The Way Things Are is, quite frankly, a shitty story to live by. So why do so many of us resign ourselves to it?
You probably don’t want to hear this. But you should.
All too often, I hear people says things that make me horribly, deep-down-in-my soul sad…
It’s all too easy to let your happiness fall to the whims of external factors . But ultimately, it all comes down to you.
You can’t compare your skills against someone else’s. All that matters is that you do what you were designed to do—and you do the everloving shit out of it.
Circumstances mean nothing. Limitations mean nothing. Obstacles mean nothing. It all comes down to you.
People who get through the day in the hardest of circumstances, who go on against the odds — THAT’s heroism, not cold showers and running triathlons.
How we approach everything–even piddly, mundane tasks–influences how awesome our lives can be.
No day will ever be without its distractions, emergencies, and other general pains in the arse. And the sooner you accept that, the better.
That little patch of life you think is all that’s out there for you? It’s an illusion. Here’s how to break free.
The philosophical breakdown of the meaning of my new tat. (Thesis: you can be Zen and still fight your little heart out.)
It is done. Eight ½ years after purchasing him—approximately 2 ½ years after making my last financing payment—Mortimer, my dearly beloved 2004 Hyundai Elantra, is taking a trip to go live with a friend of mine. (Which is a great way for the deal to go down, as a) I know he’ll be in good […]
I am a firm believer in the notion that you are only as lucky as you make yourself. And the way you make that luck is through a shit-ton of work, dogged optimism, and opening yourself up to the opportunities of the universe, even when the universe seems to be kicking you thoroughly in the […]
Perhaps it has something to do with growing up in a family with rather strong (ahem)…Southern Gothic tendencies. Or maybe it has something to do with being a writer and the resulting need to see every story through to its natural conclusion. So, when news of another tragedy hits my inbox, my world slows to […]
Attention is easy. Anyone can get it. It’s time to raise our game and choose something much more meaningful — influence.
What it means to really live life, and love life, and leave the world better because of your being in it.
On learning to live in the now, letting go of expectations, and believing in yourself.
My name is Cordelia, and I am a hustleraholic. But not for long…
Somewhere along the way, I got so caught up in the Grand Master Plan that I forgot about the underlying plan for this blog. It’s time to correct that.
(Forgive me for the excessive length of this one, but I was feeling particularly philosophical/nostalgic.) Six years ago this past Saturday (Friday the 13th (ironically), 2006) was the infamous Buffalo “October Storm,” in which an unusual amount of early lake effect snow fell while the trees were still heavily laden with leaves—resulting in enormous branches […]