Monday, October 31, 2011

Life in Limoges. (So far.)

Happy Monday Lovers and Happy Halloween! Have a great day and to my nephews back home in the United States, have a wonderful time Trick or Treating! I can't wait to see your costumes! I hope you all have a fantastic Monday, start the week on the right foot, set a goal, go out and get it done.

I am happy to say I survived my first week in France, even without Starbucks. (Limoges doesn't have one, but I am told Paris does, so that will be a treat when we visit.) I am settled, adjusted to the time difference and loving life. I can't tell to how different this experience has been then our experience in Greece, in a much better way. Not that Greece was a horrible experience, it was just very different from the life we are able to have here in France.

This weekend was a great one, I got to watch the manfriend kill it in his game. He went five for six from the three point line and ended the game with 19pts. Limoges CSP was victorious and are still undefeated, pretty impressive and it's really fun to watch. After the match, we enjoyed champagne, macaroons and eclairs with the season ticket holders, it was really fun.



Yesterday the manfriend and I got up early and went into the city to do some exploring. I love the European feel in the city, the winding streets, I fell in love.
I finally whipped out my camera and snapped away, I have to admit I've been off my picture game. The only crappy thing about Sunday's in Europe is that everything is closed, something that I'll never get used to, growing up in New York where everything is always open.





































Later in the day, Kyle's college roommate and teammate, Ryan, came to visit. He plays in the same league as Kyle and lives only 45 minutes away. It's so nice that he is so close, to have that familiarity is awesome while living abroad. We enjoyed the rest of our Sunday drinking wine from Bordeaux, watching the Notre Dame football game against Navy, that we DVR'd. We also enjoyed some yummy chicken parmesan that I prepared and an apple crisp desert, for a second I thought I was back home.

At this moment, life is good. The manfriend and I don't have everything figured out, but that's ok. There are so many amazing things that we are thankful for, to be able to live over here in France is a once and a lifetime experience. We were informed that we will get our puppy on November 21st, which only makes things even better. We are creating our own little family and it feels good. I used to get nervous about where my life was heading and the fear of not knowing scared me at times. But I do know one thing is for certain, wherever I end up in life, as long as my guy is with me, life is good. I couldn't ask for more. (Barf, so mushy.)

Have a great Monday and an even greater week. Remember what the great John Lennon said, Life is what happens, while you are busy making other plans. So, live with purpose, live with conviction, live with as little or no regrets as possible. Stop worrying about what is next, focus on what is NOW.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Friday.

Happy Friday Beauties, make it a fantastic day. For all my loves in New York and the rest of the East Coast, stay warm today. I'm excited for my first official weekend in France, filled with some exploring.

Yesterday I got a lot of stuff done, I am fully unpacked and got the apartment in order. I am still awaiting the arrival of four boxes that I sent over here, and I'm really hoping they arrive soon, I made the mistake of putting all my belts in one of the boxes, and for the past week my pants have been sagging, not attractive.

Today, the manfriend and I are going to do some shopping, our good friend Ryan is coming to Limoges on Sunday, so we want to make sure the apartment is stocked with goodies. Maybe I'll do some baking this weekend, I'll have to ask my sister for some suggestions on what to whip up.

I really dig the quote I am going to share with you today. This quote is from an Unknown Author, I found it on one of my favorite sites, Pinterest.

We should strive to be happy, except that life isn't perfect, and find joy in the simple, little things. When you exude happiness, it rubs off on others. Like I've said before, you have the power to make someone's day. So smile, give back and be happy.

Enjoy!

Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.
- Unknown Author.



Location:Limoges, France

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Truly Believe.

Hey there Loves, Happy Thursday. Make this Thursday a great one, do something outside of your comfort zone today. I think I am finally adjusted to the time difference here in France, thank god!

Tuesday night I went to my first Limoges CSP basketball game and I was quite impressed. The fans here in Limoges are awesome, being in the arena took me back to Kyle's playing days at Notre Dame, and that made me feel great. Limoges CSP was victorious over Bordeaux in this cup game and Kyle (manfriend) had a solid game and hit a game changing three pointer in the 4th quarter, as always I am super proud of my guy. I really look forward to going to more Limoges games and cheer alongside the loyal fans.

