Happy Ending

End, Happiness, Journey of life, Our World, Relationships, Truth

A Struggling Author

All is well that ends well. We all love happy endings. In fact, we all want happy endings with everything and everyone. So do we get it?

I find the concept of “happy endings” pretty funny. For I don’t think that they are possible. Like literally! Come, think about it. If you really enjoy something or your time with someone, you would keep going back to it again and again and again, till you are completely restrained not to. That is when it ends. Or you let it end. At that time, what you feel is anything but happy.

On the other hand, if you hate something from the bottom of your heart and then it comes to a halt, then you are relieved. But seriously, do you feel happy looking back at the entire ordeal. You are just grateful that it got over.

I think that the journey is…

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How not to kill time

happiness, life, random, socialmedia, thoughts, time

... Let the learning begin

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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Embracing My Inner Gypsy

change, changing jobs, free spirit, happiness, work

* BigPolly *

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I was talking to a girl friend about a guy friend the other day.  She wanted details, as in:  is there any potential for this “friend” to become something more.

“I don’t know,” I said.  I explained that he’s moved around a lot and seems to have an explorer’s heart.  “I like him, but I think he’s kind of a gypsy.”

“Well, you’re kind of a gypsy,” she said.
“No I’m not!”
But I backpedaled almost instantly:  “Well, not a geographical one anyway.”

Although I haven’t changed addresses all that often, I started thinking about all the things for which I’ve earned money (no matter how briefly) over the past 30 years.

In no particular order:
-secretary
-business rep
-restaurant hostess
-aerobics instructor
-classroom teacher
-writer
-tutor
-school food service worker
-swimming pool cleaner
-substitute teacher
-Easter Bunny
-vineyard worker
-house/pet sitter
-inventory “specialist”…

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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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I’ve been a bit lost.

blogging , freedom , happiness , life , life lessons , lifestyle , routine

What Would Josie Do

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It’s the 17th January. That marks 4 months of travelling and the last 3 weeks in Australia and oh my, I’ve been lording it. No more backpacks, cold showers and hostels. I have the most generous family looking after me; belly laughing evenings of delicious food, scrumptious cocktails and wine. I’ve seen some of my closest and long lost friends, my awesome little bro and getting to see their beautiful new worlds.

Everything has genuinely been relaxed, refreshed and happy. But. There’s a little monster on my shoulder and he is telling me that he is a bit lost.

Slipping back into these home comforts with a lighter frame of mind and smile beaming… I unexpectedly and slowly grew kind of anxious. I started to worry about running out of money, about not moving forward with life in relationships or careers, I started to grew really anxious about people…

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How to be a happy cheapskate..

budget , self , family , survival

ummu alif ikhwan

Since I am a little kid, my parents teach us to be wise in spending…put yourself in a economic freedom and you can create a life that you like to..To be free in debt is not as easy as you think..especially when you have mouth to feed and you are a breadwinner in your  family.. I considered myself as a blessed single mommy since my late husband have provided enough saving for their kids although he was not here in this real life..He was a well-planned father that always think what best to his kids..and I am responsible to make sure what my love wish become true especially for his beloved sons..i want to list down what are things that I did to make sure i am not so burden with unnecessary debt ..

1) Identify your income, expense, saving and donation.

a. Sometimes we did not realize how much we have…

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