Battling Perfectionism in your Twenties

Battling Perfectionism in your Twenties

The need to be perfect is something that I have battled with throughout my entire life, and now, as I move into my adult life, I still find its presence. Perfectionism is something I spend quite a bit of time thinking about, since it affects me so heavily in my decisions and my goals. 

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Tips to Make Traveling Easier

Tips to Make Traveling Easier

As I begin to travel the world more and more, I am slowly putting together a list of ways that help avoid mistakes and speed up the travel process to get to my destination more quickly and without hassle. With that said, here's 20 tips to help you travel easier. Lets get right to it. 

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Traveling Solo: Tips To Make You Feel More Comfortable

Traveling Solo: Tips To Make You Feel More Comfortable

Whether you haven't met that special someone to travel with, you're friends don't have the same availability as you, or you are going on a business trip, traveling alone is an entirely different experience than going with another person. Whatever the reason is, don't let that hold you back from seeing the world.

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Top 10 Websites for Flying on a Budget

Top 10 Websites for Flying on a Budget

Years ago, the idea of traveling around the world was, well, just that; an idea. However, times have changed and with the emergence of cheap flights offered by budget airlines and numerous sky search apps, that idea has become a possibility. The question is, how can we become those people that fly around the globe and explore the wonders of the world with the limited budget of a twenty-something year old, fresh out of college? 

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12 Ways to Improve Your Long Distance Relationship

12 Ways to Improve Your Long Distance Relationship

Why is it that the things that are the most worth it, never come easy? I guess it makes us value them more, right? Well, long distance relationships are no exception. Even though these relationships come with many challenges, the commitment needed to maintain one, creates some of the strongest bonds from those that succeed. Hopefully, mine will be one of these success stories. 

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New: The Five Minute Journal

New: The Five Minute Journal

Someone recently told me that its important to be grateful for things that we have so that we will be grateful for the things we get. I try to keep myself from falling into the thought process of my life will be better once I achieve my goals, but I'm not always so good at that. My goal is to feel amazing about my life as it is available to me today. 

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Plan Your Trip without ‘Planning’ Your Trip

Plan Your Trip without ‘Planning’ Your Trip

Let me start off with this; to me, the best trip is the one that you actually take. What do I mean by this Well, the problem I've found is if I plan my trip out like a time-logged schedule, I never have time to actually enjoy the trip. The best vacations is the one that doesn't require an hourly itinerary or an unreachable budget of tours. While tightly scheduled getaways have their place, this post is focused on those trips that let you be in that placed you've flown across the world to visit. 

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5 Easy Ways to Detox Every Day

5 Easy Ways to Detox Every Day

Though recently it has gained a lot of attention and become a trend, the idea of detoxifying the body is nothing new. Detoxing is the process of removing toxins from the body. There are endless amounts of new "cleanses" and "full body detox" fad diets, but thats not really what I'm here to talk about. Here are a list of five simple things you can add to your daily routine that will detox your body.

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    Start at the Heart of it: Overcoming Self-Doubt

    Start at the Heart of it: Overcoming Self-Doubt

    You know what is the most frustrating thing when I'm trying to accomplish something? Doubting myself when I know it is completely illogical. Why is it so difficult to stop doubting myself when I know that I have a lot going for me? If you're reading this, then maybe this is you too. Today, I am writing to you as someone who is still in the heart of this problem. I don't have it all under control, I've only just begun figuring out how to combat it. I have done some research that has begun to help me, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

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    Our New Year Weekend in Bend, Oregon

    Our New Year Weekend in Bend, Oregon

    There's something about being around people that care to ring in the New Year. This year, I was glad to be welcoming in 2018 in Bend, Oregon with my boyfriends family. For three days, we were able to spend some time in the hidden gem of Oregon, and one of my personal favorites. From hiking in the snow, to ice skating in the Pavilion, we spent three days enjoying quality time to reflect on 2017 and look forward to what the New Year has to bring.

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    4 Ways My Relationship is Teaching Me to be Independent

    4 Ways My Relationship is Teaching Me to be Independent

    Ever feel like when you're single you want to be in a relationship, but when you're in a relationship you want the freedom of being single? When I say this, I am not talking about sleeping or dating around, I'm specifically talking about being able to have your own life, create your own memories, and grow as an individual while in a relationship. 

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    Mirror Lake, Mt. Hood Hike

    Mirror Lake, Mt. Hood Hike

    This past Sunday, we all hopped in the car and drove to the popular trailhead along Highway 26, right off of Mt. Hood Skibowl. This headway leads to the Mirror Lake Trail, which is a 2.1 miles round-trip to the lake and has 700 feet of elevation change. In summer, I'm sure this hike presents a different type of beauty and blissfulness, but let me tell you, its a must-do in the winter

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    Letting Go: Things Holding Me Back In Life

    Letting Go: Things Holding Me Back In Life

    We live in a world where it is easier to justify our shortcomings by things around us. However, what I’ve recently come to realize, is that sometimes, most of the time in my case, we are our own worst enemy. This is true for many things in life, most that we don’t even realize. So, how do we break this cycle and get out of our own way?

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    Christchurch, Canterbury Greater Area

    Christchurch, Canterbury Greater Area

    Now that my ten day excursion across the South Island has ended, I am spending a few nights in Christchurch before heading back to the States. I have been visiting and staying with my special someone for these last few days, and friends I have met as an extension from across the world studying abroad at University of Canterbury. 

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    Lake Tekapo (Take-a-poe)

    Lake Tekapo (Take-a-poe)

    Lake Tekapo was the perfect end to our 10 day road trip around the South island of New Zealand. If you're in the Mackenzie region, it is worth a stop. The backdrop for all activities is the amazing turquoise blue colour of New Zealand’s highest large lake, scenic Lake Tekapo. 

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