The events that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day reminded us of the darkness that permeates the world we live in. As we survey the landscape of our nation, it would be easy to despair – because darkness is a frightening thing indeed.
“Don’t be afraid.” If I’m honest, sometimes this command feels about as doable for me as winning an Olympic medal in figure skating.
My only skating accomplishments involve staying upright and not breaking anything. (Usually while hanging onto the wall. Don’t judge.)
I stood in front of my mostly packed bag, frozen and staring at the tickets in my hand. I felt my stomach drop, as disappointment washed over me.
I had just packed the sparkly shoes, sparkly earrings, and sparkly necklace. All to wear to the event the magical pieces of paper in my hand were supposed to grant me access to. And not just me. This special concert was also a Christmas present to my parents. The details had been carefully laid out and planned in advance. The next day, we would each drive a few hours, check into our hotel, don our sparkly attire, and make the most perfect, magical Christmas memory! There was just one problem.
So, opinions were a bit divided on the show this week. Not surprisingly, it's about food. Specifically a fast food chain's new Lucky Charms milkshake.
Ansen thought this concoction belonged on our Fast Food Wall of Shame.
Hey! Welcome to another What We Learned Friday! This week we learned that naming your car is VERY serious business. I'm glad I had help or the pressure might have been too much to handle!
"You know there's a saying, on the other side of conflict is intimacy." I tried not to laugh (or cry) when my counselor told me this. There are few things in life I dread more than conflict. (A root canal might be a close second. But it's really close.)
But just as strong as my dread, there is a desire for something else. Pulling gently but firmly in the opposite direction. My desire for a close connection with the people I care about. For intimacy.
It's What We Learned Friday!! This week, Ansen and I learned about caffeine, classic kid arguments, and... wait for it... llamas! (It was definitely an interesting week.)
This week on the KLRC Drive-Home, Kara talked about how a friend told her these words: "I just feel so behind."
Many of us have probably uttered that phrase regarding some aspect of our lives. It could be related to relationships, work, parenting, or something else entirely! But if everyone feels like they're "behind," does that mean we aren't really behind? Who are we comparing ourselves to, anyway?
It's another Friday, which means it's time again to reflect on what we learned on the Drive-Home this week!
Kara read a blog post from Nikki Thompson, who shared some words from her husband that we found encouraging.
This week on the Drive Home, we successfully solved the mysterious case of the sticky mouse (computer, not animal) in the studio.
We also talked about how sometimes we talk about being busy like it's a badge of honor. Spoiler alert, it's not.