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. 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 life. I want to grow in my study of philosophy,…
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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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Wannamaker State Park – Appreciating Charleston

Wannamaker State Park – Appreciating Charleston

Health, Personal Growth, Relationships
For my first day of appreciating Charleston, I decided to revisit Wannamaker State Park. The reason was perhaps a bit subconscious at first, but it was where my darling and I would spend our Sunday mornings going for nature walks. He has been on my mind a lot, lately, and it was sweet and sad to revisit the trails that we once walked together. Wannamaker is a lovely little park near the Charleston Southern University in North Charleston. My sweet man had purchased an annual pass last year, and when it expired, I did the same. I love going to the beach, and the pass has long since paid for itself. With that said, the price of admittance is only $2. There is a dog park, a water park, playgrounds,…
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Saying Goodbye to Charleston

Saying Goodbye to Charleston

Health, Personal Growth, Relationships
My time in Charleston is finally coming to an end. It has been a time of joy, of pain, of healing, of love and of personal growth and transformation. Coming home is always bittersweet. I suppose I needed a place to recover and reset my life. In so many ways, I am nothing like the person I used to be, and yet, I will always be me. Through my trials and the relationships that I have developed here, I have grown in new and unexpected ways. I have just about a month left before boarding a flight to my new adventure. I know that Charleston will always be here if I need her, but I am ready to move on. Whether this next place is my final destination is unknown.…
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The Value of Being Selfish

The Value of Being Selfish

Health, Ketosis Diet, Personal Growth, Relationships
If I have learned nothing over the past year, and particularly in the last 6 months, it is the value of defining your own identity and crafting your own life. Having a partner is a wonderful thing, but you must have your own identity independent of them. A partner does not complete you, a partner enhances, complements and enriches your life. Many people are too willing to give up who they are for the sake of a relationship. When they lose their sense of adventure and joy in life, they wonder what happened. Their partner wonders what happened to the amazing person they fell in love with. Do not fall into this trap. Embrace and love yourself. https://youtu.be/ET0cYuKbdQg [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET0cYuKbdQg&w=560&h=315]
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