Here is a video I took after Limoges CSP captured a victory over Bordeaux. 


Yesterday the manfriend and I explored the city of Limoges, and I fell in love. It's an amazingly quaint little city, very European, with its winding roads and alleys. It's going to take me a little while to figure out where I am going but that can be very fun. I can not wait until we get our puppy so we can walk through the city with him.

The streets of Limoges, France.

Now for today, it's operation "Make our apartment more homey!" We definitely got lucky with our new digs over here, it is rather large and roomy but it still needs some touches that will make our French flat feel more "us". So I'll spruce it up a little but, adding so items I brought from New York and viola, Kyle and Meg's humble abode will be complete.


Today's quote is short, sweet and beautiful. It's from an unknown author and it holds great truth. One of the most important things you need to do in this life is to believe in yourself. Once you believe in yourself, all things are possible, no dream is to big or small if you truly believe. 

Enjoy!


Really, truly believe in yourself. 
-Unknown Author

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One small adjustment.

Happy Tuesday Loves, have a great day, do something amazing for yourself. I am getting settled here in Limoges but also feeling the effects of jet lag, which is never fun. I am anxiously awaiting the delivery of the boxes I had shipped over here, my life is in those boxes and I am praying that none of them get lost on transit, fingers crossed for a safe delivery.





Yesterday, the manfriend and I went food shopping at our local Carrefour, and we stumbled upon something amazing. Now before you cast judgement, let me start by saying, while living abroad it's always nice to have some comforts of home. Anyway, we were in the Carrefour, perusing the wine aisle, which I may add is a wine lovers dream, France is the wine capital of the world, there was wine from all over but what caught the manfriend and my eye, were the bottles of Yellowtail! (Which is an Austrailian wine and our wine of choice back home) Out of all the amazing wine that we could of selected we left with a bottle of Yellowtail Shiraz, I know they'll be plenty of time to try the many different types of French wine, but right now a bottle of Yellowtail was what we needed.

Later on today I will be going to my first Limoges CSP basketball game, and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to see my manfriend and his team in action, they are undefeated at 5/5, which is awesome. This is a cup game not a regular season game but important none the less. I am so proud of my guy and what he does. I'll be sure to write a follow up about my first French basketball experience, I heard Limoges fans are amazing, so I'm looking forward to that.

Now it is time for a long awaited quote, I haven't posted one in a few days. Today's quote comes from the romantic comedy, How Do You Know. The first time I saw this flick I didn't love it, but after watching it again it has really grown on me. There is one line delivered by Paul Rudd's character, George, which puts life into perfect perspective.

Sometimes we don't know where we want to go in life, this can get confusing and I'm here to tell you that you aren't alone. I still don't know exactly what I want to do in life, but I've learned through the process of figuring out, I am doing. I am doing things that I've dreamed of doing and I also doing things I never even imagined doing. I don't think you can ever fully know where you are going to end up, and instead of being scared by that, I say, get excited about it! Your life is yours and you are in control of the reigns. So get in the driver's seat and take off down the path of your choice. Anything is possible, if you are willing to try.

Appr├ęcier et avoir un grand jour!

We are all just one small adjustment away from making our lives work.
- George, How Do You Know

Here is a picture my sister-in-law, Lia, sent me yesterday of my adorable nephew, William. He's saying hello to me in French! I can't wait for their visit to France.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Bonjour.

Hello, my beautiful Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes readers! Sorry for the lack of posts this past week but I am happy to announce, I am finally in France! I could not be more happy, seeing my manfriend after over two months spent apart was magical, and I have to admit I got teary eyed when I saw him walking towards me at the train station. After 18 hours of travel, he was just what I needed to see. It's amazing how quickly we got back into our routine together, and now we can start our new adventure together.

I have to thank all my amazing, family, friends and co-workers, who have sent me so many well wishes over the past few days. It means so much to have your support, moving to another country is definitely not the easiest thing to do, their positive words have helped me so much. The picture below is the view from our apartment, not to shabby!





