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My Mom Told Me One Day I’d like Yoga April 15, 2015

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yoga“Yoga comes with age. You’ll understand when you’re older”, she told me. I find yoga exhausting, they expect you to put your body in upside down, backwards positions, while channeling your inner Gandhi and then tell you to “just breathe”. An instructor once asked me, “Do you feel how your core is spiraling upwards with every breath?”, I looked over at my mom, she looked like a sleeping kitten in her “corkscrew prayer”. I am sure the question was rhetorical, so naturally, I answered “All I feel is pain?”. At the time, everyone laughed, but in all honesty, does anything but wisdom actually come with age? Yes.

The list of things my mother told me, that actually came true:

“One day, you will understand how to just sit and be”
I recently returned from my third trip to London. The first words out of my mouth were “I understand tea now.” I spent the majority of my time alone, sitting, with a pot of tea, and a little cup and saucer, watching other people, thinking about my life. I did not read, I did not play with my phone, I did not search for something to do, and I didn’t hate it. Other people didn’t bother me, they just were; My silence didn’t bother me, I just was. I now own my own tea pot (courtesy of a lovely boyfriend), and I have tea time almost daily, with no one but myself, for no one but myself.
When you are younger, you are doing everything to get somewhere – physically and metaphorically. You are running from job to job, store to store, and when you’re not running, you’re trying to figure out how to get another job, another paycheck, another date. There is little stillness in your early twenties. A big step in my adulthood, that I had long looked forward to was buying my own car. I now know you can drive to drive, and not to get somewhere. That doesn’t mean you are aimlessly driving around the neighborhood, it means that while you are on your way to the grocery store, you just drive – there is no reason to get there earlier, there is no reason not to be late. You can’t control road traffic, or train malfunctions, or your alarm clock breaking, so you just accept what you can’t change, and drive, and eventually you will get were you are going.

“Stop crying!”
I cry a lot. I cry a lot in just about every area of life except work. Unless my mommy is there, then I cry all the time. So when I was a teenager she would often look at me and yell “Stop crying!”. I thought it was because the act was annoying, loud, obnoxious, a pathetic attempt at getting my way, or simply happened so often the sincerity of it was totally false. I’m sure it was all of those things, but on a deeper level, it was a piece of guidance. We are human, and it’s healthy to have emotions, but you can’t just let them pour out of you like an overflowing bathtub. There is a time and a place to do those things, and at work, on the street, in a store, out to dinner, when you have company over, when you are cooking, are not those times. Learn to keep it in, and learn to let it out. Today, there are many times I want to start crying, like when I am accused of saying something I never said, or when my flight at the airport has been delayed for the third time, I can come very close to it, but I don’t, because I know that I can’t let myself fall apart right then.

“If you want food, pick up the phone and order it yourself”.
I have always hated ordering food. I don’t know why, I am not scared of making an appointment to get my haircut, but I am scared of calling to order food. When I was a teenager, if I wanted takeout, I had to order it for the whole family (you can imagine GrubHub is my heaven-sent). I never understood why, it wasn’t really fair. Over ten years later, I still hate calling to order food, but I do it, you know why? Because if I want food, I have to pick up the phone and order it. Mental tattoo. Perhaps I will always hate ordering food, but maybe if I was never forced to do it I would also be scared of calling to ask a question, or to book an appointment, or to ask for a status update. Maybe calling to order food is one step in the right direction of a million other things.

“You have to build your life without relaying on a man”
This was never hard for me, because I was used to fighting for myself. I never stopped fighting, just the things I had to fight for became harder to get as I got older. They say women need to make things happen without depending on a man, I say, you need to make things happen without depending on anyone. Do to an unfortunate series of events, I spent the majority of my early twenties relying on no one but me, having to take care of myself in every way. I paid my own bills, found my own apartments, learned to do things on my own – like taxes and buying insurance, and putting myself through school. This allowed, not just a man but, the right man to slip into place. It was clear from the start that I was my own person, with my own life, if you couldn’t handle that – man, women, friend, foe, then we weren’t a match. I love people in my life, I need them for emotional and physical support, but if I had to do it alone, I know I could. It has nothing to do with “a man”, it has to do with being able to do things on your own, and learning to be okay with it.

