I’ve expressed in earlier posts that I enjoy playing video games. I was a console gamer all through my childhood and in more recent years, have ‘graduated’ to computer games (because console games are apparently not the platform the real gamers use, per my husband anyways #pcmasterrace). So, here is a glimpse of what my gaming life has become…
What motivates you to try harder, explore further and be the best you can be? Sometimes it’s role models who have said or done something worth mentioning that inspires others to pursue their own dreams. Here are 50+ hand-picked quotes that have inspired me over the years and continue to drive my passions and desires – starting with travel quotes of course!
Social media is a great avenue to share your photos, thoughts and personal content, and offers the ability to connect with and inspire people globally. However, the popularity of social media and the pressure to get more views or likes by featuring unique content is creeping closer and closer to danger…
I find it so incredibly easy to get distracted. Whether at home or at work, I am constantly multi-tasking and while I do make many types of lists to help organize tasks, I sometimes [knowingly] become distracted. And I know I’m not the only one… So why do we do this and how can we deal with it?
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.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.