put yourself on the line

people spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past and getting on with their lives. - j. michael straczynski

i love the above quote. i'm not one to live in or for my past. Â i don't blame my past for anything, or at least i try my hardest not to. sure it has played a large part in the molding of the person i am today (how could it not), but i'm not going to blame my today on my yesterday, of long ago. Â my life has moved on and will continue to move on, in the direction that i choose...not the direction my past caused it to go. Â we make our own choices for today. Â it's not worth it to spend your time or your energy dwelling on or blaming your past. Â acknowledge and embrace your past for what it was...and get on with making your life the life you want it to be. Â


we got to talk to steve today, on the computer, via skype. Â he's doing well. Â staying very busy. Â he also registered for a (local / san diego) phone number via skype, so that we can talk on the phone. Â he talks through his computer and i can now talk either via my computer, home phone or cell phone (depending on which he calls). Â i swear...technology is so amazing. Â i just can't imagine the deployed days of the past, where one was waiting and longing for a letter in the mail. Â we are so blessed.Â