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Subject: Marathon morning and how passionate are you?

Forum: Marathon morning and how passionate are you?
Aloha CollegeNet,

Well it's 2:25am on the morning of the marathon! I've made it this far and am excited to get my run on. Wow, I've prepared for this long and hard and it's finally here. I'm making sure to take in the gravity of this day. A first marathon- a once in a lifetime thing! So I went to the marathon expo and of course bought cool stuff lol. I bought some yoga/running clothes from this one brand whose slogan is Live Passionately. It got me thinking and wondering how passionately am I living? On a scale of 1 to 10 how passionately are you living your life?

I would say currently I am at at 7 or 8 perhaps. I think through work and running I am really throwing myself into the unknown and challenging myself in new ways. I seek to live from a place of passion for life and not taking anything for granted. Seeking out new experiences and fresh ideas is something I strive for. From running my first marathon to starting a mindfulness program at my school I would say I am living rather passionately. Although there is always room for improvement and I do want to push myself to continually live more and more passionately throughout my days here on earth.

How about you? How passionately are you living? Rate yourself 1-10. Wish me luck!

- Wanderer

Subject: Re: Too quick to move on?

Forum: Too quick to move on?
Aloha Jess,

I would say it completely depends on the length and type of relationship. How heavily invested you were in the relationship would also be a factor. I don't think there is any set time to abide by when it comes to knowing when to move on. Ultimately, you have to give yourself time to feel it and figure out how best to move on. I feel like I read once that you are supposed to wait the length of the relationship at least so say for example your relationship was a year then you need at least a year to recover. Although that sounds like a long time so maybe I am remembering wrong lol. We all have to decide for ourselves when we are ready to move on. We have to really feel ready and that we have let go of the previous relationships and are emotionally ready to open up to someone new. For one person it might be longer than another or shorter period of time. Every situation will be unique and every individual is different. I also think in some ways life decides when we are ready or not. Say you feel ready and start meeting people but it takes months before you find someone to date on a regular basis so perhaps you weren't quite ready yet and life waited till you were more ready to send a relationship your way. Maybe it's a silly theory but life decides a lot for us. Even though we may feel ready for something ultimately life will send us what we need when we are ready.

- Wanderer

Subject: Does your life feel too routine?

Forum: Does your life feel too routine?
Aloha CollegeNet,

As I sit here on Monday morning, feeling tired and trying to perk up I recall the feeling I had last night and this morning that my life feels so routine in some respects right now. The rhythm of my life feels so familiar and regular. I'm trying to find that spark inside that makes life feel new and fresh but I can't find it today. I was pressing the snooze button again and have been neglecting to meditate. It's so easy to choose to take the easy road and be lazy, I'm trying to push myself to break out of my shell and hopefully life will not feel so routine. Does your life feel too routine? What do you do to spice things up when the routines of life feel monotonous?

- Wanderer

Subject: Re: Best Words of Wisdom or advice from Elders?

Forum: Best Words of Wisdom or advice from Elders?
Aloha Christi,

I hope you are able to spend lots of time with your family over the holiday season and in the upcoming year! I hear ya about balance being complicated! It does always seem like once we get one area of our life together another falls about. Such is the beautiful challenge of life that there is always something we can work on in one area or another.

I really have not receive advice from elders as my grandmothers died when I was young, too young to ask for advice for the future adult I would become. I never met either of my grandfathers. I visit with an elderly lady now but she does a lot of complaining and talking about bad things happening. She does remind me to wait for my prince so she keeps me positive about finding love. Since I don't have a lot of elders in my life who are full of wisdom there is always the internet for pieces of advice. I found some ones I liked that I thought I would share:

“Don’t look at the calendar. Just keep celebrating every day.”

“Invest in quality pieces, they never go out of style.”

“I make myself go out every day, even if it’s only to walk around the block. The key to staying young is to keep moving.”

“Even if you feel hatred, keep it to yourself. Don’t hurt other people for any reason.”

“Don’t ever give up on love.”

“Nobody else controls you.”

“Make time to cry.”

"Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”

“Don’t compare. You’ll never be happy with your life. The grass is always greener.”

“Do one thing each day that is just for you.”

“Don’t be a cheapskate.”


“Find your passion and live it.”

“Most time things will figure themselves out.”

“Learn to adapt.”

“Take time to mourn what you’ve lost.”

“Keep going and never give up.”

“Make yourself walk.”

“I drink the faucet water.”

“Don’t just die all because you want to.”

“Life is fun. It’s all up to the person. Be satisfied. You don’t have to be ‘happy’ all the time, you need to be satisfied.”