“Learn to control your reactions! Keep making that face, one day it will get stuck that way.”
My face still hasn’t gotten stuck “that way”, but there are scars in my past to prove that mama was right. If sixteen year olds were an i-phone, and attitude was an app, it would come pre-loaded. Unfortunately, the app doesn’t just get deleted when you turn twenty-one, and no one gives you a pass for being “young and stupid” anymore. I am more than positive that I lost many a job and created many an enemy with all the faces I once made. Shine them with a smile! = get every gig you ever wanted. In the words of, most recently, myself, “at work, I am a colorful butterfly who walks around spraying magically glitter on everyone!” Glitter. Not attitude, glitter.

“Follow your intuition”
If you keep trying and trying and trying to make something work, and you encounter every obstacle in its way, life is telling you, it’s not supposed to happen.
A dark alley that makes you feel comfortable will be safer than a well-lit street that makes your stomach turn backwards.

“Blood doesn’t make you family.”
Marriage does…just kidding! Some people are fortunate to have wonderful, large, carrying families. Many of us, myself included, have built their family for odds and ends, a button here, a glued piece of paper there. People from different backgrounds, different places, with different traditions and various views. I have the best family, because they love me and they support me, not because we share a gene pool. This is the number one reason I am where I am today, because even when I was alone, I was never alone.

I still hate yoga. I don’t know if I will ever like yoga, but it’s nice to know that your mom doesn’t wake up every morning of your childhood thinking of things to tell you just so you’ll believe them. I’m sure when I’m a mom, I will concoct lots of stories, simply to amuse myself, and see if my kids actually believe me. I am also sure I will say all the same things, and do all the same things my mother did, because I am a better human now than I was sixteen years ago – and it’s all because of stinkin’ yoga.

Why There’s a Time, a Place, and a How April 11, 2015

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Over the course of my twenties, I’ve made lots of mistakes (some of which, are in this very sentence ;) )! The best thing about doing things wrong, is learning to do them right. Think back to when you were four, and your mom told you not to touch the hot iron, it wasn’t a toy, but the temptation was too much to bear! The second mom left the room, you touched it, just with the tip of your index finger, but it was enough to teach you that there is a reason mom told you stay away. There is a time, a place, and a how for all things.

So, over the years I’ve made a collection of the biggest faux pas, both mine and others, that I’ve seen. There are certain things in life that people just can’t seem to get right, and not only that, but it also seems they occur at more than one occasion, with more than one group of people. Here are the things that have an etiquette, whether you like it or not.

Sending out invites on time – Whether it’s your birthday, a surprise party, your wedding, or a going away shindig, people have lives and the sooner they know about something, the better it will be for everyone involved! Obviously, if it’s a big event, like an anniversary celebration, or your bachelorette party, you’re going to want to do something a little more formal, and since this is such big event, give people the opportunity to make time for you, a month, or even more in advance is probably appropriate. Something a little smaller scale like your birthday may not require a mailed RSVP card, but it’s still nice to give people at least two weeks notice so they can try to make it. A while back I got an invite to a bachelorette party a week before it was happening, I was devastated because I had been looking forward to it, but anticipated it at a later date. What made it worse was that I was on a business trip, something I couldn’t get out of, and something I could have easily rescheduled had I known far in advance. Who won? No one! I didn’t get to go! She didn’t get to see me! And much, much, drinking was missed by both sides. (Friends don’t let friends miss drinks, just sayin’.) If you are sending out invites to an event, another thing to keep in mind is those who may not be getting one. If they aren’t invited, don’t talk about the event in front of them. If they are invited, make sure they get all the details, and make sure they ARE actually invited. There was a once a wedding I was invited to, but never got a save the date, it was clear I got cut from the final guest list, which wouldn’t have been so bad, if I hadn’t already been so honored to be asked to attend initially.

