Hey everyone, this weekend is going to be really busy for me as I’m going through some family restructuring phases and planning ahead for blogging so I can keep providing everyone with valuable content. Some days I will not be posting but when I do I want to make sure what I share is worth reading. Also working on other side projects that will allow me to be more creative. So I just want to say thank you for tuning into my blog I really, appreciate you all!
So starting this weekend I’m going to experiment as much as I can with doing good deeds. For me the challenge will be to do them hopefully without the recipient knowing it was me.
I’ll be doing a followup post to let you know what I experienced and felt as I am working on shifting the way I perceive the world by giving to others.
Hope you join me this weekend and do a Good Dead mission, and if you do let me know how it went, I would love to hear your story!
A couple of months after I grabbed a copy of our local magazine called: Las Vegas Woman Magazine, I came across an article about a woman who talked about her story of being adventurous and excited for life only to discover her life became routine and dull to the point that one day she didn’t recognize her self in the mirror and the woman she had become. Life happened and then routine took over which put out the fire her soul
I recommend her story to anyone who has ever felt this way at one point in their life or is currently suffering from lost self and boredom. Find out how she is taking back her life and what she is doing now. You can find her stories here:
My peaceful place is always near a body of water. The images in this post were taken today. Living in Vegas for over 4 years now, I try to give myself a retreat as often as possible. I’m am thankful that I have a understanding family that supports my needs for time alone.
The ocean has always been my place to seek peace and refuge when I need some time to think and explore creativity, when I lived in Southern California i would seek to be near it, even for a moment or two.
It’s very important to give yourself some time alone. You don’t have to take trips, or travel anywhere. Your solitude can come in the form of reading a good book in your room. Taking a stroll at your favorite park or retreats in a nice warm bath.
It also could be building wood furniture out in your garage, or knitting something for a loved one, watching a movie or taking a class. Your peaceful place can be anything and anywhere, it’s up to you!
When you need some time for yourself, where do you go? Where is at peace place? How has taking time for yourself helped you?
So I have been at my current job for about 3 months now and I work with great people, each one has a unique talent and I am continuing learning something from them.
Just in the past 4 weeks I have been working along side a coworker from overseas we’ll call him Jim and he has been our design freelancer long before I cam aboard the company, so he was invited to come on a work Visa in the office and meet with us all.
Jim and I have been talking about life situations and the general stuff most freelance traveling types talk about…life. One day I asked him about living the way he does, works as a design freelancer, travels around to work on projects with various companies and has no general interest in working with the company other than to create great products and work on things that really matter to him
His mentality about how he lives his life made so much sense to me and more natural than what I have been spoon fed about how our society interprets living.
His current idea of success is living basic, not material, not living with an accumulation of stuff and material possessions.
Working to live and enjoy the life during his youth and not waiting to be older and retired to finally live.
Having a passion to explore and meet new people and get out of your comfort zone.
I took some time to look at myself and not try to compare but to try to understand the way I think about the world as I know it.
Jim sent me this inspiring YouTube video yesterday which sums up the way he thinks. You may have seen this one it’s been around a while. If you haven’t seen it either way take a moment to listen to this guy’s experience.
My admiration for out of the box free thinkers like Jim will help me stay focused and motivated. I hope this video inspires you too.
I have lived in Las Vegas for almost 4 years now and there is so much to explore and there is a place I have passed by many times with interest of visiting but never stopping by to check it out. Why? The main reason was procrastination and falling into routine. This is an issue I am getting allot better with. Exploration outside of my comfort zone. Life can be mind numbing, you get up, take a shower, go to work, work, come home, spend time, sleep and repeat.
Why do we fall into the routine, probably familiarity and comfort. Because it is life as we know it, which safely serves us the predictable. We enjoy repetition because it forces our minds not to focus too much on other things that we may need to address.
If your life gets quite routine, shake it up a bit, start off small like these examples that I have tried myself:
Pick one day out of the week to try a new food. (Taco shop girl to Thai food girl)
Go a completely different route to work or going home, playing your favorite music. (I also take the long way home so I can listen to my favorite podcasts)
After work stop by that boutique or shop you’ve been really wanting to check out. (My next mission is to check out this celebrity fashion resale shop)
Look for art communities in your town, you’ll find allot of inspiration. (Las Vegas has the Arts District, a great spot where local artist work and share their galleries)
For my small exploration experience was a chocolate factory right down the street from my job. You can learn more about the chocolate factory at: Ethel M. Chocolates. The delightful chocolates were created in honor of Forrest Mars Sr’s mother Ethel.
Taking the time to stop and explore this place, gave me that good feeling you get by experiencing real live things. Exploring is a great gift for yourself. The little things you do for yourself count and they mean more in the long run.
Ethel M Chocolates Logo
Box of Cherry Cordials
Ethel M Chocolate Bars
So you better believe I got out of my routine and comfort zone to stopped in to check it out. The old version of me would have passed by this place and many others on the fact that I took the safe route in life.
Inspired By tip:
Explore, where ever you go. Try something new. Get out of your comfort zone.