11 insights traveling has taught me

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11 travel thoughts about traveling

I started traveling at a fairly young age. What began with annual family vacations at the French coast, continued with a year spent in an American High School, backpacking Australia, countless shorter trips and finally culminated in my recent year-long journey across Southeast Asia. I said this before; I am not one of those lucky persons who can say that they don’t regret anything they did in their lives.  I would probably change a few things if I had the chance to but what I never regretted and what always turned out to be amazing experiences were my travels abroad. They made me richer, opened my eyes and mind, made me grow as a person and allowed me to create memories which I will never forget. Traveling has changed me and my personality in countless ways and has probably taught me more than 5 years of university. Here are some…

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A Letter For The Single People Waiting To Be Loved

“Master your favourite meals to one day share, take the trips so you know where the best, hidden away spots are, look after the relationships that you do have.”

Thought Catalog

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Dear You,

Single doesn’t mean less-than. Single is whole. You are everything, now, in this moment: fully formed, a force to be reckoned with, all you need to be – and will ever need to be – in one perfect soul. One is a round number, remember.

Also remember that you are enough.

You are complete.

You are loved.

They’re on their way. Your person. It might not be today, though – in fact, it’s probably not today, or even tomorrow – and that’s exactly how it should be. You’re not with the person of your life because you are the person of your life. They are extra. It will happen when it happens. But it will happen.

Don’t sit and wait. Don’t simply pass the time until they arrive. You are worth a thousand more dreams than that. Continue, with full speed ahead, to be wonderful, to be…

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Conscious Christmas Being: A Holiday Self-check

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[This is a part of our Conscious Christmas series. Also check out our Conscious Christmas Shopping series for the travellerthe fashionista, & the urban dweller, and Conscious Christmas Celebrations: Mindful Foodie Feasts]

#MUNIonThis: While Christmas traditions, reunions, and gift-giving are fun, the days leading up to them can leave us feeling stressed, tired, and overwhelmed with all the rushing, queueing, and impossibly long commutes, leaving us feeling somewhat disillusioned about the season.

That being said, it pays to take some time to take a breath and remember what’s really important this time of year with some tear-jerking, smile-inducing reminders.

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1. Remember your “why”
Always ask yourself why this season is important, and let your answers determine your goals, actions, and outlook. If you think Christmas is about cherishing family and enjoying the holidays, then this is something that we should constantly remind ourselves. When we keep…

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Three Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

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Summer is over (at least in my neck of the woods), which means back to school…and in my case, back to trying to blog more.

I don’t miss much about school, but I do miss the ritual of new school supplies. I was the sort of nerd who loved shopping for new notebooks and binders, covering my books (is that still a thing?), and developing new organizational strategies every year.

In that vein, here are a few tips for how to organize and support your blogging efforts for maximum efficiency. Think of it as your back-to-blogging prep list. 

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