Now it's time to get adjusted to a new city and new country. Last night Kyle drove me around, giving me a tour of the city, which I have to say is so quaint, clean and beautiful. I am excited to really explore it over the next few months. Also this morning we got a puppy update, our little dude is getting so big and will be ready to come home with us the beginning of November. The manfriend has already designated a room for our puppy, I can't wait for him to get here, it will make our Limoges experience even better.






I promise you that I will be posting more regularly now that I am more settled. So be sure to check Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes daily for my many adventures in France over the next year.

Have a great Monday and start the week on the right foot, go out and be the best you, you owe it to yourself.

Best,
Meggie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here's a little mush.

Happy Hump Day Lovers! Its weird not getting up and going into work, I already miss my routine but I'm sure once in France I'll start a new one. Right now I'm curled up on my manfriend's man chair, having some yummy coffee, listening to the rain fall outside, and I have to say with all that's going on in my life right now, I'm pretty relaxed. The last few days I've been a little nervous about my upcoming move but I a, realizing that there is no sense in being nervous and I know the minute I see my manfriend across the pond all the nervousness will disappear.

Last night I stopped by my guy's parents house to see how they are, and hang out with Kyle's sister Taryn. I love this girl, and I'm so happy with how close we've become, I am really hoping she'll ,make a trip out to Limoges this year. We enjoyed some yummy Thai food, and watched, Bridesmaids, which is so hilarious, I love ladies with comedic talent. I got home and caught the end of the Rachel Zoe show, and watched as they welcomed their new little baby, Skylar, into the world. That child is going to have the best wardrobe.

I have a lot on tap for today, doing some last minute shopping for things I need to bring with me overseas. I also need to mail the last of my packages aka my life over to France. (Please US Postal Service, do not lose my "life" because poor Kyle will have to deal with wrath of Meggie and her missing clothes.) Later on tonight, I'm heading into Manhattan for the Team in Training Inspiration Dinner, since my team's 10K is only a few days away. Tonight's dinner is to thank them for their hard work and dedication towards their fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma, it is also to motivate them for the upcoming race.




Today's quote is a little mushy, so if you aren't into the mush, you may want to turn away. I've actually used this quote before and I do not care that it is a repeat, I love it that much. It's from the movie, He's Just Not That Into You, and it's probably the best line in the movie and possibly in romantic comedy history. (You can see that I really love this quote.) The quote comes from Ben Affleck's character, Neil, towards Jennifer Aniston's character, Beth. I think this is a line every girl wants to hear from their significant other, it's pretty simple, so take notes gentlemen, this is what your lady friend is looking for. Every time I watch this scene, I get all mushy and teary eyed, I can't help that I'm a hopeless romantic, I'm always rooting for the happy ending.

Enjoy!

I need you to be happy, for me to even have a shot at being happy.
-Neil (Ben Affleck), He's Just Not That Into You.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In a blink of an eye.

Happy Tuesday Beauties, make it a great day. This time last year I was on my way to Athens, Greece to spend the greater part of the year living abroad. It's crazy to think that a year has gone by, and how nervous I was last October, to head overseas to a life I'd never imagine living and now it's a memory.

Time goes so quickly, in just five days I'll be heading to France for another adventure, and even though I'm a little nervous, I'm more excited to have this opportunity to travel and see the world, and the coolest thing is, I can bring all of you guys with me. I love having this blog to document my travels, as well as the ups and downs of living in a country that isn't your own. This lifestyle can be hectic at times, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Through this adventure, I'm learning more and more about myself, my relationship with my manfriend, and where I want to eventually get in life. You have to chase the dreams and goals you set for yourself. You have to get out there and live, it's as simple as that. It's not about money and security, it's about waking up each morning with a smile on your face because your breathing, your living, you are lucky to have that opportunity.




So instead of wishing, and hoping and thinking and praying, go out and do. That's the best solution to any situation.

That's my quote for today, it's not really a quote but my message to you. I want you all to be great, I want you to find happiness, I want you to smile. And you might think I'm cheesy or corny, but if you ask my family and friends what I want to do in life, they would all tell you the same thing, I want to help people feel good about themselves, because they deserve to. You deserve it! Go out and be great. What's stopping you?





