When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire

The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Away from the office:)

As I am getting ready to head off to Colorado for 10 days straight for my first in 15 years vacation "just for me" (last one was at Black Sea before I came to US), when it's not family, not where the kids or husbands want, not because I need to - but because I want to - I can't tell you how excited I am about it!

So many things happening, so many thoughts, but time is precious. I am sure as the summer season is in full swing for all of us, each and everybody feels the pressure of counting minutes of fun instead of minutes typing reports (especially if you, like me, type with 2 fingers:)).

On that note, I just, for one reason or another, point you to a wonderful book I cherish as a life's lesson best written: Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. I came across the fact too few people here are familiar with classic world's literature, and this is sad. Please find a time, it is a very tiny children's book.

And here is a sneak peek.

One can't see well except with your heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes.

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed (what you made depend on you).

It is the time you have spent with your rose that makes your rose so important.

Think of Your Rose, and what it means to you. Cherish it. Care for it. Spend time with it. Give it love - and accept love in respond wholeheartedly...

Have an awesome time, and I'll see ya all in mid-July!

Images are courtesy of Steve Pero


  1. Have fun Olga! You deserve some respite.

    Are you running Headlands or crewing/pacing? Just curious. It's nice to know you'll be there since you're an excellent motivator, even if it's with use of means such as scaring me with the alleged close proximity of the sweep :p

  2. Have an awesome vaction! We'll "see" you when you get back :)

  3. Awesome. Enjoy your vacation !

  4. Olga,

    You deserve your vacation. Enjoy every minute!


  5. Have a great time! I know you'll cherish every minute. : )

  6. Don't forget your camera! Great quotes, by the way. So much wisdom in such a small book... Пока! ;)

  7. Hope to run into you at some point! Either way, have fun!

    Oh - Ouray to Silverton isn't 55M. I was a little apprehensive. I found out it's ONLY fifty-TWO miles! That's EASY!

  8. Have a great Hard Rocky Time :-)

  9. Have a great time at Hardrock! I'll be watching online.