If you have a significant other in your life and/or co-habitat together, then you have likely discussed starting some shared traditions. Even if you aren’t a couple (close friends, roommates, siblings, etc.), traditions can be adopted in all relationship types and for many reasons.
By phone call, text, Facebook messenger, Hangouts, Skype, in person and even by good ‘ol written letter – there are so many ways to connect with those you care about. The question is, do you? In a world where we are so accessible, it’s nearly impossible to go without contact for even an hour. Most people expect your reply within hours, minutes or even seconds depending on the medium. One of the things I don’t understand is, since we’re so easily connected to each other, why don’t we keep in touch more often?
Everyone has a running to do list, but creating a ‘big picture’ list of life-time goals is a separate list – one that takes years, and sometimes an entire life time, to achieve. I share my long-term list publicly to help inspire others and also track the goals that I have achieved already.
Why do we hold on to things so long? Things we don’t need or may not even be useful, but just can’t let go of. Baby toys, old notebooks, clothes, etc. What human bone in our body makes us keep all of these items, even those that make no sense to hold on to?
As someone who travels for short stints across the border or locally, it’s not hard to believe that we have a separate travel/go bag for our short getaways (more on the detailed contents of our go bag here). I recently decided that my bathroom essentials could use a little more organization and DIYed it.
In North America, we have many, many clothing brands – Gap, Old Navy, Abercrombie, Hollister, Guess, Adidas, Lululemon, Nike, etc. As a former teen, I can say that brands are related to social status in school (though they shouldn’t be). But now that I’m an adult, brands for the sake of brands have zero impact on my clothing choices.
The people who know me well know that I have a little bit of an obsession with organizing – that generally means a neat, well-labeled, efficiently implemented processes that makes logical sense to most humans. I’d say I’m a little more obsessive than most regarding where to put items and how to organize ‘stuff’. But I’ve come to discover that my slight OCD hardly compares to some of systems implemented by others… One system in particular is the labeling done by my better half.
Have you ever received that little something from your partner that makes your day a bit brighter? Sometimes it’s a special event, sometimes it’s a new product, but most of the time (in our case), it’s food – specifically the little snacks. Those make the biggest impact on how my day is going to play out.
As a child, I loved playing video games and remember playing The Lion King as early as age 3 on Super Nintendo. When I was in the double digits, I would come home after school, finish my homework (because the rule was, homework first) and then game until bed. I remember spending entire weekends playing The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong on my N64. Those were the days….
You may have heard the saying “practice makes perfect”, but nowhere is it mentioned how much practice is required to achieve perfection. Apparently, there is word that 10,000 hours makes you an expert, but who knows if that’s true (and a being expert doesn’t necessarily mean perfection). Most likely, there is no simple rule or process for achieving perfection – you just have to work at it and it might take you more time than others to become proficient at something, it might take you less time, but you still have to try right?
I'm a 20-something woman working my way through life in Canada, traveling when I can afford it and seeking out my passions one day at a time.