All posts filed under: goals

Dazed and Confused at 22

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
Your 20’s are so damn confusing that it’s even hard to explain why it’s so confusing. Things started getting pretty complicated in the teen years. You are experiencing new things, new feelings, and growing up. You feel too young, but sometimes you feel too old. How you are at age 13 majorly differs from how you are at age 19. But nothing is really expected from you. Yeah, you need to figure out what you’re doing after high school and you have to maybe get a part time job and maybe go to college. But when you turn 20, you’re already well into college and figuring everything out. Your path finally seems clear and you’ve settled into something. Then you turn 21 and all of a sudden you can go to all of these bars and buy your own alcohol. But you’re also inching closer to graduation. Things start to get a little blurry. Then you turn 22 and you need to decide EVERYTHING. Are you getting your masters? Are…

Street Artist: Alice Pasquini

Originally posted on Brooke Brunson:
? A visual artist from Rome, Alice is a talented young woman who also works as an illustrator, set designer, and painter. Most of her artwork can be seen on city walls in various cities across the globe, such as Sydney, New York, Barcelona, Oslo, Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Marrakech, Berlin, Saigon, London, and Rome. Her inspiration and message behind her craft is to create art about people and their relationships. She aims to depict the small or little between moments between people and one another that never get seen. While representing the true feelings of human empathy and exploring different points of view. Some of her other depictions that you can see throughout her work include strong and independent women.  A new meaning of what it takes to be the woman of today and showing women in a way that differs from the highly sexualized image of femininity that is typically seen in society. The brightness and colorful hues in her work are usually carried out in color spray paint, acrylics,…

I. Am. A. Runner.

Originally posted on HilaryStyle:
Earlier this month I completed my 500th class at the studio where I workout! I’m pretty proud of myself! Here’s the thing, 5 years ago, this month, when I started working out, I wasn’t really sure how long it would last. Let’s be honest, I wasn’t sure I would make it a week. However, I had recently returned from a trip to New Orleans, and from the way my jeans were feeling, I might have eaten one too many beignets. Rather than complain about it, I was taking action! I would be a runner. I borrowed an old pair of Nikes, buckled Elliot into his buggy and away we went! Okay, It Wasn’t Quite That Easy… Not really grasping what it meant to “go for a run,” I threw on some old sweats, an oversized t-shirt and those borrowed Nikes and headed to the park… 3 MILES from our house! WHAT WAS I THINKING? Now I had to get home, and to say I was out of shape would be an understatement.…

Fighting the Comparison Trap

Originally posted on The Millennial Next Door:
? I’ve always been competitive as a runner. Not with others, but with myself. Those of you who know me and read this blog have likely gathered that when it comes to running, I’m motivated by success: I’m always chasing the newest PR, the next breakthrough, and the better race performance. For better or worse, this self-competitiveness is just part of my nature. Competitiveness isn’t necessarily a negative thing. In healthy doses it can be highly motivating and propel us to great achievements. The problem is that it’s all too easy for competition, even if it’s just internal, to get out of control. Without the watchful eye of mindfulness, competition can easily wander off into dark places, and we often find ourselves projecting our internal competition onto the people around us. In simpler terms: we fall victim to the deadly “comparison trap.” What good is the 2:10 half marathon I worked my butt off for when Susie down the block can just roll out of bed and run…

Keeping up the good work one step at a time.

Originally posted on F R E E D O M:
First you dream it, then you build it. That’s something I believe in, deeply. Especially now that my goals are clear cut and while I admit there’s resistance – both internal and external – I also know that more than half of the fun is in the struggle and the eventual achievement of these personal goals. The worst case scenario would be having time pass and nothing happen. The best case scenario would be being where I want to be in life, geographically, physically and mentally. However, this won’t be my ‘new year resolution’ as I believe I’ve already started this ongoing journey. From first discovery to formulating the ideas in daydreams which I tried to talk myself out of due to ‘difficulties’ and ‘realistic expectations’ – but then I realized. Life doesn’t have to be ‘realistic’ there’s no guarantee if life would pan out even if you played by society’s recommended ‘guidelines’. So I’m doing the opposite. I’m going about it my way. And I’m…

Relocating Myself

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
I wanted to share this topic for a very long time even longer than MiddleMe was set up because I had so many people asking me why I chose to move away when I have everything. To give you the context: I was doing extremely well at work, I have a fantastic team who loves me and the feeling is mutual, I have a great bunch of friends and loved ones back home. I’m in a safe country with great career opportunities and growth and I’ll doing pretty well for myself among my peers. I’m staying with my family with all my bills, my housework and my meals all taken care of. I had it all, so why do I move away? Challenges When an opportunity opens itself to me to move to a strange new country, the adventurous side of me couldn’t refuse. I want to push myself to the limits in my career and see how far I can go without the environment I’m familiar with. I want to…

Border Crossing #3 Namibia to Zambia, Wenela:Sesheke

Originally posted on Head over Heels 2014:
Woohoo! We are heading into a new country. We stop for lunch in busy Katimo Mulilo before heading to the small border post Wenela. I have read that border crossings require cunning, preparation, bribery and patience. For our preparation we have eaten all the fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread as apparently taking these items across borders is illegal and can result in trouble with the officials which may mean unpacking your whole car – something to be avoided. In the early afternoon, we head towards the border. I have not prepared much for Zambia as the plan, until the day before yesterday, was to go through Botswana. But we are sure we can wing it. Leaving Namibia is easy. Then it’s a short drive to enter Zambia. This is my first ever land crossing and there’s a long patch of no mans land in the middle. Who owns that bit? We need $220 for all our visas and the car to enter Zambia. I have British pounds as back up…