“Love people. Find something to like about the person—it’s there—because we’re all just people.”

I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I did! Have a great weekend!

- Wanderer

Subject: Re: Did you grow up with a religion?

Forum: Did you grow up with a religion?
Aloha yourockmysocks,

I was lucky enough not to be raised religious. My mother grew up in an extremely strict Catholic household. She went to church early every morning and went to religious schooling and the whole bit. At 18 she was done with it and left home and never looked back. So I was not raised with any religion and I a grateful for that so that I can explore on my own and choose my beliefs rather than having them chose for me. I did choose to go to a Catholic all-grils boarding school for high school but I choose it for the sense of community and being a part of a sisterhood as I saw it. At this school I was not only exposed to Catholicism but in religion classes we covered all of the major religions so I got to learn about many belief systems.

I would consider myself more spiritual than religious as well. It wasn't until my adulthood that I really considered and explored religion on my own. At one point I almost joined a church and was going through the classes to do so but at a certain point it became clear that organized religion was not for me. I find myself drawn to reading books and exploring topics related to the philosophy of life and God. I find Buddhism vey interesting but do not see myself adopting the beliefs of any particular religion but finding my own way though all the ideas that are out there.

Thanks for the topic!

- Wanderer

Subject: Re: Describe How You Feel About Today In One Word!

Forum: Describe How You Feel About Today In One Word!
Aloha Thankful,

In an effort to use a different word then everyone else I chose appreciative

I really am in an appreciative mood. I appreciate so much about myself and my life that it has me feeling this way. I am appreciative of everything from my apple watch and cell phone to my friends and family. I appreciate everyone I know and everyone who makes my world go round. I appreciate my good health and the fact that I have a stable job and home life. I appreciate all the dating apps that are free to use lol. I appreciate all the people I have gone out with and will go out with. I appreciate everything I own and the roof over my head. I appreciate everyone who takes time today to volunteer and help others get a hot meal. I truly appreciate all of life today and everything it has to offer each and every one of us- all the blessings, opportunities, heartaches and wondrous experiences we will all have. To be able to appreciate life is a wonderful thing and I wish that for all humans everywhere.

- Wanderer

Subject: Name one weed and one flower in your life

Forum: Name one weed and one flower in your life
Aloha CollegeNet,

Name one weed (something not going so well or that you want to change) and one flower (something that is going well) in your life right now.

Keep in mind that "The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement." - Unknown

Weed- Procrastinating on practicing and starting to teach mindfulness to students

Flower- Getting a positive response from a guy that I want to go on a date with and having a great date on Sunday with a guy that I want to see again

- Wanderer

Subject: What gets you excited about life?

Forum: What gets you excited about life?
Aloha CollegeNet,

a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.

exhilaration · elation · animation · enthusiasm · eagerness · anticipation · feverishness · fever · delirium · agitation · emotion · fire · fieriness · intensity · zeal · zest · pep · ·

•something that arouses enthusiasm and eagerness; an exciting incident.

thrill · thrilling sensation · exciting sensation · adventure · treat · pleasure · delight · joy · kick · buzz · high · charge

As individuals we all have different things that get us truly excited about life. What gets you excited about life?

Form me, new possibilities and opportunities get me excited. The prospect of a new friendship or relationship as well as an upcoming trip all serve to get me excited about life. Going on a new adventure or doing something fun and new. Going to a concert or other live music or event also get me excited!

- Wanderer

Subject: What matters most in your life?

Forum: What matters most in your life?
Aloha CollegeNet,

A simple yet thoughtful question for today: What matters most in your life?

For me, my relationships with others and my relationship with myself matter the most. Without quality relationships my life would not matter as much. Having things I am passionate about in my life also matters a lot and feeling that I am contributing to the world in a positive way.

- Wanderer

Subject: Re: Does life get better?

Forum: Does life get better?
Aloha Chloe,

I believe life does get better. I think as you get older you learn, grow, change and adapt more easily. I think there is something to be said for life/people getting better with age. As you get older you gain more freedom although with that comes responsibility. I think part of the aspect of life getting better comes from us getting better. Life will be life but we as humans get the chance to grow and change and that is what then makes life a better experience. Being an adult also gives you more control over your life which can lend to better circumstances- you are no longer living how your parents want you to. The more you have been through the more wisdom you have the opportunity to gain and I think being wiser lends to a better life experience. Life is really what you make it. If you want it to be better only you have the power to make it so and the older you are the greater your ability to take advantage of the opportunity to make life better.

- Wanderer