“You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
75 years ago on July 2, 1937, Amelia and her navigator disappeared while trying to circle the globe. Recently, a new search has begun after the recent discovery of parts that may belong to Amelia’s aircraft. In honor of this brave woman, today’s quote is something we can all relate to.
” I just want to get to a point where I am satisfied with myself. ”
I agree a lot with this sentiment. I feel as though that’s what we are all searching for in life. To be satisfied. For the moments and experiences that allow us to be satisfied with our life and what we’ve accomplished. Is anyone ever really satisfied? I wonder.
I decided to treat myself. No special occasion. Just wanted to buy something new and so I decided to splurge on these new sneakers, Nike Free Run+3. I can use my Nike+ sensor to track my running/walking progress and they come in this pretty Prism Blue. These will help keep me motivated to get back on a fitness kick. Lately, I’ve been getting into mini spurts of working out by running or with my collection of fitness DVDs and then I lose momentum. I gotta stick with it. Since I haven’t splurged in awhile, I decided to do it right. Only $100, I read that these sneakers are great for training, which is key since one of my goals by year end is to run my first 5k. I can’t wait to get them in the mail in two days!
Interested? You can find them here.
“I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I’d done theatricals in college, but I’d done them because it was fun.”
- James Stewart, Actor
This quote, from one of my favorite actors, is a great reminder that sometimes life has a different plan for you. It’s something good to remember, especially in these times when most recent college graduates, including myself, are still trying to figure out what to do with themselves and their career. You never know what door will open up to you and just where it may lead.
In order to honor the woman and the writer that Nora Ephron was, I give you today’s quote is in celebration of her. She is definitely an inspiration me as a screenwriter and director and it would be lovely to achieve her success someday. Some of my favorite movies were When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You Got Mail. In honoring her memory, I just finished reading her book of essays, I Remember Nothing and I’ll be reading I Feel Bad About My Neck next.
Here’s to you, Nora.
“I’d known since I was a child that I was going to live in New York eventually, and that everything between would be just an intermission. I’d spent all those years imagining what New York was going to be like. I thought it was going to be the most exciting, magical, fraught-with-possibility place that you could ever live; a place where if you really wanted something you might be able to get it; a place where I’d be surrounded by people I was dying to know; a place where I might be able to become the only thing worth being, a journalist. And I’d turned out to be right.”
- Nora Ephron “I Remember Nothing”