You don’t need to wait for New Years to plan out your year

Why wait until January to plan out  your year? Why not use your birthday (or a random Tuesday) instead. Here are 6 areas to think about when planning out your year. #goals #planning #personalgoals #professionalgoals #personalgrowth #development #lists #writingprompts
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I turned 40 at the end of August.

(Hallelujah! Seriously.)

When I was a kid, 40 seemed SO OLD to me. Like it was the pinnacle of being an adult. Now that I’m here, I can assure you it feels way less like the pinnacle of adulthood and way more like any other year of my life. 

Perhaps that’s why I felt so compelled to switch things up. I didn’t want it to feel like just another year. I wanted to usher in this new decade with intentionality and joy. I wanted to set goals for myself and try new things. Most of all, I wanted this year (and decade) to be one of growth and exploration. 

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Can a game teach you all there is to know about life?

Can a silly little game on your phone *really* teach you everything there is to know about life? If you're anything like me, the answer is a resounding YES. (Okay, maybe I was a little excited when I said everything. It can, however, teach you a whole lot.)
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Can a silly little game on your phone really teach you everything there is to know about life? If you’re anything like me, the answer is a resounding YES.

Okay, maybe I was a liiiiiittle excited when I said everything. It can, however, teach you a whole lot.

And no, I haven’t lost my ever-loving mind. I’ve just been spending a bit more time than usual contemplating life. Could be due to the break I’ve been taking from social media (it’s glorious) or the extensive amount of time I’ve spent playing Diamond Mine, a game mode in Bejeweled (not as glorious). 

Whatever the case may be, I’ve found there to be quite a few truths that apply to both the game — any game for that matter — and life. (Oh, hello Game Theory. Who knew THAT class from my college days would actually come in handy later on in life!)

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Be the best version of YOU with these 5 self-help books

Be the best version of YOU with these 5 self-help books #mustread #selfhelp #personalgrowth #books #readinglist #selfcare #habits #wellness
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This week I’m switching things up and having my friend and fellow self-help junkie, Jessica I. Lutz, share 5 books that have totally transformed her life.

I’m not going to lie, I was ridiculously excited to see what Jessica would share because she is an avid reader who happens to be interested in a lot of the same topics that I am. Believe me when I say her Instagram Feed (and Stories) is a treasure trove of resources and titles to add to your reading list. 

So here you have it, folks, 5 books that changed Jessica’s life for the better and why.

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