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Monday, October 17, 2011

Be Soft

Hello there Lovers, Happy Monday? How was your weekend? I hope it was a great one and that you got to do something for you, because you deserve a little me time. I had a really nice weekend, spent most of it getting I. So e quality family time before I take off overseas. I hate that I won't see my family until Christmas but having there support with my upcoming adventure, which is all I need to get me through, really means a lot to me.

Since I am done with work, which was very bittersweet, I have this week to get my life in order for the move on Saturday night. I'm trying to be smart about how I pack, but me being into fashion always gets me in trouble, I pack way to much. Let's see if I can be conservative about it, highly doubtful. (Haha)

Im going to warn you in advance that this week's posts might be a little shorter the usual, because I am ridiculously busy. I am however, super excited to get to France and start blogging from there. In the upcoming month they'll be a few changes to Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes, good changes, may I add, and it's all for you guys. Easier ways to navigate, helpful ways to look up past posts and quotes. So be on the lookout for some really cool stuff coming your way.

Yesterday I put together an album of things that inspire me, whether is be a great quote, a fashion piece, a piece of furniture or a desired destination, these are all things that get me going. I added one quote that I just adore and today I will share it with you. It's from an Unknown Author and it's simply beautiful.

This quote is a great mantra for life, because sometimes life can get hard, it can get messy, but we can't let the hard stuff change who we are. So I say smile more, love more and be the best version of yourself.

Enjoy!

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.
Don not let let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
-Unknown Author


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Friday, October 14, 2011

Simply put. (QOTD)

Happy Friday, Enjoy!


Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away. And going away means forgetting.
-Peter Pan

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stay focused and fearless. (QOTD)


Happy Thursday Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes readers, it's a rainy day here in New York City. This week is flying by and it's crazy because tomorrow is officially my last day at work, it's going to be such a bittersweet day at Abercrombie and Fitch 5th Avenue, I grew up in that building and I've made so many great memories. But with every ending comes a new beginning, a new chapter to start on my journey, and I'm excited to embark on the next phase.

I spent last night helping my cousin Sam work on her college essay, you may remember Sammy from her guest posts on, Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes. (I hope she'll post again!) I still can't believe she is going to be entering college next year. She is an amazingly talented young woman, I am so proud of her and consider her the little sister I've always wished I had. She has been faced with a lot of adversity over the last three years and has remained so grounded, this speaks volumes of her character. I know she is capable of achieving any goal and dream she sets for herself, and I love to be on the sidelines watching her story unfold. Love you Sam!

This morning the man friend and I received another puppy update. Let me just tell you how excited I get for these updates. I hound my poor guy, asking him constantly if he has received and new emails containing puppy pictures. Well this am I got my dose of puppy love. Our little guy is doing well and growing so quickly at just two and a half weeks old. By the way we had second thoughts about the little dudes name and now have a new one, we can be very indecisive as a couple sometimes.






Today's quote is from  one of my favorite actors, Christian Bale. This quote is a great on about being fearless.  It doesn't need much explanation, except that we all have fears, it's what we choose to do with these fears that will help us become the person we are looking to become. You'll surprise yourself when you see how fearless you actually are.

Stay focused my friends, and let those fears slip away.

Enjoy!


I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
- Christian Bale

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You've got to live with yourself. (QOTD)

Happy Hump Day Beauties! Make it a terrific day, do something extraordinary. I am officially in moving mode, which is exciting and nerve racking at the same time. Last night, I mapped out the next week and a half, organizing my days so I get everything I need accomplished done before my hop over the pond.

To make things a little more hectic, I've decided that I am going to run the Brooklyn Rock and Roll 10k with the team I am coaching. The race is actually on the day I leave for France. I figured it will tire me out for the seven hour flight ahead of me and since it's the inaugural Rock and Roll 10k in Brooklyn, I didn't want to miss out. So we will see how that works out for me.

Today's quote comes from my favorite classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. I don't know how many times I've read this book, but it never gets old, I love it's message and it rings very true to what is going on in the world today. I don't usually blog about politics or religion because I don't think you guys should have to sit here and read my opinions on the state of the world, this is a lifestyle blog where you can come to find a little piece of mind or motivation from the hundreds of quotes I post. But I will say that I do strongly believe that people, no matter what creed, race, sex , gay, straight, transgender, the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor, should be treated equally.

