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A is for Attitude

A is for Attitude

There are two types of happiness: happiness that is created when you get something you’ve been wanting; and happiness you create regardless of what’s going on around you.  We have the tools in us to be happy beyond our circumstances.  To create a synthetic happiness.  A lot of it is attitude. My Mom and Nena, … Continue reading

Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

“Why is it, when I am in Rome I’d give an eye to be at home, But when on native earth I be, My soul is sick for Italy? And why with you, my love, my lord, Am I spectacularly bored, Yet do you up and leave me – then I scream to have you … Continue reading

Today Was a Good Day

Today Was a Good Day

It was in the 80’s today in America’s Finest City.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the air felt like a blanket wrapped around your skin.  Standing on my grandmother’s deck, looking out at a grove of palm trees and SDSU’s bell tower to my left, I felt overwhelmed concurrently with the beauty … Continue reading

Better Than the Boys

Better Than the Boys

In my life, for whatever reason, my tribe has consisted of a few more boys than girls. I am three parts XX, one part XY. Being a bit of a tomboy has it’s perks and its pitfalls. For instance, my nails pretty much always look like shit. I have surfer feet. I have never seen “The Bachelor” which is inconvenient for “The Bachelor” parties. I hate baking. I cook nothing actually, not only because I know zero recipes, but also because I have no interest (this is a big thing, or so I am told by my male counterparts). Half the time I’m hanging out with guy friends, I’m in the water, on a ski mountain, or glued to a couch watching TV and these are not my most attractive moments, arguably. I know after hearing this, that you all are probably dying to propose tomorrow, but I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Continue reading