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Becoming a Polyglot

Avant mes 30 ans je vais apprendre le français, l’espagnol, et l’espéranto. Antes de que mi 30 cumpleaños que voy a aprender francés, español y esperanto. Antaŭ mia 30a naskiĝtago mi lernos la franca, hispana, kaj Esperanto. Before my 30th birthday I will learn French, Spanish, and Esperanto. Some of you may know of my […]

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Driving Up the Hill

A good friend of mine recently brought to my attention how hard I can be on myself. “It seems like you’re suffering from Catholic guilt, Taylor” she said to me. When I pushed her further to explain what she meant by Catholic guilt, basically she meant that Catholics (of which we were both former members) […]

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Love in the Land of Romance

I love that they use metric units. Meters and degrees centigrade makes more sense than miles and degrees fahrenheit. I love that they use day/month/year as opposed to the illogical month/day/year. I love that breakfast always had french bread and a croissant. I love that everything is smaller and more compact. It’s efficient and not […]

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When life gets rough, make good art.

Rather than try to explain why I haven’t made a post lately and give lame excuses as to my absence, I’ll just sum it up by saying shit happens and focus was lost. But I’m back in action, ready to slam some words into a cogent structure. I’ve been watching several motivational videos over the […]

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How and why I’m going to earn passive income by year’s end

Are you familiar with Steve Pavlina’s blog? No? Well you should be. He’s a bona fide personal development guru and he’s been a huge source of inspiration and motivation for me. I recently finished reading his book “Personal Development for Smart People” and found myself nodding along with everything written. His blog is a veritable […]

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The End of a 30-day Challenge and an Inspirational Story

May 4th, aka Star Wars Day, was the last day of eating an entirely vegan diet as well as attempting to not eat after 7:00 PM. Eating vegan was, in a word, easy. I was mostly vegan prior to this month due to my lack of the lactase enzyme. Eliminating eggs and meat from my […]

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Getting started is scary as hell, but it needs to happen.

I was called out on my behavior recently by two different people. I’m stalling. I’m waiting. I’ve been wasting my time. Talk about a punch to the gut. Over the past few months, I’ve taken the time to invest in myself. I’ve been writing nearly every day, Invested in the Trailblazer course, read well over […]

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Turning Pro

I haven’t written because I don’t want to write shit. I wrote that a few days ago in my moleskine as a rationalization about why I haven’t been keeping my 1000 words/day goal. There’s some truth behind the statement, but it’s not the whole story. The truth is that I’m a bit lost with this […]

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Why I Really Dig Traveling Now, Even for a Funeral

I’m in Florida this week attending the funeral of my great-grandmother. I didn’t know her that well and, if I’m being honest, I came more to see the rest of my family than for the funeral. As bad as it sounds, the funeral is just a good excuse. I’ve really begun to love traveling. It […]

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30 Days of No Internet at Home: Update 1

On the evening of February 29, I unplugged the router and modem and said goodbye to my wireless connection. It was a relatively simple task; one quick jerk on the power strip and the connection was severed. I felt like a burden had been lifted and I could breathe: a deep inhalation and I was […]

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