I've been extremely disheartened lately by images I've seen on the news of utter hate for one another. I thought we've moved on from discrimination and hate with or movement for change in the 1960's but that is clearly not the case these days. This is one of the few times I will state my opinion when I say, the next time you judge someone, remember they are human just like you, no one is perfect, everyone has flaws, no two people think identically and you shouldn't hate on people if they don't believe or are into the same exact lifestyle as you. 

Go out, be good and don't judge, you have no clue what some one's circumstance is.  If you do this you'll be able to breathe easy every night when you hit your pillow.

Enjoy!

...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.  The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. 
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 11, spoken by the character Atticus

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This is how it works.

Hey Loves, happy Tuesday, make it a great one ! I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend, and spent some time doing the things you love. I can't believe I'm only twelve days away from beginning my next adventure, heading over the Limoges to live for the greater part of two years. I have so much to do this next week and a half, like finding a good shipping company to ship some of my stuff over there, nothing like waiting until the last minute.

I am a little sad, this is my last week of work. Abercrombie and Fitch has been nothing short of amazing, letting me come and go, back and forth. I am so grateful to be part of such a great company and I am going to miss my awesome co-workers and my desk very much over the next few months.

Sunday, was an amazing day, it was Kyle's brother Ryan's Wedding. It was such a beautiful day, filled with so much happiness. The bride, Tara,  looked stunning in her gorgeous gown. They had perfect weather, pretty warm for October. The church ceremony was simple and sweet and the reception was a ton of fun, and don't get me started on how amazing the food was, I was in foodie heaven. Again, I wish Ryan and Tara all the best and much love. Congratulations!

Yesterday I was off due to the holiday and the wedding the previous night. I spent the day running errands, doing some shopping and getting my apartment organized. Throughout the day I was entertained by Pandora radio via my iPhone and I was telling my manfriend how well Pandora knows me, it seemed that song after song were songs I love.  It's kind of freaky! Anyway, a Regina Spektor song came on called, On the Radio, I used to listen to Regina and this song constantly and thought the lyrics of this song would be perfect for today's quote.


Life as complicated as it can seem at times, is a pretty simple formula. We are on our own personal timeline, trying to figure out the perfect path, learning more and more everyday who we are and we take that and work on ourselves to become even better then our present self. There are ups and downs, tears and laughs, excitement and fears. Through it all we are moving forward, even if at times we wish we could freeze a moment or go back in time and redo something, we can't. The one true constant in life is time, it's always moving, challenging us to get the things we desire most accomplished, because eventually that time on your line will fade.

So love big and live big.

Enjoy!

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath


No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
-Regina Spektor, On the Radio


Here are some pictures from The McAlarney & Mastrangelo Wedding.

The Bride and Groom

The Bride and Her Daddy.

Exhchanging of the rings.

The Happy Couple.

The Bride and Groom being announced.

Kyle's Brother Shawn and Sister Taryn.

The McAlarney's.

Me and Taryn.

Me and the Maid of Honor Jess.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Just live.

Hey there, my beautiful Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes readers, happy Friday! This week flew by, I hope you have a fantastic weekend and like I always say do something special for yourself, you above anybody else deserves it.

This weekend is a special one, Kyle's brother Ryan and his long time girlfriend Tara are getting married. I can't wait for the festivities to begin, starting with the lovely rehearsal dinner tonight. It's going to be an amazing weekend and the weather looks perfect. I'll be sure to share some pictures with you guys on Monday. I wish the Bride and Groom nothing but happiness on their journey together. Marriage is one of the most beautiful things on the planet and I know they got lucky and found their perfect counterparts. Congrats Ryan and Tara!

Last night while in my apartment, going through my clothes, getting ready for what I'm about to embark on in two weeks, I got to thinking which I often do to much of. I was thinking about my life, the good, the very good, the bad and the ugly. I was thinking about where I've been, where I am and where I am going. I guess it's good to do this from time to time, evaluate your life to see where you might need to make a tweak or two but for the first time in a long time I feel very confident about where I am in my life.