Being you – there are lots of faux pas out there that I find strange. This one is the kind that, frankly, just shows an immaturity no matter what your age. I was speaking with a woman recently who wore a gorgeous ring on her left hang. Throughout the conversation she referred to her “person” as her significant other. Initially, I assumed her partner was a woman, and seeing as this was a business meeting, she didn’t want to bring her sexual preference into it, totally understandable. I later learned that her “significant other” was in fact her husband, who she was still very much in love with. I was not only confused, but made to feel very uncomfortable. There are many people out there who put on a facade by not directly answering questions about themselves and allowing people to simply assume. They say things like “I went to school in Ann Arbor”, if people assume University of Michigan, you let them. Implying that you were once a manager, when you were really a camp counselor. Saying you’re a freelance writer, when in reality you have a mommy blog that only friends and a handful of followers read. There should be no shame in who you are, and when people find out the truth, they’ll only begin to dislike you and a distrust will form. Learn to be comfortable with who you are, only then will others follow suit.

polls_article_0_006C60C500000258_309_468x424_2902_851049_answer_4_xlargeGetting into a fight in public – Everyone gets into little tiffs in front of others, but rarely do you see a full on disagreement where neither party cares who is listening (or standing 5 feet away). What people who are fighting don’t realize is that it makes other people super uncomfortable, especially if you’re waiting in line, or at a reception desk, or in a restaurant, some place you can’t really leave at that moment. No matter how angry you are at that person, shut it down, you’re an adult; bottle it up until you have some privacy and then let your argument back out of its cage. If it doesn’t involve total strangers, then leave them out of it (especially if you’re arguing about something super weird, like how you can’t sleep in a hotel room that has an even number – true story, SK was there.)

Advertising something no one cares about – You know those people who keep bringing something up because they think it’s awesome but no one else actually cares? Here are some real life examples; Your alma mater: think Andrew from the Office; Something you bought: like those girls who always need throw in a designer name, no matter what the purchase item was; Your “status”: I have a friend who also travels for business, she recently got TSA Pre-check, imagine how annoying it is that every Facebook status pre-travel, post-travel and during is about how awesome her Pre-check is; she even takes a photo of every ticket that shows the little logo in the corner. She’s been doing this for four months. The thing to remember is that for some reason, this is important to you and that’s cool and all, but it makes you super annoying to other people.

We’re human so we’ll always make mistakes, and be annoying, and screw up. The important thing to remember is that we shouldn’t keep stumbling over the same crack in the sidewalk. You’ve already discovered that a hot iron is indeed hot, you wouldn’t test the theory again, would you? So even if you forgot to send out an invite, or screamed at your boyfriend in a restaurant, or over-posted on Facebook, make sure to give yourself a good scolding and just don’t do it again.

How to Not Give a F@&K! April 7, 2015

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A phenomenal article about just not giving a flipping *bleep*. Plus, there’s a kitten on the cover. If you’ve ever wanted to master the art of being you, and not caring about what anyone else thinks, take a gander. Behind all the humor and profanity, there is a strong and true message which we can all apply to our lives. Plus, the word burrito is used about four times. 

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Huge thanks to Mark Manson for writing it! Follow him on twitter: @iammarkmanson Boom! and read more of his stuff at markmanson.net.

The Long Distance Cocktail April 3, 2015

Posted by doinglaundryinheels in Friendships, Life Lessons/Growing Up, Relationships, Traveling.
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Friendships are not a contract. They contain no fancy words, no lines for signatures. There can be no mediation. So, how do you make them work when you have no guarantees and no way to prove that someone isn’t being a good pal…when you’re thousands of miles away?

The way to make a friendship work is kind of like mixing a cocktail; two parts awesome human, one part love, a shot of honesty, five dashes of trust, shake, serve over ice and garnish with a slice of free time. Sometimes, this will come out perfect, but more often than not, you’ll have to play around with the proportions until you get it just right. Even your best friends need adjustments as the drink gets old, and the regulars don’t order it anymore. New friends are always spicy and have a good kick! As they become older friends, they’re like your favorite beer, a go to, but you don’t always want reliability, sometimes you want excitement too! The greatest friends can change together, and apart, and still find a way to make the taste work.

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 7.35.06 PMWhen you no longer live near your friends, you lose a huge aspect of what makes you friends – accessibility. There is no more impromptu coffee when you’re having a bad day, or last minute sleep over because you need to have a night out. Anytime you want to see them, you have to plan months in advance, and even just a phone call can take a week or more to schedule. It’s not fair, but it’s also an amazing new aspect to your friendship you can make work.

