Posts Tagged: perspective

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The Ebbs & Flows of Long-Term Travel

It’s nearly 2 am, and I can’t sleep.  My mind is preoccupied as I reflect on what is now the last eight weeks or so of my trip.  Have I really been gone ten months already?  It feels like just yesterday I left Minneapolis.  In fact, I remember it so distinctly.  Then again, I guess…

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Should You Become An Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is hard.  It doesn’t come with an instruction manual (though it should), and YOU are the one who has to make all the decisions.  The weight of the world sits quietly on your shoulders whispering, “Don’t mess up” in the moments when you don’t know what to do.  The decision making piece…

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Dear 2018 Self…

Pairs Well With… “Relax and trust the timing of your life.  You will figure out your career. You will find the right relationship. You will become the person you always wanted to be. Just don’t forget to appreciate who you are now.” -Unknown   Dear 2018 Self, You’ve most certainly become a citizen of the…

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Hip Hops Hooray: My Beer Bath Interview in Prague

Splashing around in boozy baths is my thing, so when I discovered something called a beer bath in Prague, it became a must-try.  Being the maximizer I am, I combined my “21 Questions” game like interview with Life and Purpose Coach Amanda Davila and bath time. Soaking in hops, drinking a few cold brews and answering…

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I Felt The Rains Down in Africa (Days 1-2)

Earlier this week on Pairs Well With… I shared my day three through five experiences in Marrakech, most of which were quite enjoyable.  It was the first couple days that hit the hardest. Maybe it was the intense culture shock, extreme heat, or maybe I was all in my head.  Regardless, things did not jive….

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The Question of Why: How I Got a Step Closer to My Life’s Purpose

Pairs Well With…Slight Changes in Course + Mind Benders + Deep thinking + Self Reflection You know that feeling you get when you read something that doesn’t sit well with you, for whatever reason?  Maybe an article or an idiotic tweet, and it makes your blood boil? You’re fired up and your first instinct is…

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5 Key Traits That Lead You To Million Dollar Ideas

Pairs Well With…”Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.” – Unknown “You know, you might be one of the happiest people I know.  You’re like…rainbows and sunshine…pretty much all the time.  Either that or you really keep up a good front,…

At 35, I Still Eat Cake For Breakfast

Pairs Well With…”Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.” – Gwen Stefani I love birthdays. If I have to get specific, my birthday. Growing up, we had a tradition in my house that you got to eat cake for breakfast on your birthday….

Will The Real Wayan Please Stand Up? (Adventures in Bali)

Pairs Well With…”The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem Last month, I made a visit to Bali, one of the places on my travel bucket list.  I spent many years dreaming of teal pools and sandy beaches in quiet, serene surroundings, the kind that offers solitude and inspires my writing.  For a while, I romanticized my Remote Year trip…

Pieces of Home: The Challenge of Seeking Familiarity in Unfamiliar Places

Pairs Well With… “Home is where you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.” – Leo Christopher Today has been the first day in Malaysia where I wanted to punch my day in the face.  One thing after another had gone wrong, and I’m surprised I didn’t…