The State of Confidence

Some days I have it…confidence. I’m confident in the ability to complete work assignments, to have fun on a bike ride, to serve the members of my church, to write a blog post, to be a good friend, to make a mean bowl of jambalaya, to eat a daily dose of dark chocolate, to love people and the cats, to take care of mom and my own health, to act silly, to parallel park, to enjoy nature, to be aRead more

The Identity of Mary J

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” ~Erik Erikson~ What is your identity? Do you have a definition of who you are? Are you a unique individual with purple hair and a nose ring or a combination of your parents and life-long experiences? I’m not sure what to say about myself. I’ve been pondering my own identity of late and what that might look like in print. I’llRead more

Cool Opotamus

Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus? ~Mitch Hedberg~ Does anyone ever believe they are truly hip or cool? I suppose the egotists of the world do. (No, no, that’s not you.) A friend recently texted me that her boyfriend thought I was “a pretty cool person,” which set me to pondering about what this means. I don’t necessarily consider “cool” as a word that defines me. A Star Trek Nerd? Yes. A gangly girl whoRead more

Jekyll And Hyde – Living With The Human Condition

Originally posted on Master of Something I'm Yet To Discover:
Have you ever wished you could excise the worst sides of yourself from your personality as easily as you might have a wart removed? Ever wished there was the neural equivalent of a plastic surgeon? “Doctor, I’d like a quick nip and tuck on my Talks Too Much.” “Doctor, can you give me a reduction on my overdeveloped Propensity To Be Resentful / Competitive / Rude?” We each have a…