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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

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Put it to the Test September 22, 2012

Today, particularly hot, my sister, my nephew and I head downtown to check out a trade show being held out there. As we found our way in the building we peered inside the holding room seeing if it was worth paying the admissions fee. After a brief moment of inner debate we mutually agreed on what to do. We found our way out and ventured into the depths downtown.

Sidewalk View

So thus after grabbing a bite to eat we walked to the Water Gardens a few blocks down and went on a mini adventure, escapading through the many, well… water gardens! I took this as an opportunity to practice on my photography skills.

I also made it a personal goal to roam outside my comfort zone and ask at least one random person if I may take a photo of them to post to my blog…

Walkway to another Garden

It may not seem like much, but I get this daunting feeling inside that overwhelms me when it comes to reaching out to strangers. But, when I get to the brass taxes of it all there is nothing to lose. By setting my goal to ask a complete stranger if I can take a picture of them for my blog could have held one of two results; A) They could say yes or B) They could say no. I would not lose a body part and neither would they(!), both parties move on happily.

The Lucky Lady, Herself!

Both missions were successful in my opinion and it really helped remind me (and also prove to myself first hand) that I am the only one establishing limits to myself. By moving, even if by an inch, from my comfort zone I will succeed and reap the rewards of what I set my mind to do. Mini goals throughout the day really add up and the benefits are endless!

Decorated Tree

I came to a realization that to challenge yourself is the best way to grow. To challenge yourself gives you something to strive for and eventually you can make the requests of yourself bigger and bigger until one day you realize you just tackled and succeeded with your biggest dream! Today were small tasks, but they opened so many new doors and I just have to take the next step tomorrow.

Thank you very much for reading, I hope your day was bright! And whether it was or wasnt, Check this Out! Funny :)

 

 
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