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1 Day ’til 40: Lessons Learned on my 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

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This is IT – my 400th post!  I have now officially blogged the 400 days ’til my 40th birthday – AND I am still here to tell about it!  Tomorrow is the day that inspired this 400 day writing journey.  It is hard for me to believe that the time has passed as quickly as it has.  Was it really 400 days ago that, on a whim, I thought it would be fun to blog the 400 days before I turned 40?  (What on earth WAS I thinking?!?) It seems like only yesterday……… they do say that time starts to slip away faster as we age…. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in attitude, Inspiration

 

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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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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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34 Days ’til 40: One Year Blogiversary!!! :)

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I am so excited because today 400 Days ’til 40 is one year old!  400 Days ’til 40 was launched on January 18, 2012 – exactly 400 days before my 40th birthday.  As this journey is slowly approaching its end, I am thrilled that I get to celebrate two birthdays – the blog birthday AND my 40th.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in attitude, Inspiration

 

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40 Days ’til 40: Keep Walking

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We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ~ C.S. Lewis

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. ~ Steven Wright

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way. ~ Lady Gaga Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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45 Days ’til 40: Escaping to the Sea – in Photos

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in attitude, Children, Inspiration, mental health

 

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46 Days ’til 40: Perfect Moments

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Yesterday we spent the day at the pier.  We really enjoyed running around in one of those rare sunny moments in the middle of winter.  My girls stood by the water watching the waves and then started to jump up and down, yelling for me.  They were so excited to show me the bird standing on the rock.  Then, I was lucky enough to capture the bird on film as it started to fly away. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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47 Days ’til 40: Silent Saturday

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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Inspiration

 

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49 Days ’til 40: No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes

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I must admit that the thoughts I share today are not my own, but are inspired by Gideon Amichay.  Gideon is the chief creative officer at one of Israel’s largest marketing agencies, but prior to his current job, he lived in New York.  He moved to New York with one goal – to have one of his cartoons published in the New Yorker.  Recently, I was moved when I heard a Tedx talk given by Gideon (got to love TED!) entitled “No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes.”

Here is the AMAZING talk:

http://youtu.be/sZScrNJ2gTQ

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