August 31, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Hi! I know this post is a little late – (shocking, right?) I initially started it around Mother’s Day… being a childless fun auntie had my brain spinning thoughts around for weeks (months…)  and I had to let them free….. So the reason why we celebrate Mother’s Day is obvious because we all have a Mother – science is not that advanced yet. But the ACT of being a mother is a different thing, and this is where my thoughts are taking me. Some people’s only desire in this life is to be a mother, to give birth to a…

July 12, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Hey all! It’s been a pretty crazy few months, I’ve been tackling a load of projects and since this is kind of my “I do it for myself” page, it gets pushed to the bottom of the barrel. However, I’ve learned a few important lessons in the past few months about taking risks, being rejected, and realizing what you think you want is not really what’s best, and I thought it was a good message to share –  I know DD from 10 years ago would love to hear what I am about to say. This is been an interesting…

May 4, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Life is bigger It’s bigger And you, you are not me The lengths that I will go to The distance in your eyes Oh no, I’ve said too much I set it up Dear Self – You’re taking on a lot right now. You’re confident in your actions. You’re moving in the right direction. You’ve  made decisions. and you’re sticking with them  – it’s the only way to make a change. You must keep making plans, evaluating and changing them, and continuing to make decisions. They are not always the right ones.  It’s going to get tough, you’re going to…

May 1, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Some days you’re the bird – some days you’re the windshield. I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately, and looking more and more for meaning + purpose in my day to day life. I was searching for the right words this morning and I came across this article + I had to share…. Here’s a link to the original article on Elephant Journal “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing…

April 24, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Welcome back to the work week – if you’re working that M-F grind. Mondays I always feel a little nostalgic for the weekend + am planning my carry over from the previous weekends “Crap I didn’t get that done!” I am always a fan of the #MondayMotivation to get back on track + realize that I am not the only one that feels like a hot mess! I got some good feedback from my Dalai Lama and MLK quote posts, so I thought a Buddha quote post was needed. Check it out + share it with someone that needs it :)…

April 20, 2017 theadventuresofdd

We’ve been having a lot of discussions about effective communication in our workplace this month. I think it’s important to have that discussion in general, in all aspects of your life and your interpersonal relationships – to check in and make sure you are getting the most out of your time here on this planet. It doesn’t always go so well – because understanding people’s love languages + personalities is something that is very difficult to understand- however with a little love + understanding, these are things that can be overcome. Me personally, I am a people pleaser, a keeper…

April 18, 2017 theadventuresofdd

I am a little late posting this, because Easter was, well yesterday, but this was my facebook status yesterday and  I thought this message was important to share across other platforms. I was thinking a lot about how to address yesterday, because I don’t have kids – so there’s no Easter Bunny – and I also see the world from different angles. But that doesn’t take away from Easter being a very important holiday to a lot of people for many different reasons. For me – I’ve been very introspective lately as people close to me are having end of…

April 10, 2017 theadventuresofdd 5Comment

It’s been a relatively heavy week in our community – the suicide of a local weatherman has devastated a lot of people. Happiness and relative happiness is something I think about often – and how other people treat you and how you treat yourself can have impact that cuts so deep. I recently started watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix – it’s a beautiful, haunting piece of art that tells the story of a teenage girl’s suicide and the experiences that lead her down this path. If you have known me for a while, you’re aware that my life has…

March 24, 2017 theadventuresofdd

YO YO YO! I’ve kind of been slacking on the deep thoughts the past few weeks, but trust me – I’ve had LOTS of deep thoughts. Get ready, because they are coming your way soon. In the meantime,  I came across this article today, and I thought it was worth sharing. Here are 10 habits to improve your life. Life is precious and fleeting, and the problem is, we always think we have time. This year has been kind of an existential crisis for me, and I am slowly realizing that time, and my body, will not afford me the…

February 14, 2017 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

Hey hey! so – today is Valentines Day, or Galentines Day, or Tuesday. Potato, potatoe. AMIRIGHT? Love is a very liberal term. Being in love, falling in love, feeling love, feeling lust, feeling power – it’s all relative. You can have romantic love, friendship love, pet love – it all fills your soul and that’s what love is supposed to do for us. Full disclosure – I am watching the Bachelor while writing this. It’s the most ridiculous show ever. It’s a nice reminder of all of the craziness one must go through when finding a life partner. I think…