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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of…)

Quote of the Day:

be curious not judgemental walt whitman quote

Fresh Air:

It doesn’t quite feel like Spring yet but it does if you get your blood pumping! Check out these great spring hikes in Massachusetts.

Inspirational:

For those days when it feels like you just can’t get up.

Luscious Locks:

Get soft, shiny hair at home.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Healthy, vegan, AND delish!

Waiting for the warm weather got you down? Some comfort food for your soul.

DIY:

40 ways to decorate your Easter eggs.

Round the World:

Need a get-away? Check out these easy-to-reach islands.

Techie Love:

Will that tweet get you fired?

Giggles and Such:

Kids say the darnedest things.

23 things that can only get better from here.

tramp

i miss hating the summer heat

how easter eggs are made

Have a great week(end)!

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Keep on Truckin’

What do you do when your get up and go, has got up and went??

I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired these days.

grumpy cat

Working two jobs is taking a serious toll on my morale.

The never-ending search for a full-time job is starting to feel a lot like repetitively banging my head against a brick wall.

bang head here

And the icing on my bitter cupcake is my less than stellar love life and the poor romantic decisions I feel compelled to repeat.

Rather than mope around and wallow in my “poor me” moment, I’ve decided to grab life by the balls and show that bitch I can be happy AND successful and ain’t nobody gonna stop me!

grab life by the balls

The only problem is, I’m not quite sure what’s going to lift me out of the black hole of doldrums I find myself in.

So I’ve started my own “Happiness Project”.

the happiness project

For those of you not familiar, check out Gretchen Rubin’s best seller here.

Small changes are the most effective.

Since I’ve had enough failure lately, I feel no need to set myself up for more.

I’ll be making 3 changes to my life.

#1) Meditate regularly

meditate 2

I’ve sporadically attempted meditating in the past to little or no effect.

Since meditating can be transformational if practiced regularly, I’ve decided to start a daily practice.

Meditating at the same time of day is said to be best.

So I’ll be setting aside 20 minutes each morning to get my “om” on.

Feel like starting your own practice? Check out some helpful hints here.

#2) Feng Shui – My Way

feng shui my way

When I feel uninspired I tend to rearrange my living space.

If your space feels constricted, so do you, and clutter is the devil.

I’ve spent the majority of my recent downtime ridding my home of clutter.

I started with my bedroom, then moved on to the bathroom, kitchen and finally the living room.

Anything that was a duplicate, no longer useful, almost empty, or that I could not find a home for – got tossed.

Or to be completely honest, put in the basement. Out of sight out of mind, right?

I then dusted, vacuumed, cleaned and scrubbed anything and everything.

It felt exhausting and awesome!

#3) Say No

just say no

My free time is little to non-existent.

I always feel like I’m missing out on something.

I can remember exactly when I last saw each and every one of my friends, only because it happens so rarely these days.

All of the above usually leads me to say “Yes!” to any and all invitations that happen to fall on my days off.

Which just leads me to resenting the plans I’ve made, when all I really want to do is put on some sweats and curl up in bed with a book.

From now on, unless it’s something I really, really, really want to do, I will be saying NO. Sorry guys.

So that’s the game plan.

game plan

Wish me luck kids!

Have any of your tried your own “Happiness Project”?

Any helpful hints??

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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of…)

With the holidays coming up and the daily craziness that is my life; Adventures in Adulthood will be skipping right to Friday this week.

(Don’t you wish you could really do that?!?)

Quote of the Day:

roald dahl

Around the World:

Short days and cold nights got you feeling a little SAD?? Check out the 10 best beaches to beat the winter blues.

Inspirational:

What if money was no object?

Mind Your Manners:

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Easy AND delicious!

Techie Love:

Turn your iPhone into a sommelier.

Health and Wellness:

Energy feeling off lately?

Could be a blocked chakra.

Or maybe you just need some “ommm” in your life.

Climbing the Ladder:

Job search not going all that great? Give your resume a face lift!

DIY:

Make your own lava lamp.

Giggles and Such:

8 Christmas lights shows to knock your stockings off.

Beer is the yeast that you can do…

do what you love

prince charming

sexy and i know it but too lazy to show it

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Adventures in Adulthood will return to regularly scheduled programming Wednesday, January 9, 2013 🙂

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