How do you…?

How do you stay motivated? What do you use to keep that fire going?

I suggest surrounding yourself with inspiring and motivated people. I particularly enjoy surrounding myself with those that share a passion for helping people. It’s a bit disappointing that those who were involved in the community with me in the past now find themselves too busy to jump back in.
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Yet, you can’t really just solicit this passion in someone. You can’t just put up an ad, “WANTED: PASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY”…I mean it doesn’t work. You two (or three or four) still have to click. Is this person responsive? Will they go the extra mile? Pull their weight?

I struggle to find how do you stay involved like you once were without the same kick-ass group you once worked with in College?

I am currently on a journey to find this group and hope some of my “old” group quickly has time to join in me battling old problems that are important to us.

Gone for too long…where have I been?

Going to try to make this as short, sweet, and concise as possible! It’s almost March, the 3rd month of the year. …

January 2013 

I was actually really busy working and taking a winter session class. I worked a lot, and hence, I went MIA while taking what is normally a semester long course, packed into 15 days! Class was 5 times a week, three hours a day, with an exam almost every other day.

but then…

I escaped! On the last day of class (there was no class meeting, just an online final) — I borded a flight to Mexico. I had an amazing few days there, and a less than a few days upon return, Spring 2013 semester began.

February 2013 

Internship, work, work, class, volunteering,  family, boyfriend — my days are packed. But I have to admit, things have finally begun to look up. Last year was a difficult year for me, but I feel like this year is my year to hit the ground running. All the knowledge, experience, and goals have finally crossed the paths to combine into an adventurous staircase to success.

So that quote I’m sure you’ve all read, “Laugh at the problems” or something like along those lines…is true. Things have been uncertain, things have been dark, things have been crazy, there were also great memories along those days.

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Enjoy the ride, sure, but also remember that what you do (or don’t do) will dictate how high and how low the ride gets. I prefer to prepare for the “small dips” and “tall highs” because there is no such things as “no lows”