If you work, live or have talked to me in the last month you are likely aware that I have joined Planet Fitness. My fitness goals have not been met this year and I needed to make some new plans to start on the right track again. The answer – Planet Fitness.
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.
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….
It is not uncommon to see tattoos on the average person in this day and age. Sailors and bikers used to be the only ones with tattoos, but now tattoos are ‘cool and modern’. Even though tattoos are fairly common place, I have personally encountered several people (across various generations) that are not fans…
It’s true – women are a mystery. Honestly, we are a labyrinth of complexity that even we ourselves do not understand. When asked how I relate as a woman or what I would do in her shoes (because I’m a woman), my answer is pretty well useless because women have very different opinions about everything. I am often baffled by what other women do, say and think, so my answer to you might as well be “the first one” because who knows what she might actually choose.
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?
There are a lot of choices that you will have to make in your lifetime. Sometimes the greatest influencers aren’t even related to the economy or political matters, but are the opinions and values belonging to our social groups (family and friends). Things like selecting which college to go to, where you should buy a home, if s/he is the right person is to settle down with can be decisions heavily influenced by your social circles. Social support systems can be great at times, but there are some choices that you should feel confident in making because it feels right and not necessarily because they align with the majority vote.
I thought I would write this week about really opening up to those close to you. Most of us wear our ‘professional face’ for the majority of our interactions with colleagues, acquaintances, strangers and even friends, displaying “social acceptable behavior, opinions and attitudes”. But there are a few select individuals, namely close friends and family, who have seen what you are truly capable of - the crazy and truly outspoken side; a select few who have been exposed to the silly and sometimes bizarre side of your personality…
There’s nothing like getting a surprise from your Boo, especially a nice one. Being in a successful relationship undoubtedly must include acts of kindness and thoughtfulness towards your partner. It can be something as simple as making dinner when you know s/he is working late or something that involves a little more planning… like a day or weekend trip somewhere secret! It’s all part of the surprise and it keeps day-to-day life fun and spontaneous.
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.