All posts tagged: lessons

Be always for learning

I love starting my sentences with the word “and”. But there’s some grammar rule that goes like this: Thou shall not start your sentences with “and”. Oh, really? So you can imagine my disbelief when I heard an English professor say, You can start a sentence with the word “and”. Me: You can?! How did I not know this sooner? And from then on guess what? I use any opportunity I can to start my sentences with and. There’s something rebellious about it. I also learned that the grammar rules that we’re taught in school growing up were meant to help us sound formal. We weren’t taught how to write casual like how we speak in informal settings. I recently read a Ghandi quote about learning and life on Pragati Chauhan’s blog Meldoy of Words that goes like this: Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma gandhi This quote speaks to me because I’ve been reading a book about grammar lately. Yes, I read grammar …

3 Reminders When You’re Having a Bad Day

Bad days usually start in the morning. You wake up late. Everything seems to be going wrong. You forget something important like a lunch bag. Bad days have gems if you’re willing to find them. Sometimes a bad day is a bad day. Period. 1. Trust in the right timing of things When you have a vision of the perfect outcome, when you believe that this is your one-and-only opportunity, you’re not open to other possibilities. Bad days remind you to let go of the outcome, of your need to control everything. When something isn’t working out one way, other opportunities are waiting. Most often times, these are the perfect opportunities meant for you. 2. Take a breath or a break if you need to Sometimes all it takes is one negative interaction with someone to ruin your day. With life experience, it becomes easier to get past these negative interactions. Jake Ducey says: Don’t let 5 bad minutes of your life affect the rest of your day. Take some deep breaths or a break …

Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same and same mistakes again. Even though I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, I kept showing up to blog writing ✍🏽 that is until the last week of November because I felt like I deserved a much, much needed break from EVERYTHING.  November, you brought with you some foggy days that reflected my state of mind and spirit. As much as I think I know what I’m doing, for the most part, I was left feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.  Some days I know with clarity what I want. Other days, I’m left wondering if the choices I’m making are the best for me. That’s when the fogginess settles in. November, you were a 5-month milestone …