Here’s The Magic Word You Need To Reach Your Dreams

It started in February.

I said yes for the first time in about a year to getting on a plane and going somewhere new.

That place was Colorado and the trip would change everything.

After landing and experiencing four days of epic hikes, Rocky Mountain views and National parks I had to get more.

In less than two weeks I was off to Chicago to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Then came a spur of the moment trip to Alabama, followed by a flight down to Miami and then a music festival in Memphis, Tennessee.

Four months of traveling around the USA and it had all stemmed from one word.

Of course the sites inspired me to continue my travels but something else was awakened in me during those four days.

I opened my eyes to the reality of saying yes.

Without knowing it, I had habitually started saying no to travel and anything I knew was going to cost me.

I thought it was irresponsible of me to take trips when I was still a waitress and living paycheck by paycheck.

In hindsight, I see my mistake.

By thinking that I couldn’t go on these trips I decided subconsciously that I shouldn’t ever be going on them. When travel opportunities came my way, I automatically said no.

The Colorado trip opened my eyes to all of the trips that I had missed out on and the possibility for my future.

I realized that in fact, I could travel around for pretty cheaply. Once I started looking to travel outside of the USA, it was game on. I knew I could travel for even less and be able to go long term instead of taking week or weekend trips to new places.

That one yes led to a domino effect of travel opportunities that have led me to be able to write this from Croatia.

In the past five months I have backpacked through Central America and then spent my fall exploring the streets of Europe.

Our habit is to say no to things that could cost us but what we are really doing is saying no to the experiences that are going to shape us and our lives.

Because I got on that plane to Colorado, I inevitably ended up getting on a plane by myself to Costa Rica.

In five months I have grown into a new person, somebody who is ten fold more confident in her abilities to create the life that she has always wanted.

That would have never happened if I had kept waitressing back in Nashville, thinking that someday I would finally take action on the dreams that were calling me.

Break the habit and say yes next time. This yes is like opening a door, stepping into what you feel has been calling to you all along.

Look at it as a domino effect-tap one and the rest will come down with it.

Say yes and go all in.

This Is The Reason You Don’t Have To Feel Guilty About Rejecting People

I knew I was in trouble when I saw the look in his eye. I could foresee the future, right then and there. I knew he would want more from me than I would be able to give him right now.

Immediately I felt guilty.

Had I led him on to believe that we could have become anything official? A few days into knowing him I had told him that I wasn’t interested in anything serious, should I have pushed it more?

As a full time traveler and driven career woman, a relationship is not in the books for me right now.

My sights are set on my goals of traveling the world and building an empire, not on falling in love.

For a few days, I felt like I was in the wrong.

Should I slow down on my goals and open up the time for somebody?

The thought sounded just as ridiculous in my head as it does written down.

Here is the thing: you don’t have to feel guilty about being selfish.

In fact, it’s quite empowering. To say that at 25 years old, my sole focus is on my own aspirations is a beautiful thing.

I’m proud to have grown into this woman, the one that is savvy, business minded and ready to build her own empire.

As the guilt crept in and I felt obligated to give this man the slice of me that he wanted, I realized that the obligation I felt wasn’t being put on me by him but by me.

I was the one who felt guilty about being selfish and telling him that this was not the time for a relationship. I’ve been in his shoes before and I survived. If anything being told no pivoted me into the best possible direction for my life.

With my eyes on the prize, I know that there is only one obligation in life and that is to make the most of it as is your definition.

My definition of going all in on this one life that has been granted to me is to aspire for the career that entices me, the lifestyle that I have been envious of for years and to prove to myself just how much I am capable of.

If this means that I have to take a few years off of dating, I am okay with it. And so, others will have to be too.

At the end of the day, it’s me. I can’t fill anybody else’s cup unless mine is already full. As I “selfishly” fill my cup today I know that I will one day be able to fill somebody else’s-when the time is right.

The Number One Reason You Need To Travel Solo In Your Twenties

It looked as if they had taken a run down school bus, added a bar above the middle row for people to hold on to and cleared out the two back seats as a luggage compartment.

Down the aisles came families, other backpackers and oddly enough at least ten people selling phone cases, hair clips, some type of liquid in a bag and assorted pastries.

A heavy set woman holding a ziploc bag full of a green, milky liquid looked at me and said, “Te quieres?!”.

Shaking my head I couldn’t help but crack a smile.

What in the world was happening in my life right now?

As beads of sweat ran down my face the bus started to fill up more. Within a few minutes there were three of us sitting in a place meant for two and the entire aisle was filled with people. The engine roared and we were off.

I was dirty, sweaty, hadn’t worn make up or touched an appliance to my hair in a month and life was damn good.

Making the decision to travel solo in my twenties was never a choice I intended to make. I always assumed I would travel with my friends and take short week long vacations to different destinations around the world.

Six months ago I realized that quick trips were not going to be an efficient form of travel for me. I wanted to see a lot and to do it as young as possible.

After making the decision, I finished up my lease, bought a backpack and headed out into the unknown.

I spent my summer swimming in the Caribbean ocean in Central America and the fall backpacking Europe.

The number one reason you need to travel solo in your twenties is to become aware of your potential.

I had no idea that I would be able to figure out public transport systems in different languages, that I was capable of making friends all around the world and that I would be able to make any travel dream I had come true.

I didn’t know that I could really pull off the digital nomad lifestyle, working online while seeing some of the most beautiful sites in the world.

I am the most grateful for having figured out the potential that is within me at 25 years old, instead of waiting for an epiphany twenty years down the line.

Knowing how much potential is reserved within me tells me one thing, I have no excuse.

There is never any reason not to go for your largest dream because there is a one hundred percent chance that you can attain it.

Covered in other people’s sweat, breathing in the hot muggy air of a school bus filled with eighty people and looking out the dirty windows I realized that I had just freed myself of all of the limitations that a normal life had accidentally put on me.

Traveling solo enlightens you. It shows you that you can pull off anything you put your mind to. That in fact, there is so much potential in you that you could reach for the stars and you still would have room for growth.

By coming face to face with the potential that I have, I no longer have a fear of going for the lifestyle of my dreams. Just as I know where I want to travel to and then I get myself there and around to all the sites and excursions that I want to-I can go for my goals. I know what my goals are and I know that I can get myself to them and then some.

Book that one way and get on the next level of life, the level where fear dissipates and all your left with is overwhelming, beautiful confidence.

Weekly Horoscope: 27 October-2 November 2017

What does your star sign have in store for you this week? Click on your star sign below and read this weeks prediction.  

Aquarius

Aquarius

Taurus

Taurus

Gemini

Gemini

Cancer

Cancer

 

 

 

 

Leo

Leo

Virgo

Virgo

Libra

Libra

Scorpio

Scorpio

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Capricorn

Pisces

Pisces

Aries

Aries

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

You’ll have a strong sense of justice this week, which you can use to help others and put things right where you see wrongs. You’ll need to keep yourself in check though, and make sure you understand situations fully before you go in trying to make changes. Do what’s right and help others and you’ll be storing up good karma that will come back to you in abundance, but stick your nose in where it’s not wanted and you’re inviting trouble.

 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

When your family need you this week, be there for them, but make sure you are in a good place first. This could refer to physical help someone needs or an emotional issue, whatever it is you should help them, but not at the expense of yourself. Put your own house in order first and be realistic with yourself about what you can really do and where your abilities lie. You’re no good to anyone if you’re exhausted.

 

 

 

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

The Moon enters Pisces this week in trine with The Sun, giving you strong energy to look within yourself and understand what’s been going on with your self-confidence. This refers mostly to any way in which you’ve been holding yourself back, and what you can do to change that. Reflect on your situation and recognise your own tendency to self-sabotage and stop yourself from progressing out of fear, then look at how to become more positive for the future.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It will be difficult for you to come up with any excuses this week, as they will all feel very false, even to you, and you’re going to have to look for the truth in everything and present the truth to others, especially about yourself. Don’t let this lead you into picking fights with anyone, but use your patience and own up to things when you have to. If anyone is hiding something, look for what’s real and true hiding behind the veil.

 

 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It’s time for a good old clear out of your life this week, and you should start by looking at what is useful to you and what you should throw out. This refers to both physical and emotional things and might not be easy, but will be therapeutic. It’s time to start loving yourself if you want others to love you too. This is how you are going to encourage your dreams and to start thinking big. Recognise what you need in life.

 

 Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’ll have some relief in your financial life this week and any money issues you’ve had lately will ease. This experience of stress and pressure, and coming out into the light now, will help you see your finances in a new way. You’ll recognise money’s place in your life and it’s importance to you alongside other things. This should allow you to connect in a much deeper way, with yourself and with what you really want in your life.

 

 Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’ll be dreaming of adventure this week, of letting loose and doing something wild, or just of following where your heart takes you. Unfortunately you have real life things to attend to and you need to be focussed and organised in order to get things done. Ironically, it’s this very focus and organisation that will help you to follow your heart. Bring the two together to help and compliment each other and you can achieve what you want.

 

 

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Your high energy this week could make it hard for you to get your point across and others could be confused by the way you act and the things you say. You’re going to have to slow yourself right down and work hard to be understood properly. Put yourself on the receiving end and check if you are being clear enough. Check your behaviour and think about how you would view it. A different perspective and standing in the other’s shoes for a while, will make all the difference.

 

 

 Virgo (August 23-September 22)

You’ll have to be the one who starts a difficult conversation this week because if you wait for the other person to open this up it will have gone too far and they’ll be too upset for you to find any solutions. Recognise what is going on and do your best to deal with this early before it gets any worse. There could be some surprises for you coming out of this conversation, so be prepared for the unexpected.

 

 Libra (September 23-October 22)

When you discover a secret this week or you find something out that isn’t well known, you can be interested and fascinated by your discovery, but don’t let this take over all your thinking. If this is someone else’s secret, you need to make sure you are being considerate of their feelings and you don’t get too carried away with your curiosity. Take a step back and think. It might be interesting, but is it fair?

 

 Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

The Sun in Scorpio is in trine with The Moon this week, bringing someone interesting to your week. This could be someone you already know, or someone new, but whoever it is, don’t shun them as they can bring you a much more interesting week than you’ll have without them. It’s not the time for being alone and planning, it’s the time for letting someone take you on an adventure, so give yourself up to the fun of it.

 

 

 Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Strong energy in your house this week makes it a good time for making changes in your life. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and try something new, staying with what you know best is becoming stale and boring. Recognise old habits for what they are and let go of any thought processes that no longer work for you. It’s time to change and look to the future and that means adapting and staying flexible.

This Is How To Start A Minimalistic Lifestyle

I took a deep breath in, grabbed the sweater and put it in the trash bag.

One down, forty to go.

Looking through my closet, filled to the brim of clothes threaded with memories I started to feel okay with the change.

Two years ago life had asked me to make a massive lifestyle change by moving 1,000 miles away from home. It turned out to be the best decision of my life.

This time would be no different. As I set out on my journey of backpacking the world, the number one task at hand was to get rid of everything that didn’t fit in my 80 liter backpacker.

If you are looking to start a minimalistic lifestyle in order to evoke change and new energy into your day to day, the first step is to separate experiences from the material items.

I’m not here to tell you that you should throw out the music box that you’re grandfather gave you. There are some material items that should be kept forever.

I am here to say that those old sweaters from high school need to leave your life so that new ones can come in.

The trick to starting a minimalistic lifestyle is to feel okay with saying good bye to material items that you are placing emotional ties to. When you realize that throwing out those old clothes doesn’t have anything to do with disregarding the old memories, you’re liberated.

Those experiences get to stay with you while all of that new room allows for upgraded material items and memories to come back to you.

It takes two hands-one with a garbage bag and another willing to do the dirty work-to start a minimalistic lifestyle.

Take a deep breath and decide to open the spaces of your life up in order to create the necessary room for new experiences and positive energy to come in.

