Musings

Your Life is Extravagant

  I currently live in the richest country in the world (per capita) so I have had the opportunity to observe extravagance in a way I never imagined. Spending millions of dollars for a specific phone number, or purchasing a gold-plated iPhone for your child are not things I can Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

Everything Costs Something

  Everything costs something. Whether it’s time, money, emotional health, or relationships, we’re constantly choosing one over the other. When we choose to be unaware of the decisions we make we will always be a victim, things will always happen to us, we’ll never be in control.   There are Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

Looking for Opportunity

  Are you taking advantage of the unique opportunities surrounding you?   Are you even looking for them?   Two weeks ago, I took twelve university students on an overseas trip to Chicago. The trip was during Spring Break and is not for academic credit. It is part of a Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

Adjusting Expectations

Choosing Possibility Over Disappointment   My husband and I love to travel. Since we met six years ago we’ve travelled to thirty-one countries together. However, one of the trips we look forward to the most is the ski holiday we take each year. It’s typically our most expensive trip of Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

The YOLO Mantra

  Two months ago I wrote about the danger of the “Once I Have” mindset. This mindset is dangerous because it allows us to justify inaction. We convince ourselves that we haven’t actually given up because it’s not that we’re never going to take action, it’s that we’ll start tomorrow, Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago