Welcome to Teresa's World!

This is my oldest blog - I now have several other blogs/websites for different areas of my life, different ways I think. You can check out old posts on this blog for glimpses into my life from long ago, or else check out newer posts at my various other blogs and websites for more insight into my current life and thought patterns...

Dream Big, Play Big - my personal development & life-hacking blog

Read With Teresa - the books that have been filling my head lately

MultiPassionate Coaching - living life with 'too many' interests and passions

PhysArt - dancing, moving, body-hacking

Me on OkCupid - my thoughts on relationships and such

and of course, my main personal website...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

-Auguste Rodin

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"Every choice you make ends up being the right one -- simply because it is the one you made. Good or bad, it folds into the fabric of your life and leads you to your next choice and, inevitably, your next day, your next season, your next year. In the end it's not about making the right choice every time (because who does?); it's about making the most of your choices, learning from them, sometimes laughing about them -- and becoming a better person as a result.
So whether you like to mull things over, take a meeting, or just take the plunge, you grow every day because of the choices you make. And what's most important, your life is that much richer because you have a choice in the first place."
-from Women's Health, Sept/Oct 2005

All the choices I've made up to this point have made me the person I am, and I like me! :-)

Friday, August 19, 2005

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one."

Thursday, August 18, 2005

"The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show
us what we need to learn."

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

"The truth will set you free"

As much as the truth can suck sometimes, I always feel better knowing (maybe not right away, but in the long run). I really appreciate people who can just be truthful with me. I hate wondering, so it's really nice when people can just be open and honest about their feelings. Sometimes it doesn't work out the way that you had hoped, but at least you know that the outcome was based on the truth and not on some lie or misunderstanding. Not that I think everyone should go around just telling everyone else their totally honest feelings about that person, but I want to be able to get the truth if I ask someone how they feel.

Part of why I like the truth is because I like to understand - the world, people, why everything happens the way it does. I know that I can't always understand everything, at least not at the time it's happening. I believe that for whatever reason (which may become clear later), things need to happen the way they do, so that we can grow and change into the people that we need to be.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

So much to do for back-to-school -
we just got/are getting in a ton of inventory to stock up for our busiest season, and we have to find room for all of it and keep it organized.
Gotta make coupon flyers for all the different studios.
Gotta make the mailers and get them ready to send out to our 1400 person mailing list.
Gotta set up the new Point of Sale software and get the computers all connected.
Gotta find another person or two to hire for temporary help during the next two months.

Gotta remember to breathe and delegate.
Gotta remember to not be overwhelmed by the store, and not work more than 70 hrs a week.
Gotta remember that this is the time that I actually make money :-)