O is for Oops…A-Z Challenge

Holy Crap! I completely forgot about the A-Z challenge that I signed up for months ago. I got so busy with everything that I’m lucky I remember books in the morning for school.

I almost forgot about my daughter’s track meet the other day, this is how mushy my brain is right now. It’s filled with facts that I’m trying to retain long enough to pass exams and then hopefully some of them stick for when I actually have to go to work in the field.

Uugh. If I’ve pissed anyone off that has been busting their asses participating in this challenge, please accept my sincere apologies. I’m not a slacker, just overloaded.

Ok, onward…

Is it really April? Because when I woke up this morning, there was an inch of snow on the ground and it was 30 frickin’ degrees. If I didn’t have to go to class this morning I would have gone back to bed.

Speaking of crappy weather, I might as well fill you in on my new plans for an adventurous future. My husband and I were talking one day about moving somewhere warmer. I’ve been wanting to get out of the Arctic Tundra for years now, but my husband seems to be coming around quickly these days.

We’ve been looking at sailboats and we’ve decided that we’re going to buy one and live on it in the Gulf once I graduate. I figure I could work somewhere in Florida since they still have the death penalty. It was recently abolished here in Illinois and once I get to work, I want to work with a lawyer who specializes or works only with the death penalty.

The other choice is California. After all, San Quentin is right over there in the Bay. My husband would prefer to live on the Gulf, so I’m thinking a compromise is in order. We’ve been doing a ton of research and following some of the people who live on sailboat’s. We’re taking sailing lessons this summer, so we’ll see how it goes.

A slight hang up I have is a major fear of sharks, but I absolutely love the ocean. I’m thinking I’ll get used to it. The more I learn about it, the better I feel.

Well, short post tonight. I’ve been writing all day and I’m going to bed.

~Live Happy


Passion is our life’s purpose. Living a life that we love, a life that is fulfilled, this is our purpose. It’s not about survival. Working to get the bills paid and go on vacation once a year or having to decide which is more important, our kids college education or our retirement, is no way to live. We are here to enjoy everything that is on this earth. That’s why it’s here. Yes, we need to pay our bills, but stop and ask yourself; Are you holding your job to maintain the income that maintains all of your “stuff” that is filling a void? That void you are trying to fill is your passion. Once you start living a life that you truly love and enjoy, you will see that all that material stuff is just that; STUFF. Our kids learn from us. My kids do what I do, not what I say. They will live the way I live and by the principles I live by. I do not want them working at a job just to pay the bills, or waking up everyday having to force themselves out of bed to get to a job they despise, while dreaming in the corners of their minds about what they’d really like. I want my kids to love, love, love their lives. I do not want my children searching endlessly for things or stuff that will make them happy because they aren’t DOING what makes them happy. That’s how we are fulfilled, by DOING what we love. It is our birth right as human beings, every one of us, to be happy and live with passion. It is up to you and you alone to make sure that happens. Live what you love.Start by writing down all of the things you dream of doing, all the things your passionate about, all of the things you think would make you love to get out of bed everyday. You can post your list here if you’d like. What are you waiting for?
Live Happy.