Flashlight Friday! Classe Pictures to Rock Your World

This is how much they travel: Last year, they were abroad for 237 nights, took 56 different flights, stayed in 103 different hotels, and went to 18 different countries. They get around!

It’s no wonder that they come up with stunning photography and interesting stories.

Start here, where they talk about catching the “Polar Virus.” “We embark on a walk beside a majestic iceberg in the footsteps of a huge polar bear.” How can you NOT want to read more???

Why Being Valedictorian Hurt My Future

I was valedictorian of my high school class, and had to bear an awful lot of teasing and name-calling to get there.

I also had to bear something else—the tug-of-war between my pride and my embarrassment at having achieved that title.

Why be embarrassed to get a perfect 4.0 GPA?

Flashlight Friday! Looking for Love in all the Places

What’s a gal to do when the clock is ticking, she’s no longer in her early 30′s and she can’t seem to find the man of her dreams next door? Well hit the road, of course, to search the world for romance and discover what this elusive thing called ‘love’ really is.

A Speaker with Laryngitis

Day three was when adversity really struck. It happened abruptly. Between breaks, our speaker completely lost her voice.

What would you do if you were the main presenter for an eager audience of 1300 people, and you got laryngitis?

Chalene’s team stepped up while she gargled salt water back stage.

Time to Nix the “Texter” Pose

I won’t be one of those people who walks around while texting anymore.

You know the type—head down, elbows bend, hands clutching a glowing device, thumbs working steadily away, shuffling slowly along, completely unaware of what’s going on around them. Maybe you are like that sometimes? I know I have been!

The Catalyst to Stop Paying Only Half-Attention

The event was being held in the library of a graduate college. I assumed the string quartet would be playing inconspicuously in a corner and graduate students would be studying at the desks and tables near the bookshelves and along the window. I figured one or two students would be actively listening to the music, but the rest would come and go as if the musicians weren’t even there. It would be like music playing over the speakers at a coffee shop, or like the street musician playing to passing tourists.

A New Look

I’m trying out a new theme. What do you think? I’ll be making edits to the look of it over the next couple days, so check back soon to see what else is new! It’s fun to change it up a little bit, while still keeping a lot of the same elements. It makes me […]