“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

butterfly“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

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You Know All Those Things You’ve Always Wanted to Do?

DSC_0150 “You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.” -Unknown* Don’t wait — get out there and start accomplishing your goals!

*Correction: this quote has an owner! The original piece, which has been circulating the internet without an accompanying name, can be found here: http://laracaseyshop.com/products/handwriting-desk-card-gold-foil. You can even purchase a lovely piece of artwork to remind yourself daily to attain your goals 🙂

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week


Each summer, thousands of people tune in to Discovery’s infamous “Shark Week,” where viewers learn about shark biology, shark conservation, shark attack survivors, and watch helpless seals get tossed into the air by the breaching great white sharks of South Africa. As a shark lover, I look forward to Shark Week every year. I was even fortunate enough to spend Shark Week a few years ago volunteering on a great white shark project in South Africa, where I was able to see the magnificent great whites every day. Even people who dislike sharks become immersed in Shark Week festivities and the phrase “Live every week like it’s Shark Week” has become popular with its viewers. What does it mean to live like it’s Shark Week? People tend to vary in their interpretations of what it means to them. I personally like to think that it means living each day with as much awe, fear, and excitement as you experience during Shark Week!

Today marks the first day of Shark Week for 2013, so check out the Discovery Channel tonight to see what it’s all about!

Once a Year, Go Someplace You’ve Never Been Before


“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” -Dalai Lama

It doesn’t have to be to another country, or even another state, but try to explore someplace new each year! It can be as simple as driving an hour or two away to explore that lake or mountain that you’ve been wanting to see for a weekend getaway.