Posts Tagged: expression

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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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I Felt The Rains Down in Africa (Day 5)

The way my trip to Africa unfolded was unexpected. It was sure as hell no Four Seasons trip. Before leaving Lisbon for Marrakech, I knew I wanted as much of an authentic, localized experience as possible and, like it or not, that’s exactly what I got. Overall, the trip was bittersweet, with many manic and…

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Life Realizations From Four Hours In Africa

I came to Africa to let my mind wander.  Sure, you may think a trip to Morocco, for this reason, is an unnecessary frivolity, but those of you who get it really get it.  And yes, I am highly aware I could’ve gone anywhere else in the world, somewhere closer to Portugal perhaps, but it…

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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….

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…

The Day I Was Accepted Into Remote Year

Pairs Well With… “Opportunity follows struggle.  It follows effort.  It follows hard work.  It doesn’t come before.” – Shelby Steele My alarm went off after an all-nighter of thinking.  My mind was preoccupied with a handful of things, including future direction for my life.  It was a Monday, and I haven’t worked a Monday in…

Out With The Old, In With The New

Pairs Well With… “The doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock.” – Unknown Out with the old, in with the new.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for 2017.  For whatever reason, the day after Christmas leaves me a little sad.  It’s likely because the anticipation that the holiday brings subsides and…

Five Thoughts To Get You Back On Top

Pairs Well With… “Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?” – Unknown Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are in full swing.  It’s not long before my favorite Mariah, Kelly and *Nsync holiday tunes are in full rotation, and this house becomes…