Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Prep

Health, Personal Growth, Travel
Peace Corp Prep: There is no way to be fully prepared for an experience like this, but I am eager to listen and learn. I am so ready for this! It has been a flurry of preparation activity since I accepted my position with the Peace Corps. First, I had to send out my Passport for my Peace Corps Passport and apply for my Visa to Mozambique. When I went for my Passport photo, the first one was terrible. The lady taking it was very short, and I swear she stood under me and shot the picture up my nostrils! When organizing the paperwork, later though, I realized I actually needed two sets of two pictures, so I went and had a much less offensive picture taken. All forms were…
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Conquering Bad Habits

Conquering Bad Habits

Health, Personal Growth, Travel
If I have discovered one thing over the past couple of years, it is that battling lethargy is a constant challenge.  It is so hard to conquer bad habits. The reason for this is that you have your routine, and in order to change this, you must engage your mind and make strategic decisions. That is not to say it is impossible - it isn't - but it does take effort.  For me, going on the keto diet was very easy. I finally had made up my mind to take care of myself, and I haven't looked back. If I occasionally overindulge, I am able to bring it back. Through affirmations and dedication, I have created my new routines.  The one that I have difficulty with, though, is writing. I…
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Seeds of Potential

Seeds of Potential

Health, Ketosis Diet, Personal Growth, Top Posts, Travel
Seeds offer potential life. For me, it is personal growth and travel. I woke this morning and realized that one of my avocados was getting dangerously ripe. I just cut off a small portion of the top and ate straight from the rind. When I got to the pit, I pulled it out, washed it off, then placed it with the others I have sitting next to my sink. I already have planted one, and there are only so many that you can realistically grow at any given point, so I just collect them. It suddenly struck me - I can't throw them away! (more…)
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19 Months and A New Life

19 Months and A New Life

Health, Ketosis Diet, Personal Growth, Relationships, Top Posts, Travel
I finished my journal last night. It is the journal I have been working from since February of 2017. In these 19 months, I have created a new life. The very first entry was affirmations that I created after reading The Miraculous Morning by Hal Elrod. This post is not about that book, but it is a great read, and it inspired me to accomplish a number of things that I have in the past year and a half. Here are the affirmations that I wrote on Feb 6, 2017: I want to live a lifestyle that allows me the opportunity to secure wealth and stability. I want to own land and property for both investment and wealth-building. I want to be healthy and slim to maximize my quality of…
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Amazing Grocery Stores – Appreciating Charleston

Amazing Grocery Stores – Appreciating Charleston

Health, Personal Growth, Travel
On day 2 of appreciating Charleston, I began by thinking of the lovely scenery and maybe I would write something about that. Then it hit me, this place has amazing grocery stores! When I was living in Florida, I became spoiled with Publix. Publix had everything, and the prices were really good! No matter what I wanted, Publix served it up! You can imagine my distress, then, whereupon landing in Charleston, I realized I did not have a Publix near me. Fortunately, there is one down the street from one of my jobs, so I can still get my fix weekly. It has only been over time that Charleston has offered up these amazing stores to my consciousness. It began with the realization that there was a Trader Joe's about…
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