You eliminated physical closeness, but you’ve added another layer of effort. Like with all relationships, it’s the thought that counts, so if you can both make the effort you will learn to appreciate one another even more. Don’t get resentful when scheduling Skype dates takes a while, or if they don’t answer your text right away. If you live in different time zones, these things are made even more complicated! Send picture texts of yourselves making funny faces, or holding cute signs; e-mail one another funny e-cards or snail mail itty bitty care packages! When I first moved to Chicago, I had a handful of gift cards and punch cards I couldn’t use in my new city, so I sent them back off to New York as a special surprise. An e-mail once a month, or a five minute phone call is sometimes all it takes to let someone know you’re thinking of them, and you want to know what’s going on in their life.

Be courteous. Just like with family, when you see someone often, you can be more lax in your manners, but when it’s a once in a while thing, “Please” and “Thank you” make people know that you appreciate their time, and if it’s the only time you’re seeing them for a while, you’ll definitely appreciate it! If you are able to make your long distance friendship work, you’ll only become stronger. There is a reason that good whiskey takes decades to taste good!

Not every friendship is a long distance friendship, unfortunately. There’s nothing you can do about that. No matter how hard you try, they’ll be those kind of friends who feel that the physical distance makes a difference. Not everyone can juggle phone calls and emails, they think that they can just see you in a year and things will be like normal. The truth is, this is rare. Your best friends are going to want to know the changes and new, exciting things in your life. We all get busy, so find the time to sit down and reply to texts – even if they’re 3 weeks old. If you’re facing a friend who just “Got too busy for you”, try talking to them about it, or just ride out the wave, perhaps they’ll miss you enough to resurface soon.

Whether your night cap is a success, or still needs some tweaking, the secret ingredient is try, try, try. Never give up on your friends because they’ve been MIA for a couple of days, but also remember that a long distance relationship is special, and it’s going to take some adjustment. Soon, you’ll find a creative, unique, and fun approach to making staying in touch easy, and will make the distance seem like a small dust bunny, simply in the way of something great.

Supporting Those Who Come After Us March 30, 2015

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There are a lot of women in this world who will put you down. They will tell you that life will be hard, it will be unfair, and the only way to make it is to fight like hell and not let any man come between you and your destiny. While some of this may be true, there seems to be a trend amongst “older” women to discourage “younger” women, rather than lift them up. I was never given a handout, I was dealt very few favors, but I was lucky in my early twenties to meet some wonderful women who helped guide me.

There was a night I was sitting a restaurant with a good friend of mine. The bill came, she reached for it, and when I offered some money she refused. She said to me, “SK, to me, this is a scratch on the surface, but to you, right now, this is a big junk of change. One day, you will meet a younger girl, who’s just starting out, and you will get her bill. That’s how you can pay me.” I never forgot that. The problem was, for much of my twenties I didn’t feel like the “older”, wiser, more experienced girl. In fact, the only individuals younger than me I felt I had any seniority over where children under the age of 13. Sometimes, I’d look at high schoolers and think “they’ll never take a page out of my book, I’m practically the same age as them!” There was a time I wasn’t even sure I would ever shake that feeling. What I know now, is that time will come.change1

There was no specific moment I looked in the mirror and said “Now, now I feel like a grown-up!” and confetti magically appeared from the sky. When push came to shove, I just was, I just was a grown-up. Whether it’s being put in charge of a group of teenage girls, or sitting at a coffee shop with a 22 year old who just finished college, there is something that comes over you that makes it all click – you do know more about life, you do have more life experience, and you even have more mistakes to show them how not to follow in your footsteps. Guidance and advice don’t always come from being perfect, they can just come from having seen the world, and having been royally $%&!’d by it!

I recently knew a girl who got fired. Had that been me, seven years ago, someone would have told me they were sorry, someone would have told me everything happens as it’s supposed to. You know what I told her? I said to her, “This is good.” “Today, this sucks, but in the long run this is good. It’s good to know failure, it’s good to look back and see your mistakes, it’s good to be able to learn how to pick up the pieces. It’s better you know now than when you’re thirty-two and have more to lose. This opens up possibilities for you, now you’re not stuck at a job you hate, you have an entire world ahead of you and you have time (age) to figure it out, try different things. Sure, getting out of college and getting your dream job is great, and easy, and convenient, but does it really let you experience life?”

