Category: Life Lessons

4 Lessons I learned growing up poor

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By no means am I a “money expert” nor do I claim to know the best way to be financially successful. I’ve always tried to be a good saver, and a lot of my learnings probably came from being a former poor kid. But stretching a dollar wasn’t all I learned growing up poor. Here …

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10 Things that are no longer cool when you’re 30

We’ve all heard that 30 is the new 20, which to some extent is true. Thirty-somethings in today’s world can get away with doing things that our parents or grandparents could NEVER do at 30. But even still, there are some things that lose their “cool factor” as you enter your 30s. These are things …

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How 2 minutes can turn a neurotic person’s world upside down

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I have a very strict morning routine that goes exactly like this: First alarm goes off at 7 am. I snooze for 10 minutes. Second alarm goes off at 7:10. I snooze again. Finally, at 7:20, I get up and start getting ready for work (doing the bare minimum). By 7:40 I’m dressed and ready …

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What does the end of summer remind you of?

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August hasn’t been a very productive month for blogging. The combination of being slammed at work, trying to enjoy the last month of summer, and this cold I’ve been fighting off has kept my attention focused elsewhere. I feel like I blinked and September showed up. I seem to have mixed feelings about this time …

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“It’s gonna be okay…” My new journal & funny quotes about life

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Last week, a friend and co-worker gave me a journal with funny quotes about life, which she thought was perfect for me. And she was right. The journal is called “It’s gonna be okay” and the cover description is so me: “A journal to reassure myself when I’m overwhelmed by the creeping sense of impending …

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How to recognize lazy people before getting involved with them

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Recently I wrote a blog post entitled “Signs of a control freak.” A lot of it was about my perfectionist traits. One of my friends said maybe the world needs more control freaks and suggested my next post be called, “How to recognize a lazy mofo.” (I opted for a less offensive title, hence “How …

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29 years in this world and 9 bits of “wisdom” I can share

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I’ve officially reached the last year that I’ll be able to call myself 20-something. Since this is my last year as a 20-something blogger, I was inspired to write a post listing bits of wisdom that I can share with others. I use the term “wisdom” loosely because – like I said – I’m only …

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Signs you might be a control freak

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I’ve been called a perfectionist by just about everyone I know… my husband, friends, co-workers and anyone who’s ever had to deal with me. Some people jokingly say I have OCD. Others call me a control freak, and they’re probably right. Do you sometimes wonder if you might be a control freak too? Here are some signs …

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Bad friends are like paper cuts

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Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about true friendships vs temporary acquaintances. A true friend is an extension of your family; this person is a recurring character in your life story. But an acquaintance is just a temporary character who makes an appearance here and there. They show up randomly, aren’t involved in …

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Important life skills everyone should learn

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Lately, I’ve been reading blogs about improving your life and practicing some balance. Most of my readings covered topics like choosing to be happy and making time for your personal goals. These readings inspired me to write a post that focused more on actionable life skills to not only live better, but live smarter. Life …

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7 things that I consider a total waste of time

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1. Crawling through snowy traffic Ever since I started driving and working, every winter I had to deal with snowy traffic. At all the companies I’ve worked for, I was never (let me repeat never) given the flexibility to work from home during snow storms… at least not without being given a hard time …

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10 things every 20 something woman needs to have

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Now that I’m in my late 20s and soon approaching 30 (why God, why?), it’s time to share some wisdom. As a 20 something blogger, this is my list of things every 20 something woman needs to have (or know). Whether you’re in a relationship, unattached or “it’s complicated,” check your purse, closet, car and …

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12 life lessons I learned during 2012

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#1 – Don’t say “he’s not my type.” You really never know. Sometimes the person you least expect to end up with turns out to be the one person who will love you like no other. #2 – It’s okay to puke after drinking. Everyone’s done it. When you spend most of your days working …

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Am I the only one tired of New Year’s resolutions?

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Time to be honest. I’ll probably never stop cussing or quit drinking. And I’ll definitely never exercise everyday or lose enough weight. My previous New Year’s resolutions never stood a chance. Why? Because I didn’t care enough to stick to them. Earlier this week, the world said goodbye to 2012 and celebrated the beginning of …

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“When life becomes too difficult…”

On December 14, 2012, the world experienced another unnecessary tragedy due to gun violence. Everyone has their opinion on gun laws, American politics and what could cause someone to act out in such ignorant hatred. An event like this certainly opens the floor for thoughts to be shared. Though normally opinionated, for me right now …

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A year from now you’ll wish you started today


I read an inspirational quote recently that said: “A year from now, you’ll wish you started today”. Right now, I’m at a place of transition. I’m not sure what the near or distant future holds for me, but I suspect major changes coming down the pipeline over the next couple of months. This makes me …

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