Life Lessons

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    Do What You Love

    “Doing What You Love” reminds me of the quote by Mark Twain, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I fancy putting my thoughts in written form, working on my website, learning new processes, seeking out speaking engagements, investing in ME, Inc. Even though these activities have not monetized, it brings me fulfillment to do what I enjoy – traveling, learning, writing, speaking and growing. Until I met my husband, I don’t think I knew anyone personally who monetized the love of an activity. All my life I always looked for jobs that paid enough money to meet my…

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    Baby Step Your Dreams Into Reality

    “It was all a dream!” (in my Biggie Small’s Voice) before living abroad became my reality. This is a photo taken of me in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 23, 2017. While having dinner at the Emirates Palace something resonated in me about the life I desired. I desired more out of life –  more meaning, more influence, more experiences, more genuine relationships. At this moment in time, I put it out in the atmosphere (AGAIN) I wanted to live a portion of my life abroad. I didn’t want to have any regrets or “what ifs”. I desired a new way of living. Hindsight is really 20/20. My…

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    False Evidence Appearing Real = F.E.A.R.

    Is it true? FEAR is false evidence appearing real? In the photo below, the place of interest: Palamidi Castle, an old fortress that was built over three centuries ago. The fortress sits on the top of a high hill. It provides spectacular views of the town and the surrounding area. To obtain this highly coveted view of the town, it’s “rumored” that one must climb 999 stairs to the top. If I’m honest with myself (and you), I was frightened. My fear did not seem like false evidence appearing real in the present moment. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m afraid of heights. As far as I can…