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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

Having expectations about what should be results in either two things. You get what you expected, and are satisfied (but not overly happy because it’s just what you expected) or you do NOT get what you expected so you are frustrated and resentful. Because of this, I work really hard at not having expectations, and life is a lot more fun.

And you know how not to be an entitled jerk?

Gratitude

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I have been living in a pretty awesome bubble for the last three months. It started with an in depth examination of what I’ve jokingly called my life motto “I believe, help my unbelief.” In case you don’t know, that is found in the Bible (Mark 9:24) and basically this guy wants Jesus to heal his …

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Although last post I spoke about the wisdom and benefits of blooming where you’re planted, i.e. acceptance, this post is about change.  Most of the people I know say that they don’t like change.  I used to think I felt that way too, until I realized that I only dislike the change that I don’t …

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Oh, if I only had a basket of money for every time I’ve heard “Bloom where you’re planted”.  The wish is part of the problem, of course, but the reason I’ve heard it so many times is because it is not unheard of for me to express frustration and discontent over my current station in …

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