Monday, September 1, 2014

Growing Flowers Book

 I spent the last year, blogging every day, but this year I want to focus on writing my second book Growing Flowers. As I reflect back on the past year, I have grown as a person and as a writer. 
My life goals were:
1. Write and publish a fiction book
2. Travel and hike
  -Grand Canyon
3. Inspire, mentor and/or teach others
    (May entail getting my Master's Degree)
I finished writing and published my book Riding Waves, and road tripped to the Grand Canyon. I also was promoted to Educational Coordinator where I hopefully inspire, mentor and teach others. Life is good!
I will still blog at times, so keep following and reading. Thank you again for being part of my life journey.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The beauty of a simple joy

   As I look upon this year of blogging, I have learned so much about myself and about life. The beauty of life, I have found, is not in the beauty that we can see, but in the beauty that we can feel. The beauty of a simple joy that comes from truly living life. Thank you to everyone that has read my blog this past year.

Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Initiate change in your life

"Change before you have to."
-Jack Welch
Sometimes in life, we resist change so much that we have it thrust upon us. We lose our jobs; a relationship ends; we face a health crisis. Don't wait to be forced into changing your life; 
initiate the change.
Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Friday, August 29, 2014

Have many names

   Colin Powell was quoted as saying, "Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it." There is also a saying about not putting your eggs all in one basket, and I think that is a similar concept to what Colin Powell was saying. We sometimes define ourselves by what we do, like a teacher, an engineer, a doctor or even a mother, a father, a wife. Some people go even further and define themselves by doing and being only one thing. I hear, "I was their mother and now they don't need me. Who am I now?" Or "I spent every minute working for that company. How can they let me go? What do I do now?" Define yourself by many names, but think of names of being not just doing. Call yourself joyful. Call yourself passionate. Call yourself friendly...have many names.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Don't be too late

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." We often put off doing things for ourselves and for others, but we never know what the future holds. Do it today. Don't be too late.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let go

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one that gets burned."
We have all been hurt; we have all been wronged, but the only person that you are hurting by keeping that hurt is yourself. Let go.
Author Susan Marie Schulhof

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mistakes are just another memory

    Sophia Loren said that mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. These types of quotes can be found throughout this entire blog. I revisit mistakes often because we often think that mistakes should not happen. We are upset with ourselves when they occur, but if we don't view errors as part of life, we will never learn from them. Mistakes are just another memory.
Author Susan Marie Schulhof