My 2017 In Review: A Year of Extremes and New Beginnings

So Whew, what a year! Maybe it’s the leaps in personal growth or maybe it’s the rocky political climate here in America, but 2017 felt like perhaps the longest, most transformative year of my life. It was no doubt a year of extreme highs and extreme lows. There have been times of soul-shattering sadness and times of unprecedented clarity and peace. And with such great extremes and so much progress, the end of the year makes for a great time to reflect and process while planning key goals for 2018. A Snapshot of 2017 Previously, sometimes from busyness and sometimes […]

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How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

With summer officially in full-swing, there couldn’t be a better time to push your boundaries and get into the adventuresome spirit. But if you’re like most people, shoveling out thousands of dollars for an international trip isn’t entirely feasible. If you’re tired of the usual cinema, beach, or bar scene in your summer repertoire, we have you covered. Here are 25 ideas to ignite your adventurous spirit and shake things up this summer! Ghost tours I’m lucky enough to live near the beautiful ancient city of St Augustine, Florida. With its long and often gruesome history, there are enough ghostly […]

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Guerilla Gardening: Fun and Kindness for Under $1

This winter was an especially rough one for my family – two deaths, a health scare in my younger brother, and an increasingly terrifying political situation. Just when it felt like the black cloud would never leave, summer started to roll around to warm my heart again with sunny, cloudless days, new fawns, and my favorite – roadside flowers. Whether it’s their resilience or simple beauty that inspires me, I couldn’t say. But after reading this interesting post, I couldn’t help but get an idea – to spread that same simple joy to as many people as possible. Just down […]

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How to Make Every Day Not Feel The Same: Make Every Day Adventurous

How to not make every day feel the same. Make every day adventurous!

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You drag yourself out of bed at 7:00. It’s the second time you’ve hit snooze, but one more time would mean being late for your job. It’s Thursday, but it hardly matters. Today and every work day is the same. Wake up at 7:00, work from 9:00 to 6:00, and plop down in front of the TV until you doze off after Game of Thrones. And the weekends? Usually spent grocery shopping, drinking, or … more TV. Soon enough you start to feel like days are zooming by, then months, then whole years of […]

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