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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!

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Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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4 Days ’til 40: Today in Photos

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Posted by on February 17, 2013 in mental health, Self-esteem, Self-help

 

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5 Days ’til 40: Losing my Necklace (Or Maybe My Sanity?)

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Well, when you get old senility sets in first, right?  Apparently as I run this final stretch towards 40 it is all going downhill!!! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in attitude, Inspiration, mental health, Old, Self-esteem

 

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6 Days ’til 40: Delicious Delicacies

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and my partner and I had a wonderful dinner in a nice restaurant, something we do not normally do because we are very budget conscious.  It was such a lovely experience and I am so glad we went out.  We had a delicious meal and the atmosphere was pleasant and there were no kids – we were in heaven.

Yet, as I looked around the restaurant, something saddened me.  I realized that many people, even on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, struggle with whether to go for a diet dinner or a delicious delicacy.  Where is the balance in the equation?

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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in attitude, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Self-esteem

 

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8 Days ’til 40: Why Can’t I Win the Lottery??!!?? :(

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Yesterday I did not get something I wanted.  My initial gut-level reaction was to launch into a full-fledged pity party, complete with pouting and sulking.  WHY CAN’T I WIN THE LOTTERY???  SOMEONE has to win it, why is that someone ALWAYS someone else and never me???  (And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that I rarely buy tickets, because rarely is not never, it is just not often).  Recently I bought a lottery ticket and I was very disappointed that I did not win.  In fact, I may have even been a tad depressed that I did not win…..  I really, really, REALLY WANTED to win (note, a want is very different from a NEED). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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9 Days ’til 40: I Am My Own Cheerleader

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Okay, so maybe I am not – but I should be.  This is a concept that has been more clearly solidified for me during my past year of blogging.  External encouragement feels great, but it is the internal motivation and self-encouragement and self-inspiration that are critical to life’s journey.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese Proverb

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can. ~ Author Unknown Read the rest of this entry »

 

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15 Days ’til 40: Pretentious Perfume

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I ran out of perfume a few days ago and needed to find something new.  The perfume I have worn for years (okay, the last decade) can only be purchased in certain places that are not close to my home, so I set out to find something new – I figure it was about time.  The last time I changed perfumes was before I became a parent… my oldest is now 11.  Finding a perfume was harder than I thought it would be – there were so many choices, many of which made me gag.  I like a perfume that will not hang out in an elevator after I get out of it – something that can be smelled slightly, but is not overpowering and nauseating.  Being that I am not the type of person that is normally drawn to name brand items, I must admit that I was a bit surprised with where my perfume procuring journey landed me.  Yes, the perfume I liked the most (or tolerated the best) was made by Prada.  I definitely do NOT consider myself a Prada girl.  As if to add insult to the injury my ego had been caused by my pull towards Prada, the perfume itself was called “Candy”.  What sensible professional sprays themselves every morning before work with something called “Candy”???  Apparently, now I do. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in attitude, Rants, Self-esteem, World Impact

 

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