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I am constantly amazed and inspired by stories of people just like you and me who take the initiative to change their lives and follow their dreams. Day 6 of the Suitcase Entrepreneur 30 Day Blog Challenge focuses on case studies of those who transitioned to living life on their own terms. I encourage you to read more and if you haven’t joined the challenge already it’s not too late! Today’s writing prompt is:

What are my three priorities for the next 30 days that will move me closer towards living life on my own terms?

  1. Get to work! I would like my business to be solely online, a virtual resource accessible to anyone,Take Ownership anywhere. That being said over the next 30 days I need to work on writing a business plan, identifying the services I want to focus on and completing my website. I must admit I’ve struggled a bit with what services I would like to offer. Obviously I love social media marketing and defining a plan for content marketing. My strengths lie in planning and time-management, however I want to pass on what I have learned and empower my clients to reach their goals.
  2. Challenge myself! I think my biggest competition is myself and through the 30 Day Blog Challenge I have set a goal to write every single day for 30 days. This is a huge goal for me because when I first started my blog I did not have a focus, I wrote every month or so and this year I made a resolution to blog more. (It’s working!) I’m also challenging myself to run a half-marathon before the end of the year since fitness energizes me and helps me stay motivated. I’m not a runner by any means but I think discipline and training will help in other areas of life.
  3. Test it out! What I need to do next is plan an international trip, it’s time to go, my traveling feet are itching and I’m ready to explore. I’m working towards spending two weeks in New Zealand in Winter 2014, hoping from spot to stop every couple of days, meeting new friends and enjoying an indescribable experience. I plan to blog often and keep my virtual business with me along the way.
    Writing these priorities out and sharing them makes my goals a reality. Now that I’ve shared with the world now I have to focus on these dreams and make them a reality.

What are 3 priorities you need to make a reality? Share in the comments below or if you end up blogging leaving a link!

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Remember those childhood hobbies?

Dreams of becoming older and taking on an exceptional vocation? Saving the world and going on a new adventure every day? No? Well maybe those childhood dreams aren’t so far off after all. My childhood dream was to become a writer and a bestselling author. Where am I today? Working in Wellness, writing on the side, dabbling in freelance and loving every minute (almost).

The thing about dreams is that as you grow, your dreams grow and change with you.

While I may not be a bestselling author today, I’m still a writer which is one of the main reasons I started this blog. I’ve found that stories are powerful, and when shared even better whether your format is through songwriting, poetry, painting or design. I love networking and blogging gives me another ready to stay social and learn from other artists.

As a writer I’ve found the most joy comes from blogging and sharing with you. My goal has been to reach those who want to share, discuss and find some inspiration to take the path less traveled in the story of your life.

After all one of the most important part of life is have the confidence to be you and stay true to your dreams.

You’ve heard this said again and again but I want to encourage those who desire to live outside the box, it’s a journey but it will be worth it.I’m always looking for a Challenge and am thrilled to be apart of this journey discussing topics by The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

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What are your childhood dreams and how has that changed the story of your life?


Philosophy. Every time that topic comes up I think of old wise scholars with full beards discussing in great detail topics which overpass my limited knowledge. Recently, though, while browsing through Barnes and Noble I picked up the book A Brief History of Thought – A Philosophical Guide to Living by Luc Ferry. A popular book in France, I thought I’d take a stab at further understanding the philosophy of…well…philosophy.

Divided into six rather lengthy chapters, Ferry provides an overview of the five key “transforming visions” which have shaped our world views concerning philosophy. In my mind philosophers attempt to explain the meaning of life; a concept which is board and beyond the human mind. As humans we are constantly evolving and changing, and with this change new theories are ever emerging.

I do not attempt to understand each revelation brought forth that spans centuries nor to zero in on which theory is “right”. However I think this book is an excellent read for those searching for more knowledge about the topic without going further into schooling or an in depth program.

My thoughts on the meaning of life? I prefer to dwell on the absurd concept brought forth from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that is the meaning of life is 42. Which of course is the answer, but to what question?

What are your thoughts on philosophy?


Life is not about comparing your path to others, or letting others judge you based on your dreams. It’s your life and your path is different from any others, don’t let stipulations or what others think stop you from going against the grain and taking your own journey.

Unknown to us there seem to be rules that apply to life. Who came up with them? No one knows but there are certain expectations passed from generation to generation.

  • Go to school
  • Stay trendy
  • Date
  • Graduate high-school
  • Go to a good college
  • Party hard
  • Graduate college
  • Find a good job
  • Get promoted
  • Find your soul mate
  • Get married
  • Have kids
  • Do something incredible so that you will be remembered after you die

Who came up with these rules and is it necessary to follow them? There are reasons why individuals are created unique, we each look different! Yet we struggle to maintain status, to look the same, think the same,  and experience the same feelings. Although there may be certain expectations others expect us to live up to, as unique individuals there is no need. Your life is your life for a reason, go with the unexpected, make change happen and, in the words of an icon:

“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 others’ 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


Songwriting is a beautiful art sometimes lost in the mass of consumerism. This week I was able to listen to one of my best friends (who is a musician at heart) play some fragments of new songs. There is nothing that makes me feel the way music makes me feel. I feel compelled to create, to innovate, to add beauty to life, to talk a walk in nature, to write words of comfort, inspiration and meaning, to search for deeper truths and expose hidden meanings. It makes me want to stay, to find the meaning of life, understand knowledge and why we crave more.

Let’s face it, we were born to create, to find new ways to explain, explore and connect. Forward progress and the desire to succeed and live against all costs is what makes us human. The best way to start moving forward in our achievements is to start, take the huge step forward into the vast unknown and making it happen. Sure we will all trip up and make mistakes, but that’s just apart of the learning process, we have to keep going no matter what, because the journey to success is beautiful.

I am an individual who thrives on challenges and am very results oriented. However the best part of being results oriented is striving to reach a goal. Once the goal has been achieved and the challenge is over I tend to lose interest and look forward to the next challenge, even though it may be hard and scary.

The strains of indie music keep me burning to create. What music keeps you going? Share your favorites.


A few days ago one of the trending hashtags on Twitter was #threewordstoliveby. Mine were “never give up”. I recently stumbled upon the Suitcase Entrepreneur and found more inspirational words to live by, coaching, tips and trips to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

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Enjoy my favorite selections and let me know what are three words you live by?


The 8 hour workday for single people…now what?

My four years of college were mainly spent balancing classes, homework, friendships and the 1-2 jobs I always held down. Life after college consisted of 10-12 hour days, fighting to get to the right salary, the right place in my career and the right…well…everything. Now 2 years after graduation, I’ve gone from working 70 hours a week to 40, and that’s where the problem comes in.

I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. The 40 hours work week for singles without hobbies is easy. Almost too easy. My life now consists of working out, eating healthy, playing volleyball, going out every single night, a bedtime of midnight…if that and, well, of course the 8 hours of week which seem like a breeze now. Working out only increases all this extra energy, I could go for days!
With all the extra time it makes sense to start a part-time job for fun, go back to school and travel more.

So what does this generation do with all the extra time and energy? Let’s face it, if a relationship, getting married and having a family is not your key focus, what should be?


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