Of course there is always room for improvements but now and then you have to stop and take in the moment. I'm about to move to France, yikes! Never in my wildest dreams would I think this would be my life and as much as it scares me to pick up and leave my home, travel to a foreign land where I do not know the language, I'm actually pretty excited. This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities and I can't pass it up. It does help that I'm going to be with my best friend and that we can experience this amazing journey together.

The point I'm trying to make is, when you are young you picture your life, ten, twenty years ahead, a perfect timeline of how your life will unfold. But life isn't perfect, there is no straight path, it gets bumpy, life literally gets in the way of your stellar plans. My advice is and always will be to enjoy the ride, accept challenges that come your way, set goals and conquer them. You'll surprise yourself when you see your personal journey unfold into something better then you've ever imagined.

Enjoy today's quote from the very knowledgeable, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. This chic knows what she is talking about. Again, have an amazing weekend!

Much Love,
Meggie







So just live, have wonderful times and make mistakes but never second guess where you've been, where you are, and most of all where you're going.
-Sex and the City




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Have the courage to follow your heart.


Happy Thursday Lovers, make it a great one. Sorry for not posting yesterday, it was a travel day for me. I spent a large quantity of the day on  the Amtrak Regional, heading home from Maine to New York. It was a lovely ride, enjoying the beautiful New England scenery. I was telling my manfriend that this summer I would love to take another trip up to my sister's, stopping and all the quaint New England towns along the way.

I have to thank my sister Becky, my brother-in-law Chris and my nephews Jack and Benjamin, for being such amazing hosts to me while I was visiting them. I actually didn't want to leave and got a little sad when I entered the train station, knowing I will not see them in person until Christmas. I love spending time with them and I hope one day in the future we will not live so far apart so I can enjoy their company of a regular basis, until then we'll Skype.

Now that I am back in New York, it is back to business and man do I have a lot going on. I leave for  France in 16 days and I have so much to do, I also have a lot of engagements which gives me very little time to get organized. But I am not going to stress, here are so many great things going on in my life, I have to trust the process, I'm learning to stress less and enjoy life a little more.

The manfriend and I received a puppy update. Our puppy is now a week and a half old and doing great. We thought we had a name picked out and now it seems we are having a change of heart. We've now narrowed it down to four names, and I am thinking once we see the pup the name will just come to us. If you have any name suggestions, please feel free to leave your comments below.

Here are some pictures from my Maine Vacation.

Chris and Becky's Famous Buttermilk Pancakes.

Ben is Sticky.

Amazing Lobster Roll from Ed's Crab Shack.

Heaven.

Ben Lounging.

Yummy Mimosas.

Becky's Eggs Flourentine.

 
Eggs Irish = Delicious.

I love my Bucks.

Kyle's look-a-like in Portsmouth.

Our puppy at a week and a half old, he's in there somewhere.

My First Cake from Scratch. Chocolate Cake with Vanilla and Cookies 'n Cream icing.

Silly Jack showing me his puzzle.

Hey there Cowboy.

Enjoying Becky's Homemade Chocolate, Caramel, Peanut Butter Mustache Lollipop.

One of the many beautiful views on the Amtrak.


On a more sad note, last night we lost a visionary, an extremely talented individual who lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer, rest in peace Apple Founder,  Steve Jobs. I am what you would call an Apple addict, I am hooked on Mac products and I believe President Obama put it best when he said last night, "The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."


Young Steve Jobs.

So to pay tribute to Steve, today's quote comes from him. This quote comes from a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005. I watch his speech every now and then to motivate me to go out there and be what I believe I can be. You may find this speech very similar to that of Randy Pausch's, Last Lecture. Maybe these great thoughts come to oneself when one is shown that they are not invincible, that one day your time will indeed expire.

What I learned from Jobs is that you shouldn't limit yourself, you shouldn't worry what others think of you and you should go after every dream and goal you have for yourself. This is your one life, this isn't a dress rehearsal, there are no do overs.  Go out and be great, don't settle for good.

Enjoy!

Below the quote I included the 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech., take the time and watch it, you'll want to go out and conquer the world after watching.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
-Steve Jobs

 
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