start something.



Sometimes when I’m about to do something that I’m not sure I can do, I become very afraid of the possibility of failure.  I think it’s important to realize that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so you might as well give yourself a chance.  If you start something, you have a better chance of succeeding than if you were to be too afraid to try.  Believe in yourself- and whatever it is that you’re struggling with, just remember that you’re not going to make any progress unless you try.





This is a quote I found and fell in love with.  What a great reminder for the new year.  

Don’t hold grudges.


try this.


I challenge you to try this for three days. Just give it three days, but really treat every person you meet like they are going to die by midnight. This means every single person you come in contact with- a waitress, salesperson, that annoying family member or neighbor…the list goes on.

I came across this a while ago, while in college, and I tried it.  Not only did it change how I treated people immediately, but it changed my perspective about a lot of things.  When there’s a sense of urgency in your life, you think differently.  Little things that used to upset you suddenly don’t matter anymore.  You realize what is important.  I hope that this somewhat silly challenge is taken seriously by someone, and that it changes your life for a little more than just three days.  Just try it.

live a life you’re proud of.


A quote I love by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.  If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

Just a reminder to motivate you to be proud of what you do everyday, kind of like what Steve Jobs was talking about when he said something like “I wake up every morning and look in the mirror and ask myself if I die tomorrow, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?  Whenever the answer’s been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”  

You’re in charge of your life.  If you’re continuing to do something you’re not proud of, change it.  Start over.  You’re strong enough, trust me.

everyone has strengths.

This is one of my all time favorite quotes.

Everyone has strengths.  Everyone has things they’re good at.  But if they live their whole life believing they’re not good at what they’re supposed to be good at, their talents could go unnoticed or even be wasted, and they will live their whole life feeling inadequate.

Don’t be the person who judges a fish by its ability to climb a tree.

Just don’t.

Encourage innovation when you have the chance.  You never know who you could be inspiring.


keep tremendously interested.

   julia child


Julia was an extrordinary chef and author. She is known for bringing French cuisine to America with her debut cookbook and TV shows.  Her shows were were extreme successes. Even though she was not the first or only TV cook, she was by far the most popular.  Her show The French Chef  was the first television program to be captioned for the deaf.

She was a history major in college.

If you find something you love, pursue it.