The 2013 Journals – Lessons From A Year Well Lived


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Two years ago this New Year’s Eve, I committed to writing regularly in a journal. I had done the journal thing before, but I had never managed to be consistent enough, never descriptive enough, never good enough – there was always something that left me unsettled about how I had been documenting my life.

So as I rung in 2012 I made it my goal to write more, and with that resolution I discovered the only journalling format that ever really stuck for me. I would type up whatever was on my mind – events that were happening in my life and how I felt about them, what I thought of them – and save each of them as a PDF file on my computer. As the months progressed I went from writing every week, to writing a few times a week, to writing almost every single day. My goal…

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A kick off post to 2014!

Hello 2014! I have such a great feeling about you, i dont know why its just a gut feelings and im so excited. This year is going to bring great things! I kicked off the first day of the year with a morning run to Gas works which i am incredibly proud of! I know perseverance is key, and without it, none of the new years resolutions really matter so heres to wishing that by the end of this year I am fit and steady! 🙂 Come at me 2014, Im ready!!

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you are a thousand feelings, and i cant even fathom the reason why you matter so much to me. You are the only regret i’ll ever have but with that in mind, still having no courage to correct. I’ve been urged thousands of times to come clean about my feelings but I just can’t, you’re a barrier i cant break through. We dont even really know each other, we have almost no history, I feel insignificant around you, i feel so small around you. You always pin point things about me that drag out my biggest insecurities, and yet my heart keeps coming back to you. I feel stuck in a maze, I fell for you so hard i cant seem to find a way out of the well. I feel hollow to the pits of my stomach when I know that you’ll never find out about how i feel, that your feelings for me will never hit even a thousandth of the feelings i have for you. I want to forget you so badly, because you make my heart crazy, you make it ache. I am so unhappy. The happiness you brought to me was like a dose of something i can never experience ever again, and it makes me so unhappy. You are so unreachable, i wish i never knew you existed. You are worse than a heart break. 

6 Life Lessons You Should Learn The Hard Way

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1. It’s better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.

Humans were not made to be alone. As much as we like convincing ourselves that watching Netflix in the darkness of our bedrooms every Friday night is normal, the truth is, it’s not. It may be easier than facing the prospect of rejection or heartbreak but being lonely is not worth the trouble in the end. If you don’t take the leap, you’ll never experience the joy of the fall. A few cheesy photographs and a cheap carnival teddy bear may not seem like much of anything when you’re crying over the one who gave them to you, but they’re worth more than a heart completely devoid of romantic experience.

2. You can’t stop people from talking about you.

People are mean. They will make judgments about you right off the bat without any prior knowledge…

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30 Haruki Murakami Quotes That Will Make You See The Beauty Around You

Murakami inspires me so much

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Here are 30 incredible quotes picked from Murakami’s works ranging from short stories to full-on novels.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those…

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21 Knock-Out Beauty Products Hiding At Your Drugstore

drug stores are my favourite places

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Fashion magazines are always blabbing about wearing a mix of “high and low” clothing, like maybe you pair your $$$ boots with an H&M dress. It’s become quite a cliché, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some merit. I’m a big fan of expensive, fancy makeup and haircare, but I also love spending an afternoon at Target and wandering around their beauty aisles, discovering new products and grabbing refills of my favorites. I’m basically Indiana Jones in the drugstore at this point, but I like to share! Here are a handful (OK, it’s more like a cartful) of the best gems I’ve found thus far.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice

This is about as classic a buy as you can get. It’s an iconic bright, retro red that’s been sold for decades. Your grandma probably wore it, which is just another reason why you need to…

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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again


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1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.

I think we’ve all had it with the incredibly unromantic “here” text, and meeting up always seems to be more casual and platonic than the alternative. Of course, meeting someone from online or any circumstance like that would probably be the exception to this rule, but generally: the 30 seconds it takes to get out of a car or cab and knock on the door makes a huge difference.

2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.

“Nicely” means different things for different people, so I think it’s just a matter of putting effort into how you put yourself together to go out with someone. It’s not about wearing suits and petticoats again, but just realizing that, whether or not we like to accept it, appearance does count for something, and we should do our best to make sure that…

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