Monday, October 29, 2012

I Love People

Happy National Cat Day!


I love people.

I love getting to know people and identifying the layers that they keep hidden from the rest of the world. I love noticing someone's faults yet understanding their background and how they came to be. I love picking out favorable qualities in others and trying really hard to emulate them. I love finding common fears, hopes, and hobbies. I love when someone intimidating becomes someone interesting. When someone quiet has the best story to tell. Or someone loud has the best story to hide. Humans are so incredibly complex, and I love that.

New goals:
- read Sherlock Holmes at some point
- read Preach My Gospel daily
- complete Personal Progress SOON (well, within reason)
- get a job
- actually sleep when I say I am going to

Now, not all of these are Specific, Measurable, blah blah, but I just made these up on the spot. Besides, why would I want all of the details on here? Too much effort on my part.


1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Happy Information Overload Day!

I am a girl of many talents.

I can follow recipes perfectly.
And end up with cancerous cookies.

I can play a pretty good game at any sport.
But mostly I am pretty bad.

And, I can create a fool-proof method (photo challenge) to keep myself on track with a goal.
Yet not posts for a month.

You see, Ladies and Gentlemen, it takes a true artist, a person of great skill to forget the unforgettable  To ignore the in-your-face, to procrastinate the possible. I try not to boast, but there are very few capable of this feat.

Here is the scoop on the life of McCall:

Things are pretty well in my little head. I am in the process of abandoning my petty immature ways, and I am trying to become a better person. Pretty taxing procedure, I must say. I have oodles and oodles of homework this weekend, but I can handle it (or so I hope.) One EXTREMELY exciting thing is that...

(Insert drum roll here:)





... I was accepted into NHS!! I am super pumped for this, it has been my dream for a long time to get into the National Honor Society. In middle school I was accepted into NJHS, yet we moved to Minnesota before I was able to actually participate.

Anywho, I have had this post sitting as a draft for quite some time now. Time to get jiggy with it!

And here are a few of my favorite DailyOddCompliments: