Sunday, December 11, 2011

"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived. "

Rainey Days is the name of my bar I have dreamed of opening for many years. So, I figure a blog is the next best thing. All the design elements for Rainey Days are drawn out on a napkin and live in my top-desk drawer. However, fear and finances (or fear of finances) have left me in my secure position of teaching. Don't get me wrong, I love my job. There aren't many professions where you get to laugh and learn with America's future everyday. Not so long ago, I used to be fearless. I would go and do without much planning. That "doing" mentality has been replaced with a "thinking about it" mentality. Lately, I've been stuck in a rut. I am an out-spoken, inquisitive almost 30 year old; who has found myself to be lazy for the first time in my life. That laziness is really stressing me out, thus the reason for this blog...accountability. I have so much that I want to do and experience in my life, but am lacking the drive to accomplish any of it. I have noticed myself truly aging this year, and it really bothers me. Endless energy used to be my speciality. Now, however, I love my couch, TV, and sleep. I have gotten really good at talking myself out of anything. Perhaps, there is a link between the laziness and lack of energy. I am going to take some advice from a really cool guy...the toy department manager at Gimbles in ELF..."Make work your favorite, works your new favorite!"


  1. One of my favorite quotes from our favorite movie! Love you!!

  2. So I thought I made this comment the other day, but I guess it didn't post. Anyhoo, Casey I can't picture you being anything but fearless or hardworking. This post brought back so many awesome memories for me. Memories of the times YOU inspired me to keep on truckin' or times that you showed me what I was capable of. For crying out loud, I'd never be as happy as I am today if I hadn't watched you fly to California to go on a date. You were what gave me the gumption to do it, now we're both living a dream!! Anyway, I just wanted to say, yet again, you have inspired me with your words and actions. Keep being amazing friend! I miss and love you much!