Kim: On beautiful mistakes…

October 6, 2009 by  
Filed under On Life, On Money & Career

Plans? Hmm. One of the things I’ll never forget from Business 101 in college was this: “If you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail”. Ok, makes sense I guess. But then again…sometimes the best laid plans are recipes for disaster. So how do you find that happy medium? Flip a coin? Magic 8 ball? Tarot cards? See what kind of toy you get in your next Happy Meal? I say YES to all of those! Or…in other words…just let it happen.

Grace: On the life I’d planned

October 6, 2009 by  
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I can’t remember all the plans I had for myself as I approached forty, but you can best believe they did not include being laid off…AGAIN, being single PERPETUALLY,  and STILL fighting the battle of the bulge. No, no, although I  have been guilty of re-writing history, I am pretty sure I hadn’t planned for […]

Rachel: On the life that’s waiting for you

October 6, 2009 by  
Filed under On Family, On Life, On Relationships

Those words really resonate with me lately. My beloved fiancé celebrated his fortieth birthday in September and it really got me thinking. I recall my younger years when I thought I knew so much and had the nerve to make plans for the life that I would lead. I was going to marry my high […]

The life you planned vs. the life you have

October 6, 2009 by  
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Yesterday a friend shared a quote on her Facebook wall that resonated with me. I borrowed it (thanks Tanya) and immediately posted it on my wall “You must be willing to get rid of the life you’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for you.” —Joseph Campbell. Have you been able to get out of your way long enough to live the life that’s been waiting for you, or are you still struggling with your best laid plains?