How to be a wackjob

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I have a gentle regard for people who are gently wacked. Gentle wackos amuse me, frustrate me. Anybody with a tinfoil hat will make me smile. People who think the Antarctic doesn’t exist, it’s a wall of ice maintained by NASA scientists. The guy trying to get 500,000 people to invade Area 51 (‘They can’t kill all of us!’) to locate the Roswell Alien. Loopy is good, though if you’re a cean eater make sure you don’t end up in hospital with vitamin, mineral, and nutrient deficiencies. It happens.

I know a lot of vegans, and I rather like them, but they’re the ones who don’t proselytise and deliver sanctimonious lectures.

Less good are the real fucking weirdo wackjobs. PETA springs to mind. An organisation that sanctions violence aginst humans, reckons a dairy farmer’s children ‘deserve to get cancer,’ who firebomb the houses of people involved in animal research. Humans…

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To Room or Not to Room With

advice , college , family , friends , fun , health , home , life , lifestyle , love , relationships , roommate , travel , work

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I was walking around Target on Saturday night and I truly screamed when I saw that there were already back-to-school supplies out (I mean, come on, it was still frickin’ June). But then, it got me thinking about all the green, young & excited people about to go to college for the first time. 

I also have no idea how I’ve been out of college for over two years now

Living alone isn’t always in the budget, believe me, it still isn’t for me. That being said, most will have a roommate or two or a few. There are so many incredible benefits to living with another person or group of people. A lot of people will actually interview their future roomies because, you know, this person is going to see your dirty laundry, literally

It’s so important to learn as much as possible about your future roommate…

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Why are people desperate to find meaning?

Human desperation, Shoveling snow

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There are statistics about what Americans do with their time and money and that would seem to be a good proxy for what they find meaningful; and yet a web search didn’t give me what people found meaningful. What is meaningful to you, to me? I sleep the usual amount, and eat the usual amount and yes I find those activities meaningful, but they are driven by animal needs and are not those events that we value most. Or do we? I recently bought a small bottle of Grand Marnier liqueur and discovered that I really like sipping a tiny amount several times a day and letting it just slowly drift back and forth over my tongue. I didn’t seek out this experience, it was just a recommendation by a friend that I might like it, and I do. A single sip of this fluid brings a real pleasure, but…

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How not to kill time

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What keeps us busy does not necessarily keep us moving.

In today’s modern world, every other person is so called “busy”. The big question is “Busy doing what?”

When the technology is rapidly growing to make life easier for everyone, what is occupying our time?

In ancient history, when a simple meal had to be hunted from the sources, people had enough time to enjoy it. Now when we get fed at our tables, few people have time to properly chew on it.

So where are we spending our precious time?

Different online statistics say that on an average a person spends one third of their lifetime in sleeping. So we are left with two thirds of our waking time to utilize in doing things we love or are required to do.

But we have so much to achieve! Need to learn to walk, to pass elementary, to attend high…

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Why you should create a personal manifesto

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Rich Simplicity

It’s cliche but the phrase “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” comes to mind. Having a personal code of conduct, goals, standards gives you guidance when you feel lost in the pace of the modern world we inhabit. This world doesn’t make a lot of sense to an ever growing sector of people and having clear parameters for yourself will help you navigate the right path through it.

IMG_4408 Walk through the forest near my home. It’s fenced off to protect it from us humans… 😉

What should my manifesto look like?

Ultimately how you do this is up to you! It’s your manifesto.

  • You could write a list in an app you use so it’s easy to refer to on the go
  • You could have a special notebook where you create the list and then reflect on how you are living versus what your personal guidelines…

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Live like you’re retired…

exercise , friendships , happiness , nature , retirement , strengths

Working Hard on Hardly Working

After 18 months of researching, exploring and trying new things I have made a few discoveries I’d like to share:


  1. Discovering the things you love to do makes the heart grow fonder. I read StrengthFinders and took the test to find my top 5 strengths. On my top 5 list were input and learner. By allowing myself some time to learn new things everyday helps me feel better and become a happier person.
  2. Making new friends isn’t as hard as I thought. I went outside of my comfort zone and joined a local club that has so many fun options to meet people and try new things. There are a lot of people out there like you and me looking for new friendships and ways to spend time after retirement or even in pre-retirement.
  3. Exercise is essential to my well-being. I joined the Peloton craze and now can’t wait to…

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Identify your life purpose, what you should look for

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Mind My Biz

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How are you supposed to find your life purpose? Sometimes this does not mean the job that you do every day, your responsibilities and your long-term goals. This can mean the real reason that you are here and the very reason that you exist in life.

If you believe that you do not have a purpose in life and that you are not looking for a meaning, you do not have to worry about identifying anything. If you believe that you are looking for something to do in life then you need to work hard at getting your purpose and learning about what it means for you. This is going to help you be a stronger and more achievable person with anything that you try to do.

If you want to find the true purpose that you have in life then you need to let go of all the emptiness…

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Why freelance copywriters need to care less about the dishes

Being productive

Laura’s Copywriting

I’ll put my hands up and happily admit that I’ve been somewhat rubbish at committing myself to a daily blog post. I declared that I would as part of my 19 Things for 2019. I then failed to post entirely, but as I never said when this commitment would start I’m going to let myself off the hook a little.

As I resume blogging, I want to address an issue that doesn’t seem important at first glance: ignoring the dishes. Although I’ve worked as a freelance copywriter for nine years, I’ve only operated on a full-time basis for two of them. Mastering the fine art of working as a full-time freelance copywriter is challenging for a few reasons.

I won’t explore all those reasons today, but one that gets to me the most is my inability to switch off from home life. When you’re working at home, this is often…

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Being lazy in a life without the guarantee of tomorrow

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One Chance to See the World

As time goes on I have found myself living with a lot more urgency to do things. Just to be active in general really and not wasting time doing very little. This could simply be getting out of bed without a lie in or taking a walk, if I am not doing at least something, I hear that life clock ticking.

This is why I have travelled to Australia. To pursue travel, space to blog on my own, experiences to gain and stories to share. But even when I wake up in my bed and feel the humidity instead of hearing the rain hitting my bedroom window back in the UK, it isn’t enough to convince me I am doing something different. I still need to get up and get busy.

Living in hostels I have encountered some backpackers that are happy to sit in bed all day. Reading a…

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