If we want to create co-workers we’re proud of, and smart teachers for our children, and role models for our grandchildren, shouldn’t we work harder now to make the generation under us empowered and strong? How will scaring someone out of life, discourage someone from trying make women stronger? I say we take the proverbial bill and pay it all, for all of them, but we make them promise that they will work hard to pay someone else’s bill. If we do that, we might actually look back and be proud of what we created.

10 Things to Do When You’re Stressed March 26, 2015

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Jan. 1st came and we made all these promises to ourselves; “I’ll workout more”, “I’ll eat less”, “I’ll get a solid eight hours of sleep”. Fast forward to March and most of those have gone out the window with the money we’re spending on a gym membership we’re not using. Life happens, and much of the time is also tramples over us like a heard of elephants. Stress is the number one reason to be unhappy and make others around you unhappy, so if you’re feeling totally overwhelmed, here are ten great things to do when you’re stressed out.

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Remember, mind, body and spirit are all connected so take the time to let yourself have some time, you’ll thank yourself.

It’s “Etsy”llent – DLIH tested, DLIH approved! March 22, 2015

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Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.33.19 PMImagine 50,000 years into the future, where you can go to an outdoor craft fair or market but instead of walking around and seeing the same four things – leather goods, vintage jewelry, handmade knickknacks, and decorative flasks, you can actually search for what you want or get someone to make it for you. Instead of you walking through aisles and aisles of vendors, they magically appear before you with examples, prices, and instructions on how to get more out of what you’re looking for. Enter, the world of Etsy!

“I wanted a nonsense word because I wanted to build the brand from scratch. I was watching Fellini’s 8 ½ and writing down what I was hearing. In Italian, you say ‘etsi’ a lot. It means ‘oh, yes.’ And in Latin, it means ‘and if.'” – Rob Kalin, cnn.com

A nonsense word, what’s not to love! It makes what Etsy is even that much more interesting. For those who aren’t familiar, Etsy is what’s known as P2P Commerce, specifically P2P e-commerce since it’s solely based online. This means that users who can provide a good register on this website as a seller, then users who need that good register as a buyer and BAM! – Crafty, homemade, customizable, funny, sentimental items appear! Like a magic potion.

The “Etsy”llent thing about Etsy is not even what you’ll find, but what you didn’t know you would find. It’s my number one place to go for gifts because I can guarantee that I will find something A. Unique, B. Something my giftee probably will never see in a store C. An item I can customize as needed. Not to mention you’re dealing with a real person, so if you should have a problem or question you’re talking directly to someone who knows the product, if not made it themselves. None of that “custom service call waiting” annoyance.

The thing I especially enjoy about Etsy is that no matter who you purchase from, you’re supporting a small business in America. This site continues to uphold the American dream. Some of these sellers do this as a part-time gig to make a little extra cash with a hobby they’re good at, to some, this is their full-time job; making and selling these handmade or unique items.

Items and sellers of note that DLIH personally recommends:
Boojiboo – sells the most adorable and cute, handmade aprons. I use mine at home and at cooking classes and get complimented every time. Ordering was easy and delivery was very timely.

JeniSewButtons – A wonderful crafter who works with fabric. I had four personalized Christmas stockings made by her – we communicated almost daily for about two weeks to make sure the fabric, names and overall look of the stockings were what we wanted. She sent multiple photos of fabric and was overall a joy to work with. The stockings came out perfect! She can make just about anything out of fabric.

LakeJade – makes the most beautiful and unique glassware items out of photos you send him. We had a small crystal made in memory of a loved one, as a Christmas gift. He made sure it got there in time for the holiday and the quality was top-notch!

Nelson Studio – This is the most hilarious and talented husband and wife team! They make “face mugs” which are essentially hand crafted mugs, bowls and other items with funny faces on them. A picture is only worth a thousand words because the quality is amazing and you can tell they put a lot of time, effort, and love into each mug (which comes with its own name and story!)

DiResta – a personal friend of DLIH! She does the most beautiful jewelry and will make a custom creation! She’s open to almost anything you can think of and incredibly talented! If you want a unique piece for you or a loved one, this is the shop to visit!  Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.33.58 PM

Do What You Want! March 18, 2015

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All dressed up and nowhere to go – sound familiar? In our twenties we spend much of our time waiting on other people; waiting to go out, waiting to join social groups, waiting to buy tickets, waiting to leave parties. What we don’t realize is that while we’re spending so much time waiting on other people, we aren’t actually following our own instincts or desires. How many times have you waited for a group of people to commit to an event, only to find that those “great deal!” tickets suddenly jumped up in cost by $50 each? Or that moment your friend said they’d let you know when they were ready to meet up, so you’ve been sitting all dressed with your hair and makeup done, waiting for some random text? Looking back, you only feel kind of dumb for not taking action when your gut told you to.

