Grabbing Life By the Horns

I’m sure most people have heard this saying but how do you do it?

There’s no manual or easy way to know as everyone is on a different path in life.

For me, the best way to learn how to grab life by the horns is to get hit by them several times. This is not to say that you should allow yourself to get hit but when you do, think of the hit as an opportunity to further your step towards being a badass in life.

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Donating For A Great Cause

Lately, I’ve come to realize just how infinite money is and its never ending circulation.

Money, currency, cheddar, whatever you want to call it, is pure energy. It’s a wonderful and powerful tool that allows us to create the life we want to experience. However, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking that this type of tool is limited and that we never have enough.

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A Wink From the Cosmos

Yesterday, I randomly decided to take a break from my drive along the Pacific coast in a city called Depoe Bay, Oregon.

I sat in my Jeep for a good 30 minutes to take in the incredible view of the ocean and to catch up on my journaling because I haven’t done so since I was in Canada a couple of days ago. As I finished journaling, I decided to grab some food at one of the places located behind where I parked. I saw a sign for clam chowder located on one of the restaurants but for some reason I didn’t feel it was a good idea to go there but I did want chowder. I looked a little to my right and saw a place that looked really good and definitely caught my attention – Gracie’s Sea Hag. Ha! I went into Gracie’s and had myself a bread bowl full of awesome clam chowder.

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A Few Thoughts on Solo Traveling

I used to be afraid of traveling alone. I didn’t want to be seen as a loner and just the thought of having to explore on my own just seemed boring and very scary. Boy was I wrong.

Solo traveling makes me feel empowered and free. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I also learn to become more independent, get comfortable with being uncomfortable and develop courage along the way. To me, that’s next level badassery.

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Go with the Flow

Let your internal GPS lead the way!

I made it to Vancouver, Canada! It’s beautiful here but like any large city, it’s busy!

I had no idea where to go but I wanted to explore and so I just googled: places to visit in Vancouver. The first thing that popped up was Stanley Park, so I entered that into the GPS on my phone and headed that way.

Once I arrived, I became overwhelmed by the amount of traffic and people surrounding the area. Also, trying to find a parking spot became an annoying task. I decided to leave and find another spot that may have less traffic. I entered Ambleside Park into my phone’s GPS and drove over the Lions Gate Bridge to get there.

Once I arrived there, same thing. There was some kind of festivity going on and the traffic and parking were overwhelming too, so I left.

I thought to myself, “Maybe I should just head back down to the states now.” I didn’t even want to enter anything else in my GPS.

As I started driving back to the Lions Gate Bridge, I came across The Village at Park Royal. It peaked my interest and so I decided to head into there to see what was going on. And boom, just as I pulled in, a car was leaving.

I parked right in front of a cafe called Caffe Artigiano and decided to check it out. It was a perfect place to visit! It’s not busy, the environment is super relaxing, the Spanish Latte was awesome and it was the perfect place to do some people watching, chill out and type up this post on my phone!

So I figure, from now on, when I want to explore in a new area without plans, I’ll put the phone down and just follow my internal GPS instead. Cheers!

Photo: Spanish Latte at Caffe Artigiano located in West Vancouver, Canada

Who Gives A Shit

Too many people care about what others think of them.

This is why the phrase, “The most expensive place in the world is the graveyard because that’s where all the million dollar ideas go to die” exists.

There’s so many awesome ideas out there just lurking around in people’s mind but because they care too much about what others think, they never allow these ideas to manifest. I feel this way about bloggers, writers, idealists or whatever you identify with.

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