Happiness, Hard work, mindful, money, sacrifice, sport
bike, lambo, millennial, surf bum
One of the hardest adjustments that society is forced to make is that every 20 years or so the next generation defines success and happiness differently. When the children of the 60’s abandoned the structure, stability, form and function of their parents, hearts everywhere broke. They told the people in power to chill out, sit back, inhale something organic and appreciate art, love, and anarchy. Their kids didn’t buck the man, they became the man; working harder than ever, abandoning their families to get ahead, they found success in the jet set lifestyle complete with a well-formed line of cocaine sucked off the hood of their fully financed Lambo. Their kids grew up alone as success and divorces put families into the background. As their kids began to have families, they didn’t have great examples to follow, but were certain they would ‘actually’ love their children enough to make up…
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family , focus , home , life , meaning , musing , personal manifesto , progress
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.
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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exercise , friendships , happiness , nature , retirement , strengths
After 18 months of researching, exploring and trying new things I have made a few discoveries I’d like to share:
- 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.
- 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.
- Exercise is essential to my well-being. I joined the Peloton craze and now can’t wait to…
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advice, anxiety, beauty, boudoir, comfort, editorial, fashion, friends, happy, Learning, life, love, self, toronto
I did a boudoir shoot, it was more of a mini spontaneous I’m feeling myself decision. But nevertheless it was boudoir. When I thought of boudoir in the past it always made me feel “dirty”. As I grew older and more mature I looked at women who modeled in boudoir shoots as beautiful and powerful. There are some days when I can’t look at my naked body in the mirror and these women are strutting in their lingerie like it’s the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. These women were strong and all different body types and skin tones. Now that I have a partner who not only is a photographer but from time to time shoots boudoir I’ve gained an interest and would hope that some day I could do that too. And guess what, your girl got in front of that camera and worked. I honestly have never felt sexier…
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dreams, Facebook, facebook ads, facebook algorithms, fun, just for fun, life, life on the road, lifestyle, rv, rv life
I know I just wrote about RVs recently and it’s not exactly a topic to expand on, but here we are, expanding. Why, you ask? Well, because apparently Facebook overheard our conversation or caught me “thinking” about RVs and decided to throw a gazillion ads at me to show me the life I’ve been missing. I’m still not sure how Facebook manages to get inside my head, but that’s a topic for another day.
I will admit, some of the ads for tricked-out RV homes sort of reinforced the crazy notion of quitting the 9 to 5 life and hitting the road. I can see why people would choose the open road, permanently. Obviously, this isn’t my first or even best dream. But hey, If I can’t pull up stakes and move to Ireland, then I wouldn’t mind travelling America’s highways like Jack Kerouac.
What’s my plan, you ask?…
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