Just Making it up

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs (via myownhike)

really the best quote ever! I spent way too much of my life doing what I thought I was supposed to do - the whole house, dog, guy, settling down - which was really just settling for something that i didn’t want only because i felt it was what i was supposed to want. I am happier now than I ever have been. I have an amazing man, have quit my job (well last day is still three months away), i’m selling all that I own and then moving to Morocco. We will have less stuff and money, but we will have a full life and be able to do it all together. To many that seems crazy, to me it is simply perfect. I was never one that wanted a lot of stuff or to even be a home owner. My dream has always been to see the world and experience different cultures and try to see the world through different eyes. I am elated that I finally get to live the life I have always wanted and I get to do it with the most wonderful man I have ever met.

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i’ve started writing again. I always wanted to be a writer and just never really sat down and did it. I have half-written a ton of short stories and such over the years and that was as far as it has ever gone. I however have decided that with the whole moving to Morocco thing I would also begin to do a couple of the things I have always wanted to do. One is to write more consistently and actually finish something I started writing and the other is to learn photography and we got a nice new fancy-pants camera for a wedding present.

I also started a new blog which I will eventually link to here so you all can read it as well, but i’m working on it some first.


i’ve been spontaneously getting weepy the last few days as Shawn leaves for Morocco on Saturday and I’m just super sad to see him go and not be able to see him for three months until I get my butt there. I’m bummed that he gets to experience all the new things and we don’t get to do it all together. I’m bummed that while Shawn is experiencing a whole new world, I will be in our apartment, going to my job and still basically living the same life, just with one very important thing missing from it.

I’ve already started the countdown until I get there. In exactly three months it will be my last day at my job and then five days after that I will be reunited with Shawn in Morocco!


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huffpostbooks:

What’s Your Book Shelfie Style?

I sort all my books by height.

Height. Always height.

Alphabetical.  By author though, not title.  Fiction is on different bookshelves than non-fiction, as well.  

oh books how i love you! however oddly enough my books are not in any order what-so-ever. My records are alphabetical by Artist last name or band name, my cd’s used to be alphabetical the same way and then sorted chronologically within Artist. the books however have always been haphazardly put on the shelf with no rhyme or reason to it.

they however are about to be all sold (like my cd’s are currently being sold today). i’m getting used to the kindle, but getting rid of the books will be hard.

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well i just got home (actually got home around 1pm and have been running around since) from meeting the in-laws and it was lovely! I felt so super comfortable with Shawn’s family and friends. It was so great to meet the people that mean the most in his life. Everyone said how happy he has been since we met and that made me so overjoyed to hear. He is such a wonderful man and deserves so much happiness. He makes me happy and to hear from his family that they are so happy we met it just made me super giddy!

Shawn leaves on August 2nd for Morocco and I will have to spend three months without him. There is nothing about that time I am looking forward to, but for the next week I am going to spend time with the love of my life and try not to think about the next three months.

I have to pick him up at the airport at about 1:30am and since I got up at 4:40am(EST) i think it is time for a nice relaxing shower and bit of nap/chill out time.


So true and I’m pretty dang lucky that I found that person

So true and I’m pretty dang lucky that I found that person

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and weighed myself - i knew i gained weight because, well, my clothes are tighter…so yeah over the last year i’ve gained 20lbs and now…now it is time to lose at least 15 of them - i that would make me more comfortable and my clothes fit better. i have three and a half months until i move to morocco - what do you say to me losing at least 10 of those 15 by then…that is totally doable. really i just need to eat better and get my lazy ass to the gym. since the guy leaves on August 2 i really won’t have much else better to do (well except a trip to Scotland, but we’ll be walking everywhere and i always seem to lose weight on vacation anyway…)

ok, i’ve said it and it is out there so watch out tumblr-verse (ok there really isn’t anything to watch out for…)


Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via henretta84)

This is so very true. I believe it is true for all decisions whether right or wrong. 

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Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that are mostly unnecessary. You can see the world on a minimum wage salary, despite the persisting myth, you do not need a high paying job. You can leave your friends (if they’re true friends they’ll forgive you, and you’ll still be friends) and make new ones on the road. You can leave your family. You can depart from your hometown, your country, your culture, and everything you know. You can sacrifice. You can give up your $5.00 a cup morning coffee, you can give up air conditioning, frequent consumption of new products. You can give up eating out at restaurants and prepare affordable meals at home, and eat the leftovers too, instead of throwing them away. You can give up cable TV, Internet even. This list is endless. You can sacrifice climbing up in the hierarchy of careers. You can buck tradition and others’ expectations of you. You can triumph over your fears, by conquering your mind. You can take risks. And most of all, you can travel. You just don’t want it enough. You want a degree or a well-paying job or to stay in your comfort zone more. This is fine, if it’s what your heart desires most, but please don’t envy me and tell me you can’t travel. You’re not in a famine, in a desert, in a third world country, with five malnourished children to feed. You probably live in a first world country. You have a roof over your head, and food on your plate. You probably own luxuries like a cellphone and a computer. You can afford the $3.00 a night guest houses of India, the $0.10 fresh baked breakfasts of Morocco, because if you can afford to live in a first world country, you can certainly afford to travel in third world countries, you can probably even afford to travel in a first world country. So please say to me, “I want to travel, but other things are more important to me and I’m putting them first”, not, “I’m dying to travel, but I can’t”, because I have yet to have someone say they can’t, who truly can’t. You can, however, only live once, and for me, the enrichment of the soul that comes from seeing the world is worth more than a degree that could bring me in a bigger paycheck, or material wealth, or pleasing society. Of course, you must choose for yourself, follow your heart’s truest desires, but know that you can travel, you’re only making excuses for why you can’t. And if it makes any difference, I have never met anyone who has quit their job, left school, given up their life at home, to see the world, and regretted it. None. Only people who have grown old and regretted never traveling, who have regretted focusing too much on money and superficial success, who have realized too late that there is so much more to living than this.

Wunderkammer: Did You Know

all of this

(via awelltraveledwoman)

And this is exactly what I am about to do!

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sleep eluded me last night. i spent the night wide awake laying in bed. I did fall asleep reading for about an hour and then woke back up at 12:30am and was awake until about 5:30am when I finally fell back asleep. I feel like the world is moving really fast and i am trying to keep up with it.

i think i am going to go home and try to sleep some - i don’t want to sleep too much though as I would prefer to be doing it in the nighttime.

also i started reading a book about buddhism on my new kindle. i’m still lukewarm to the kindle reading thing, but i can’t bring all my books to morocco and finding books in english there isn’t going to really be possible.