Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
For my little calm keeper, the one object that could give me inner peace. Something about the texture of a simple tie that keeps me centered, and brings me right back home to when I was a little child, to a time where everything was simple
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
When it was forecasted for snow this afternoon, I was upset as that meant I would not be able to fly today. This winter has been harsh to me in regards to getting up in the air and it has been frustrating to say the least. So today was especially hard to be thankful for the weather.
But I am thankful for a snowy 30 degree day and being able to spend it playing in the snow with a dog that would stay outdoors all day if I let her
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
This was meant to be a blog about things that I am grateful and thankful for. However, today has been really exhausting and emotionally and mentally draining and would benefit from a few quotes that keep me doing what I do every single day. I do what I do and am grateful for everything as it pushes me toward my one true love of flight. Nothing makes me happier than maneuvering myself in the air and soaring above the world below. Nothing makes me more at peace with myself than when I am listening to the single engine chugging away and the radios crackling in my headset. Nothing makes me, me.
"You can always tell when a man has lost his soul to flying. The poor bastard is hopelessly committed to stopping whatever he is doing long enough to look up and make sure the aircraft purring overhead continutes on course and does not suddenly fall out of the sky. It is also his bound duty to watch every aircraft within view take off and land"
- Ernst K. Gann - "Fate is the Hunter"
- Ernst K. Gann - "Fate is the Hunter"
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyse turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"
- Leonardo Da Vinci -
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
It was a very uneventful day and it was really hard to figure out what I should be thankful for at the end of the day.
In usual winter fashion in Minnesota, the roads get rather slick at times, and that made me think of my recently "fixed" ankle. Prior to my surgery I would not have been able to avoid a dislocation just by walking on a slippery road. Today, I can run and jump and be completely stable.
So, I am completely thankful and grateful for being able to afford insurance that allowed me to have surgery that finally fixed all my instability issues. My mobility has never been better.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
For coffee and my trusty flight computer. Coffee is vital to me staying awake long enough to study after a long day. The E6B for saving my butt during my cross-country flights.... And besides, it makes me feel so smart when I use it with its manual slides and turn wheels
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Today was a rather difficult day to be thankful about anything - Long and really terrible work day, and to top it off I found out about the water damage to the other house.
I stopped to think after the emotions have stopped raging and felt rather silly for getting too worked up in the first place. First, getting angry was not going to rebuild the collapsed ceiling nor destroyed carpet. And secondly, I should consider myself really lucky to even be able to keep paying for 2 mortgages and still be doing okay.
Today was a day of really far reaching thankfulness but I am grateful nonetheless.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Too often I feel stressed about being an adult. The day to day responsibilities, the demands at work, things that all add up and gets to be a little bit too much some days.
When I get the time for some silence and solitude, I am finally able to reflect on my day and see the beauty and unexpected "wins" that had happened. This blog is a place for me to remind myself of the wonders of my day and to be thankful for every single day that I have.
Here's to 2014 and a year of thankfulness.