11 Life Lessons From An Almost 30-Something

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1. Start saving money as soon as you start making it. Stop reading this and open up a Roth IRA right now. Contribute whatever you can on a weekly basis. Or put a reminder in your phone to take some cash out of the ATM every Friday and keep it in your sock drawer. Do something. Save something.

2. Your parents won’t always know what’s best for you. And that’s okay. I call my Mom every single morning on my way to work and my Dad on the way home. At 29, I still run most of my big life choices by them, but I don’t always agree with their point of view. It’s okay to make decisions for yourself.

3. People change their minds about love. I’ve had two men tell me they’d love me forever, that I was “it” for them. In that moment, I believe…

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Indestructible

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“We are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.” – John Green

The mind works in ways that we don’t always comprehend. We ask ourselves why, yet no answers arrive to us. Our thoughts determine our outlook on life. The events in our lives get filtered by our perception; one that we have nurtured and adapted to our environment. We are what we think. We feel what we think. We behave according to our thoughts. Keep that in mind. Remember it. Tell yourself that even though you cannot change the events in your life, you can change the way you think about them.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl

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The Desk

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This is my new writing desk.  I ordered this desk two months ago.  It finally arrived in a giant, heavy, cardboard box and needing assembly, for my new, empty until today, writing room.

As small as this seems in the grand scheme of all things, it’s huge for me.

For the last 9 years I’ve been writing on either the dining room table (taking my computer down and storing it during holidays when I needed the table) or in a spare room on a bedside table barely big enough for the computer and keyboard and where I used the bed behind me as my credenza (which I also had to pack up and put away when we had houseguests).

Now I have a desk.  A desk!  A real desk.  With 2 skinny drawers for pens and notes and old photos and plain M&Ms.  And my new desk is…

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10 Relationship Tests Every Couple Faces Before They Can Know If They’ll Make It Long-term

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1. When one of you is forced to eat humble pie.

No one likes to swallow their pride and admit fault, but we’re all wrong on occasion. The thing is, when you care about someone a lot, you’ll manage to do this more easily, so your ability to suck it up and apologize to the person you’re dating is a critical test of relationship strength. Whether you’re proven incorrect after making a gentleman’s bet about how old Justin Bieber is, or you do something royally fucked up, your approach to ‘I’m sorry’ is a reflection of your connection with the person you’re saying it to.

2. When something weird happens during sex.

So many things can go wrong during sex. Condoms break, women queaf, and fingers sometimes slip into unintended orifices. Until you’ve been seeing each other long enough to know the ins and outs of each other’s…

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The Best Weed Killer And Oldest weed killer, Put To The Test!

So today I will start on the front flower beds for the first time in years…. needless to say right now they are growing some of the prettiest grass you ever seen…..

My grand mother used to use this flower bed as the one she would change every year, I do not prefer to have those kinds of beds…. I like the ones I can plant once and every spring the come back pretty as you please and I have to do nothing but keep them feed and happy. Makes life much easier, since I will have to be going back to work soon.

but I can remember well her wedding it every spring for the first time, and all she would use is boiling hot water. It kills all the existing grass, and weeds and then she would come thru and plant with ease…. so I am going to put it to the test this year. I have always pulled the weeds, and with age my back has gotten worst and I am looking for much easier ways to do such back breaking task as wedding the flower beds.

off to get started, happy gardening friends

Container Gardening Adds Function and Style

DIY April

container-garden4Mary Lou Havener got my attention with the mojito herb (more on that later). She’s a professional gardener… the go to lady in my area.

She has decades of experience and an infectious passion for plants.

“I always tell people, before you really start a huge in-ground garden, start with container gardening,” said Havener.

Container gardening is exploding as people want to eat more organic foods. Plus, you can do a container garden anywhere!

I had a wonderful time picking Mary Lou’s brain on how to get started.

“Like anything else, you have to create time. It has to become part of your daily routine. But, it’s not a hindrance. It’s a joy.”

Now, what to buy first…

“For a beginner, go to the store and buy a good potting soil.”

Read the label to check out what is used for fertilizer. If you want to go organic, that’ll be…

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