Here’s Why You Are Struggling To Follow Your Passion

“I like so many different things, I wouldn’t know which one I would want to pursue as a career.”

Sitting back, I looked at my friend and remembered having those same emotions.

One year ago I didn’t know what I wanted to do with life. I was 25 years old and ready for a change.

365 days later, I am in Croatia writing this after four months of backpacking through Central America and Europe. I work remotely, taking my work with me on the road as I bounce from hostel to hostel and get to see some of the most beautiful places in the world.

It all stemmed from one action:

Picking one thing that I really liked and pursuing it.

Almost one year ago, I started my own blog. After months of writing online I realized that the only way for me to create the lifestyle that I wanted was to create an online portfolio and personal brand that could showcase that I was going for my dreams and I wanted to help others do it too.

My passions far extend writing. I love marketing, photography and videography, travel and healthy foods but how realistic would it have been for me to try to pursue all of those passions at once? I still had a full time job and didn’t have the time or money to put into becoming the best traveler, photographer, healthy food advocate and marketer that existed.

Looking at my friend, I was able to confidently say from experience, “Choose one and go for it.”

What happens when you go after one of your passions is something you don’t realize until you’re living it.

You bounce off of it on to something else.

My passion was writing. Writing inspired me to create a blog and then a personal brand and I discovered that my interests in content far exceeded just writing.

Instead of looking at your passion as a whole encompassing aspect of your life, look at it as the pinball in one those old arcade games.

When you hit that ball, you don’t always know where it is going to go-but you know it is going to go somewhere.

Your goal for creating a passionate career is to take one action towards only one of your passions.

Consider it as a trial run, an action that is suited specifically to teach you if that passion is your end all or if there is an even greater passion that you will discover along the way.

After you have completed that one action, follow through on what is being asked of you next. I started writing online with no intention of creating a personal brand but at one point I realized that I had no choice. This was the next step if I wanted to level up and continue creating the lifestyle that I desired.

One action today means that in 365 days you could be living the life of your dreams. I can’t imagine having ever let the fear of following my passions keep me from the past four months of world travels, new friends and epic experiences.

Get your head in the game, pull back the handle and let the ball fly allowing your passions to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Weekly Horoscope: 13-19 October 2017

What does your star sign have in store for you this week? Click on your star sign below and read this weeks prediction.  

Aquarius

Aquarius

Taurus

Taurus

Gemini

Gemini

Cancer

Cancer

 

 

 

 

Leo

Leo

Virgo

Virgo

Libra

Libra

Scorpio

Scorpio

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Capricorn

Pisces

Pisces

Aries

Aries

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

With a few opportunities opening up to you at the same time this week you need to prioritise and recognise which are worth pursuing and which aren’t. If you really aren’t sure what to do, go to someone you trust for advice or seek out someone who has some experience in this area. Above all, make sure you aren’t wasting time on things that won’t lead anywhere for you. You need to put yourself first in this situation.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

This week something is going to arise in your personal life between you and someone close to you, that may be something of an eye opener for you. This may be very surprising and even shocking, but it’s important that you stay calm and don’t over react. You have the chance here to gain deeper honesty between you, so be ready to listen. Make sure you are both being honest and can carry that forward in your relationship.

 

 

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

There’s only so long you can keep your feelings and emotions in and this week you’re going to have to recognise the need to let loose. It could be you’ve been working too hard lately, or worrying about something, but you need to have some fun in your life or you’ll crash. It’s a good time to understand what you really want and take some steps towards making it happen. This can be great therapy and can make you feel a lot lighter.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Someone close to you will let you down this week, but it’s not the time for reacting or getting wound up about this. Try to let it go for now at least, even if you confront them later, and keep any interaction with this person polite and distant. It’s a good time for letting your mind wander and seeing where it takes you. You get some great ideas this way and you can enjoy your daydreaming to its fullest.

 

 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re encouraged to pay attention to what your heart is telling you in a whole new way this week. This means listening to the inner you from a different perspective and view point. This might not be easy, but you are ready now to approach love and relationships in a deeper and less superficial way, which requires a deeper understanding of what’s really important to you. Realise that this is worth it, and step forward with new eyes.

