Author Archives: Chantielle
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
When it comes to life axioms, I often rely on my buddy Ralph. He’s the one that said life’s about the journey, not the destination. He recommended doing things that scare us. That we should never follow the beaten path, but forge our own trail. Emerson understood that you become the person you want to be, that nothing is achieved without enthusiasm, and that failure is fundamental. (more…)
Tomorrow I get to sign my divorce papers.
After the year from hell, one final signature will end this chapter of my life for good.
Even though the bleeding stopped long ago, I still feel a nagging pain in the pit of my stomach every now and again. A reminder that, even though the past has been forgiven, it can never really be forgotten. It happens at the strangest times; certain smells will bring back memories as clearly as if they’d happened yesterday; a song will make me tear up at a coffee shop; photos will bring back conversations long forgotten. (more…)
“It’s never too late to be the person you were always meant to be.”- George Eliot
Who’s life are you living?
Yes, you’re living your own, but are you really? Are you actually working a job that you enjoy and excel at? Do you honestly love the extra hours you spend in the office while your boss waltzes home at 4:30 every afternoon? Is that really a sense of pride that you feel when you pull into the drive of your five bedroom home, or is it just a feeling of accomplishment; another checkmark on the list of things you’re supposed to do in order to be considered happy, successful? (more…)