to get stuck in this limbo of always wishing for something else and always wanting to be somewhere else. I mean, gosh, I am 26! I have a lot of vigor, spunk and charm within myself to have a good time, anywhere.

All of this spunk tends to really come out when I'm traveling, but I want to focus that energy here in San Diego as well. Whether I'm in France or California, life has not changed, only the location has changed. Life unfolds the same way everywhere, and I don't want to become complacent simply because I'm so used to this city.

Tying in the quote above, I want to soften my heart all time. Fall in love with life everyday. I'm constantly working on this. Life is about always being in progress.

My mom named me after a soap opera character (I kid you not), from The Young and the Restless. How accurate of my personality! But being restless is not always a bad thing, it's what I choose to do with that restlessness. Do I lay around, like a beached whale, and complain about what's bugging me, or do I go out and do something about it? As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Analysis is paralysis." This has quickly become a favorite quote of mine because, LORD, do I over-analyze! There's nothing wrong with thinking, but the question becomes: if thinking is all that I am doing...WHAT AM I ACTUALLY DOING?

So going along with my vow to be more creative, I also want to vow to just do more everyday. It could be as simple as a laugh. But since laughing is the opening up of the soul, that's a day well spent. Even crying brings epiphany and change, so I welcome that too. I'm also attempting to be more cheerful at work, even when things are boring or stagnant.

And along the lines of doing more (although I'm no stranger to travel), I'm planning a trip to NYC in the spring. How do you like them apples?

And in the good spirit of bringing about laughter and smiles, here is a great video that will make you smile. It seems every year cities do a tribute Thriller dance to honor MJ's death. I've GOT to see if this is happening in San Diego, and join if I can. Mwahaha! It will be brilliant!


  1. Well, your over-analysis is really working for me later. I might have written that. Except that I just can't stand the thought that I might be living in Toronto or something this time next year. For me, location really is more than just location. Anyway, here's to not hardening our hearts!

  2. I just love to read you! and your quote "to fall in love with life every day" should be a rule...but, oh my, it's not so easy, actually isn't easy at all! I definitely over think too...and I always put off "doing"...

  3. my mom named me after a soap opera also!!! so random! i like your attitude girly, as always :)

  4. NYC? Apples? I get it.

    Geez, slacker, is that all you're going to start doing? How about curing cancer while you're at it? I just try to find a reason to wipe the Chee-Toes crumbs off my shirt at night.

    Sincerely, Beached Whale

  5. it's okay.
    my dad named me after a mexican baby.
    i love that first quote. absolutely. it pointed out a fact i hadn't noticed before. i love when that happens. (gah, i don't mean to keep saying love, but i can't help it, i do). i don't want to be trapped either.
    your posts always make me think. thank you for that.

  6. cute post, yeah I agree with falling in love with life everyday :D this was such a wonderful morning read

  7. And by NYC you mean Albany, I take it.

  8. I was named because of a soap opera too! My mom was watching "Ryan's Hope" and got the name because I was her hope... which is a lot of pressure to put on a baby, but I persevere. Lol.


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