Monday, March 10, 2008

Random Pictures

This picture is me, but I am still trying to figure out when I became part zombie, because I am obviously not focused on the camera. haha! At least I got to wear my dress!

This is my favorite picture of mom. She was a good sport during her knee surgery....This always makes me laugh. how many pioneers were in wheelchairs I wonder????


It has been an interesting thought for me to consider the idea of potential. We each have it, we use it, we see it in others, and it isn't really an object or a trait, it is an opportunity. Kind of interesting.

We all have potential to do great things, have new adventures, learn knew ideas, live in new cultures, get exposed to new careers or relationships, and just generally do something great for the world. How can anyone be depressed when they consider the limitless opportunities that lie in store for them? The limitless POTENTIAL they have to make a difference? It is time to stop living in the comfort of what we know, so that we can step out into what we fear, allowing us the opportunity to have new experiences. I have certainly made life changes in moving from CT, to Idaho, to Hawaii, as those are all very different cultures. I admire those who travel from distant countries to go to college or to live. I hope that one day I can have that same experience.

Then I start thinking about why different people use their potential to make certain choices. It is incredible how we are all on the same planet and yet experience dramatically different lives that take us on different paths. Some of us realize our potential, and some seem locked out from it by the world.

In terms of career and potential, how does someone even begin to choose what do to for the rest of their lives when there is so much to enjoy in each career field? I just hope I live my life in a way so that I can look back on my life with a feeling of accomplishment and few regrets. the only way I am going to do that is if I reach out to the opportunities before me and utilize the potential that is dying to be realized.

then I start thinking about the potential of my friends, and I am humbled by the amazing things I can imagine them accomplishing. Keep working hard everyone!