Now that I’m slowly moving out of my twenties, there are few things I regret, but I can definitely say it took me more than my handful of lessons to learn that waiting on other people is nothing but that, waiting. Much of this comes from our desire to not do things alone, quitting a job is a lot easier if your friend will also be leaving, or going to a volunteer meeting feels more comfortable if you know someone there. However, would we rather lose the opportunity to find a new job, or volunteer for an organization because we’re waiting on our friend to commit? Of course, we can’t walk through life just committing to things when we’ve told other people we’ll do it with them, nor can we control other people, at the end of the day if someone doesn’t call you back or doesn’t give you a straight answer, you can’t reach into their brain and read their mind. What we can do is make a conscious effort to make our own decisions on our own terms.

Have a time limit – if you’re waiting to buy concert tickets, or decided if you’re going to road trip to see a game, tell your friends when you need to know by, an actual date or time. “Because of my schedule, I need to know one way or the other by Tuesday night”, that way, if you haven’t heard, you can call everyone that morning and tell hem it’s yes or no by the end of the day. At that point, you can make your own plans and people who still want to join in can tag along with you.

Be a wrangler – sometimes the problem with not getting commitments is that no one is in charge. Be the point-person for events, meet-ups, going to parties together. Sometimes people want someone else to tell them where to be, at what time, and what to expect. It’ll make it easier to get responses from people if they already know you’re the person to talk to.

Trust yourself – If you’re waiting to go out and an hour has gone by, then two hours, decide if you’re going out or if you’re putting PJ’s on and staying in. This can be hard if you’ve already gotten your hopes up, but it’s slightly more pathetic to continue sitting around for no reason. Go get a drink by yourself, or do some shopping while your lazy friends get their act together, or just watch a movie and pop some popcorn. If it has been a while and you’re debating whether or not they’ll flake all together, get a status update. If your girlfriends are still at work, or haven’t even “taken a shower yet”, it’s safe to say this isn’t happening, trust your gut. If you’re at a party and want to leave, or decide that whatever event you’re attending simply isn’t for you, don’t do things based on other people’s schedules. A simple “Hey, I’m going to catch a cab home, you’re welcome to come” is better than nagging your friend for another 45 minutes on how you want to leave.

Get over it – some friends are flaky! Some people can’t commit, and some people simply have really poor scheduling habits. For those people, get over their personal flaws and protect your own schedule. If you have a coffee date with your super disorganized pal, remember to schedule a back-up plan; “If they can’t make it, I can clean my apartment tonight”, “they canceled, so I’ll go to the gym instead and then I can sleep in tomorrow”. You can also make plans with groups of friends, so if one or two never show, you’ve still got a glass of wine and a fun evening.

Do what you want – if there’s an event you want to work, or a program you want to join, or a new job you feel like applying for, just do it! You might miss out if you try to recruit others. Sure, things like parties and concerts are more fun with a group, but things you really want to do, or feel a draw to, you should just go for it. You’ll meet new people in the process and feel empowered by doing something for you!

The Keys to Success March 14, 2015

Posted by doinglaundryinheels in 21st Century/Technology, Finances, Following Your Dreams, Jobs and Work, Life Lessons/Growing Up, Tips and Tricks.
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Learn to laugh at yourself. Invest in your future. Take responsibility. Have a thick skin. Don’t be afraid to take risks. 

What do all these things have in common? Success. Success isn’t something you stumble upon, it’s something you work towards. This article illustrates some of the top traits successful people have, and how to hone in on your own success! Whether it’s in class, at work, or in your personal growth, success is what you make of it!

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Stop Being So Negative! March 10, 2015

Posted by doinglaundryinheels in Health and Fitness, Life Lessons/Growing Up, Real World, Tips and Tricks.
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Another great article form Elite Daily on the 7 negative things 20-somethings are doing!

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Be a happier, healthier YOU! Read on to find out which if these 7 behaviors you’re guilty of and make some positive changes today!

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