I have always been fascinated by competition. I especially love elite athletics. I love the Olympics! I’m astounded that some people choose to dedicate themselves to a pursuit and that among those people, some rise to the very top of their game. I’m amazed that some people have the drive to be the very best in the world at what they do.
If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know if you get there?
by: Amy and Danielle
When I was 19 and in my first year of university, my then 17-year-old roommate taught me a lesson that has served me well. She said that one should never write anything negative down to someone, rather deliver the message verbally. So, if you’re angry at your friend, tell her about it, don’t write to her about it. Think about it: It’s painful to hear criticism, and when it’s written down you can go back time and time again and relive that pain. The mind has a way of softening our memories of hearing difficult things. Plus, when we speak to each other about uncomfortable issues, we tend to try and find some resolution before the end of the conversation. It’s usually a softer experience all around.