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My ridiculous fear

The cockroach that turned Anna and I into pathetic, screeching school girls.

“La Cucaracha” Last spring, when in Nicaragua, Anna and I found ourselves in a new city; exhausted from a bumpy, (and hungover) journey, and several nights of little sleep. Too tired to think clearly, we let one of the “tourist-predators” lurching at the bus stop talk us into checking out “a really nice nearby hostel” he knew about. All we […]

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6 Ways I Saved for My Big Leap

“Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” ~Augusta F. Kantra When I first began devising my future plans to quit my job and travel the world, money was a huge barrier for me. Money became the excuse that held me back from doing what I really wanted to be doing. That pretty much […]

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Almost Ready for That Leap

“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill This blog was conceived because of a dream. And from that dream a real-life plan began gestating. This plan consumed much of my thoughts for a solid 9-11 months. Beginning as the size of a grain of […]

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Apartment Love Story

It all started with an ad in the Monroe Times. Followed by a visit and walk-through with the landlord. From the moment I walked through her doorway–original wood work, 12 ft. ceilings, white washed walls, original light fixtures, lofty skylights streaming sunlight, beautifully finished wood floors, built-ins, ahhhh–I was in love. I went back to my parents house, sure that […]

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Positively giddy describes my overall feeling as I stand at the starting block of 2012. I have a hunch it’s going to be an epic year for me. Though, I think I have this hunch because I finally feel ready to see to it that it’s epic. This is the year I grab life by the reins. So, for myself, but […]

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A day to be thankful for

Giving Thanks 2011, a set on Flickr. This year I actually wished my grandpa had made us go around and say what we’re thankful for–like he has in years past. Right now, I’m feeling particularly thankful for a whole bunch. One of which is a family I actually genuinely enjoy spending my time with (and anxiously look forward to seeing)…

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Inspiration Tuesday

Motivation in book form

Since I have been feeling a tad overwhelmed and overworked lately; now might be the ideal time to reflect on some inspiring quotes from blogger/author/ lifestyle management guru Tim Ferriss. I recently read his much-hyped (in the “blogosphere,” at least) “The Four Hour Workweek,” and, for the most part, found it to be worth much of the hype… Noteworthy quotes/excerpts: […]

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