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Misguided Urgency is the Killer of Getting Things Done

Misguided Urgency, Killer of Getting Things Done

Misguided urgency is the killer of getting things done. The Minimalists post Someday inspired me to do this little exercise a few weeks ago.  This type of exercise, when done regularly, helps me realign my priorities, responsibilities, and goals – both…

Mental Health

Why I Got a Semicolon Tattoo

I decided to get a semicolon tattoo to be part of the movement to destigmatize mental health issues. It’s a simple design with a powerful message, perhaps most well known through Project Semicolon, a community of people dedicated to supporting those…

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Why You Should Geotag Instagram Photos

My argument to ALWAYS geotag Instagram photos. One of the things I love, love, love about Instagram is the geotag feature because I love maps. I’ll give you a tip – I frequently use Instagram when planning trips. This is how I discover…

Living on a Budget

Being Pennywise – Living on a Budget

I know a little something about living on a budget and still being able to travel. As an AmeriCorps member, I received a monthly living stipend of $1000 that allowed me to perform 3400 hours of national service in…

Getting Buzzed - Where to Drink on Cape Cod
Cape Cod

A Local’s Guide: Where to Drink on Cape Cod

What’s better than an icy cold adult beverage on a hot, humid day? Especially after a long day sunbathing, surfing, or mini golfing. Here are a local’s (<–ME!) suggestions for the best places to grab a drink on Cape Cod! This post contains…

Crown Fountain, Chicago

How to Make the Most of Six Hours in Chicago

Once I disembarked the train, I had one mission: make the most of six hours in Chicago. Six hours is all I had because the Amtrak Lakeshore Limited I boarded in Boston just 24 hours earlier rolled into Chicago about…

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Packing Tips Travel Gear

Three Things I Always Travel With

Whether I am flying six hours to California or just taking the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend I always travel with these three items. They are small, so they don’t take up a lot of room,…