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I found this blog yesterday morning that I have become unhealthily obsessed with as the day has progressed. It’s all about traveling, traveling by yourself and tips for being in a new place. It’s just awesome to put it plainly. The blog is called World of Wanderlust. and it makes me want to travel the world. I have read close to 25 of her articles and I continue to read every one that pops up!
Here are the articles that have already inspired me to want to just pick up and travel the world:
1. Deciding to Travel Solo: Breaking Through 6 Common Concerns
This article goes over the thoughts people tend to have before then feel like committing to traveling solo is an option.
2. Why All Women Should Travel Solo Once in Their Lives
Well I get restless easily and want to travel (Hello California!) and yet I get homesick easily… I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t. Plus I’m a woman so I figured I should read this just because.
3. Afraid to Travel Solo? All it Takes is One Moment of Insane Courage
Who doesn’t want to do something they think they’ll never get to do again in their lives?!
4. If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going Any Road Will Take You There
As you can tell, I feel like this is my current life anthem. I’m not sure where I’m headed so I’m a little lost looking for paths. I just need to remember that no matter what path I take will get me there… I just prefer knowing where there is.
5. Young and Restless: The Modern Day 20-Something
ANY person I’ve met in my generation tends to feel like they are wandering aimlessly and have no idea what the hell they’re suppose to be doing. We no longer live in the world of getting married, having a family and fitting a career into that. We want to live for ourselves, we just have no idea how to. (PS sorry if you have your shit together, congrats.)
6. 11 Completely Awkward Solo Travel Scenarios (And How to Cope)
She offers helpful safety tips and general tips on what to do when people ask why you’re alone over and over again.
7. 10 Practical Tips for Solo Female Travelers
Again, I’m a woman and if I ever travel solo, these were super helpful.
8. Tell Yourself 20
I just really needed this simple list of 20 things you should tell yourself. And sometimes we all need inspiration to keep us going.
Keeping up with the Wanderlust theme, I am going up to Big Bear this weekend with my partner and his family. Maybe I’ll have some exciting adventures to share, or maybe I’ll forget my camera or never take pictures… Which given my track record is probably going to happen. Anywho! I hope your weekend rocks, because I know mine will!
PS. Here’s some Big Bear pics!
Right now I’m in a bit of a funk. And even though I’m not exactly sure why the tough get going all of a sudden when it gets tough, but I feel the urge to follow them.
I don’t want to be stressed about money and relationships and work and school. I just want to be happy! Is that too hard to ask?! It’s unfortunate because I use to have such drive, and will, to accomplish huge life goals, yet after some hard blows, this train has gone off the rails. Because of this never-ending loop of doom I’m stuck in, I’ve decided to make some terrifying big changes.
I’m going to figure out how to scrape up the money to apply (yes, only apply) to online school. And I’m going to look into applying at a local CC where they offer certification in American Sign Language. Now this is terrifying because if I get into school, I don’t know how I’ll pay for it. And anyone who has been in my situation will know that tuition money doesn’t pop out of the ground in Spring just waiting for the pulling; so that’ll be an interesting 88 degree battle. (That’s almost a 90 degree angle for those of you who didn’t take geometry.)
I applied at Starbucks part time to continue the legacy that my Brother and soon to be Sister-in-Law have started. Mainly I applied there for a second job because I have only heard really good things about them as a company and there’s only drama because of the people who work there. A sound company with people drama? I can handle that! Also, if I make more money then maybe I won’t be so poor.
I’m applying at a second part-time job to help with the stresses related to money. Yes it will suck up my free time, resulting in more stress in my relationships section. However, I think lessening the stress of only making enough to pay the bills and eat rice with beans will trump being crazy busy and potentially working 14 hour days.
Ahhwww relationships. Sometimes they’re easy and sometimes they’re difficult and right now I am just trying to survive them. It is quite hard being away from my friends and family recently. I chalk it up to my good friend and my brother recently living alone; aka big life events that I wish I could share with them. And yes, I have seen their abodes while I’ve visited; but it’s tough knowing I can’t just go sit with my best friend and binge watch Netflix or go play video games with my brother. I figured it would start to get easier, but it hasn’t and that longing is getting real old. I know if I ever was too homesick I could take a few week hiatus from life and stay in my brother’s spare bedroom, the couch at my parent’s place or even crash with a good friend in Phoenix. I’m just afraid once I get a taste of how sweet all that may be, that I won’t want to come back to California. Which brings me to the dilemma: the one I love in California and the people I love in Arizona. It’s not like I don’t have friends in California who have helped me through some crazy shit, I do have some amazing friends here. So it must be my family who are sucking the fun out of living away from Tucson, thanks worst mother ever. (Don’t worry, side joke.)
This has turned into a blog post mainly derived to help me be held accountable for all this shit I don’t want to actually commit to. Remember, I avoid goals that aren’t trivial these days. I’ll keep you updated on whether Starbucks wants another Frey in the company or if 1 ½ is already too much. I leave you with some inspirational quotes because they give me a false sense of hope that I need right now.
I’m excited because I have my first featured Guest Post on this amazing blog A Faithful Passion!! I go over some very basic steps to keeping a strong long distance relationship with your family and friends. Check it out here!
Here’s a taste:
Now that you’ve got a taste of the images, go check out the article!!
Alright ladies and gents. I think those of you who frequent the DIY & Crafts and Hair & Beauty sections on Pinterest (check out mine btw!) have seen that foot bath to rid yourself of dry skin using mouth wash. You know, the one below; which, I have no idea where it originated to give credit BTW, so sorry in advance.
Well, I did it. I didn’t use Listerine because we have the regular store brand kind of mouthwash, but I’m sure it was basically the alcohol that’s needed anyway.
So you mix ¼ cup Mouthwash, ¼ cup Vinegar and ½ cup warm water. Well I can tell you a cup of water isn’t going to cover your foot unless you have the perfect foot-sized bowl lying around. I ended up (roughly) using 1/3 cup mouthwash, 4 cups warm water and 1 cup of vinegar. After I realized how little liquid the original recipe was, I just sort of poured more in by eye.
While the dead skin didn’t wipe off, it definitely was easy to buff away. I made a simple sugar/olive oil scrub and massaged my feet after for a couple minutes and my feet were unbelievably smooth. I have built some serious soccer calluses over the years and I nearly cut down the entire rough parts on my heels. So I’d say this Pinterest test was two thumbs up.
I’ll probably start doing more of these because everything is on Pinterest and I like to see if they even work! Stick around and see if my stuff turns into Pinterest Fail worthy attempts.