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*Brighten Your World*

Who are you really? October 1, 2012

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. ” –Thomas Edison

I concur whole-heartily Mr. Edison. Where ever it is we are headed in our personal life is a journey worth being awake for. I do not mean “awake” in the sense of waking up from a nap, but awake to the fact that whatever you dream of, you can have. You must put forth real effort and take true strides that go up the stairs, not staying in one place and making the motions as if on a stair-stepper. There is viable differences in keeping busy towards your dreams as opposed to simply keeping busy.

I thought it would be nice to give you an idea of who I am and who I want to be. Who you are reading from/about really? For starters I want to share with you an abridged list of things I want and want to accomplish, this includes materialistic things, what I want to do and what I want to be. I think it is something everyone should have/make for themselves! It is quite a fun list to make when you open your mind and your heart to what you really want out of this life!

Keep in mind, none of these are in any particular order :)

a. Italian citizenship

b. iPhone 4S

c. Grab and go travel secure bag/purse

d. Successful entrepreneur (good to be specific ;) )

e. Pilot a helicopter

f. Being able and spontaneously taking a plane trip to where-ever I want (!)

g. Travel to Italy

h. Build an awesome, off the grid, totally livable, tree-house (ridiculous sounding ones are typically the best to experience)

i. Lose all the extra weight I have gained over the years

Think I could have made it any more difficult for myself? Of course, but I am not going into that today. ;) haha

I have been working solely on a few. In fact I found and purchased my “Grab and Go, travel secure, Bag/Purse” The Pacsafe Venturesafe 300.

So far, I absolutely love this bag! There is so much room and organizational pockets that I have had no issues with it holding all of my stuff with plenty more room left over. I really want to test this out as an overnight bag for when the time comes to take that spontaneous trip I can just load this bad boy up with an extra set of clothes (and the necessary hygienic accessories i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, deo etc) and go!

I am in the process of 3 other things at the moment; a, d, and i.

a. Refer to this link; still awaiting answer.

d. I have the idea and the product, but I am still researching the legalities perspective of starting a business :(. I know that after this hump I have it pretty well planned out! I am excited!

i. Started the Slow Carb Diet today… Yea. hah, thats all I really have to say! Just kidding, its not the most joyous diet I’ve been on, like weight watchers and calorie counting, but reality is you have to make sacrifices to lose the weight and who said that was supposed to be fun?! Alas, I will see the worth and results of this diet clearly enough in the coming weeks :)

I hope you had a bright day! I will leave you with this cute picture of Miko <3

 

Why not make a Day out of It? September 23, 2012

Today is my significant others birthday and so it has been eventful to say the least!

Funny Birthday Card

Inside

He wanted to have Starbucks for breakfast so first things first we grab our laptops and head out for our first destination.

As we ordered our usual, yes we have a usual (we have become what some may refer to as “Starbucks Junkies” don’t judge <3), we found an open sitting area and made our-selves comfortable and got to work.

For some reason or another me and my significant other always find ourselves working or researching something and we never have idle conversations. It is something that I really love about our relationship, because even though we may be sitting there for 2 or 3 hours not saying a word to one another we are happily content to just be there together. Other times we get into conversations so deep and long that I forget we have been together for 5+ years.

So we sat there, doodling, typing and obsessively writing in our personal journals. We research and experiment, calculate and create until we have had our hearts content. Each with our own personal projects.

After realizing not only were we icicles sitting in the Starbucks cafe, but it started to get busy and loud, so we took it as our cue to pack things up and move on. We drove a few miles and made a spontaneous stop at a BestBuy to check out the Ipad 3 since that is something that he has been wanting for a good while. We cannot afford it at this time, but our deal is that once he completes his project I will go out and buy it for him; extra incentive can be motivating and is what some people need to give them that edge they never knew they had in them.

We leave, go home and I start working on my wall mount as he goes back to working on his project with added enthusiasm.

The battery dies on my dremmel so I am forced to put an end to my work and relax and play with my cutie-pie, Miko. She is always there next to me wagging her tail, patiently waiting until I am done with my work so I feel she deserves all the spoiling we have to offer :)

Later we meet up with his family and have big dinner at a hibachi restaurant where I indulge on California rolls and Yaki Soba. Yum!

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Days like these are very refreshing. In segments, I mean. First you are relaxing, then working, then playing, then working, then playing, then relaxing, so on and so forth. I get more done in a day than normal and each moment was meaningful and well spent. This is definitely one approach to having a successful day and getting a lot done without becoming stressed or overwhelmed.

Relax

Anyhow, I definitely had a bright day and hope you did too :)

 

 
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