Dare to Begin

Today after work I went and did my third interview this week (that’s a lot for a rookie like me.) It was the best interview I have done so far; I can honestly say today was the day that it clicked, I understand why people love journalism.

As I was leaving we thanked each other & went to shake hands. I’m not sure what encouraged me to do this, maybe it’s all the time I’ve spent admiring those who did; Because instead, I chose to give her a hug & say “I’m a hug person.

She softly replied “Well I’m happy to hug you.

I wont always be a hug person — unfortunately there might be times where I may break that rule, but I’m at least going to try it out. I mean, how much damage can more hugs do? Ps. If you don’t want a hug you don’t have to have one:) I’m usually quite good at spotting I-like-my-bubble-respect-it-or-I’ll-glare-at-you people

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.” -Brad Garrett


My blog has been slightly ignored for a few days because I want to end this semester running. I haven’t done the best job this semester, but I can genuinely say I have been working my ass off since day one. My time & energy is being put towards work & my class blog, Rescue Me. I have ten articles due in three weeks — and I plan on having them done early.

Another reason I’ve been such a stranger is because I have also discovered a few sad things:

  • There is life after blogging (really, it should be “before blogging”..)
  • There is also life after mother-daughter time while we eat her homemade quiche & Cadbury eggs in the sun & talk about life. I know.. Shitty news right?

If I don’t work hard in school and in the office I will not have the luxury of blogging. Many forget that blogging/the internet is not a right it’s a luxury. If momma can’t pay the bills how the hell is she supposed to blog?….

My mother worked hard to provide for me; I now work hard for the things I want/need & will continue to. It’s what we (the Nielson family) do. Nothing tastes as sweet when it’s handed to you.

Think about it. How many luxuries do you take for granted every single day? We’ll chat soon sweets.

13 thoughts on “Dare to Begin

  1. I am a hugger! I cannot help it and like you I read the signs. I don’t hug men because no matter what they always take that the wrong way and I never really feel that burst of like for me that I do for women …its a sisterhood thing I think. I love being a woman and love women so I hug…
    Good luck in your studies…keep hugging…the blog will be here when you are done and like you said life should be before it anyway. There are days I miss blogging too but when I look back its because I am enjoying life. not a bad thing at all!

    • Yes I completely agree about the men thing. It is absolutely a sisterhood thing! So well said. Your words of wisdom have really helped me in the last week, I really appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me. I agree, life is too short to stay inside and not enjoy it! <3

      • I appreciate the time you put into such a lovely blog. I love reading your stuff and I find you very inspiring!

      • You really just made my day… Thank you so much! I am so happy that you enjoy my blog. I loved your last post, “Sexy”. So many incredible women you included! xoxo

  2. Hugger here! Love the instant leveling it brings-you can tell a lot about a person who doesn’t mind a hug. However, in a business situation I don’t hug until the second date!

  3. I am an old man but to this day I remember the importance of my mothers hug. That hug was replaced by hugs from my wife of 38 years. When she passed away I felt so alone. Life was then restarted for me by the hugs from my daughters and grandchildren.

    • That is so sweet John — there isn’t anything quite like hugs from those you love dearly, is there? How lucky to have the special gift of comfort passed on through the generations.

  4. I always sign all my emails, “Love, Aimée” even my business ones. I do it for the similar reason as your thoughts about hugs not hurting this world. I figure, “What can more love in the world hurt?”– even if you are a business associate.
    Aimée :)

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