Monday Motivation // 04.22.13

Monday, April 22, 2013

Last week's events made everyone pause. With so much tragedy and disaster all at once, how could you not? 

Texas A&M has a wonderful tradition that I participate in every year. On April 21, Aggies all over the world muster where ever they are located. Muster is a time for former and current Aggies to remember those who have passed away that year. For the past four years, I've been lucky enough attend the formal Muster on campus. Speakers remind us about the importance of remembering our Aggie brothers and sisters, as well as the importance of standing with each other and for each other. Roll call begins, candles are lit for fallen Aggies, and their loved ones answer, "Here." It's a beautiful ceremony. 

All of last week seemed like a nationwide Muster. Americans from all over stood for the victims of Boston and West and answered, "Here." We will not be shaken. We will not be moved. We will always be there for those who have fallen and strive to keep their memories alive.

Life can be stressful. I know that first hand. I've been in and out of this blog because I've been overwhelmed with tests on tests on projects on papers on tests and will continue to be that way for the next couple of weeks. However, last week was a great reminder to just breathe and be thankful. You will overcome. We're Americans and that's what we do. 

Monday Motivation // 04.08.13

Monday, April 8, 2013

Today, I want to dedicate my post to the lovely Lilly Pulitzer. She stayed true to herself and always did what made her happy. Let's take a page from her book and smile a little bigger today in honor of her. Happy Monday!

Monday Motivation // 04.01.13

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Is it really April already? I feel like I was just figuring out my resolutions for the year a couple days ago. 

Sometimes, it really weighs on me that I'm unable to post on here everyday as I would love to do. I honestly told Ross this morning that I should probably take a break until I can focus solely on the blog. However, I thankfully stumbled on over to A Piece of Toast this morning during my usual BlogLovin' reading and saw that they discussed "Balancing a Successful Blog & Days Jobs" at the BOSS magazine. I swear every time I'm going through something, someone blogs about it on their blog with amazing answers that same day. Sally & Molly both reminded me that I just need to do me. It's okay if I can't post here everyday. It's better to post something meaningful every once in a while than force myself to write something that really doesn't represent me. 

The article also reminded me to keep going. Success happens when you push through difficult times, not when you quit. I encourage you to keep going. Whether you're struggling at work, home or school, keep pushing on and things will come together. 

Happy Monday! (Oh, and I guess Happy April Fool's Day, too!)