 

 

 

 Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your personal goals for the week may have to give way for those of others this week, and though this may be frustrating it can actually be a positive thing for you. Helping others and concentrating on your self-improvement will be great experience for you and can inform your own goals at a later time. Give yourself over to this without any negative emotions and you’ll get a lot out of it as well as the other person.

 

 Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It’s time to call in an unpaid debt from someone this week and it’s important to remember it isn’t your fault it’s at this stage, so don’t let the situation stress you. This could be an actual money debt and you really need the cash now, or it could be an emotional debt and you are in need of support in your life. Ask for this without feeling guilty about it and without any pressure on yourself for making it happen.

 

 

Leo (July 23-August 22)

You have calming energy this week and you’ll appear to others as someone who has answers to problems and is well grounded in reality. You might be asked for advice or you may feel like offering it. Go ahead and feed your wisdom to others, but be understanding of anyone who isn’t ready to hear it. You feel good about the future and your confidence will be contagious, so most people will want a piece of your frame of mind.

 

 

 Virgo (August 23-September 22)

The Moon enters Virgo this week, shining a light on your work life. It’s the right time to consider your career carefully. No matter what you do for a living it’s a good time to put it under the microscope and ask yourself some questions. Does your job make you happy? Is this what you really want to do? If the answer is no, it’s the right time to make a change for the better. Gather your confidence and move forward.

 

 Libra (September 23-October 22)

Mercury leaves Libra this week, taking with it some negativity that’s been attached to your love life. You may have been feeling down about this area of your life lately and as if things aren’t going how you want them to. Bring out your adventurous side and look positively at what you can change, you may have to be the one makes the change. With self-belief you’ll find you can create more positive situations for your life.

 

 Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

If you feel unsure about where you are and what you’re doing this week, be reassured that it isn’t your direction that’s wrong. You are heading on the right path and where you are right now is a good place for you to be. The problem lies in the issues you concern yourself with and worry about. This is misplaced and could be taking up too much of your time and energy for no gain, so get your priorities in perspective.

 

 

 Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

There’s someone in your life you know you’ve been neglecting, or you may have had a fall out with, and this week is the right time to build a bridge. This could only be a small issue, but it’s on your mind and you should put things right. Make sure you keep this light-hearted and relaxed and don’t put any pressure on the situation. Your bump in the road will soon be forgotten if you don’t build it up too much.

Here’s What Happens Sixty Days After You Make A Huge Life Change

It’s not that you have lost your way.

Or that you are failing.

You haven’t gone back any steps.

And you aren’t on the wrong track.

It is plain and simple, you have lost your inspiration.

The spark of love and unknowing that first caught your eye.

Within you that spark still resides, yet as the days added up and the experiences bombarded you the light became covered.

Yet you can uncover this light.

The one that first enticed you.

Pulling away the limitations that you believe to be true.

Forcing the negative energy of self doubt out the metaphorical door.

Underneath it lies your original intent.

The reason why you set out on this adventure in the first place.

It is a beautiful reminder of the life that you originally sought after.

Yet lying there naked and uncovered, the inspiration that once challenged you to change your entire life and go for your dreams no longer resonates inside of you.

How could this be?

The original inspiration transformed you faster than you could keep up.

It smothered you in love and in heart ache.

Flung you off the cliff and pulled the parachute at the last minute.

It raised the stakes.

Inspiration that once bewildered you no longer catches your eye.

There is even more out there. To feel, to touch, to be surrounded by.

It’s what you never expected to have to do.

It is time to say good bye to the person you were.

And hello to the person you have become.

The goals that once enticed you are no longer enough.

New aspirations take form and they do just as the first had, they scare you.

For the second time, life asks you:

Will you take the plunge?

As life calls out to you and tells you to follow its lead you worry that maybe it’s all too much.

You aren’t ready.

Yet you must remember that this is how you felt the first time life began to whisper in your ear, telling you the sweet story of the lifestyle that beckoned you.

You trusted and life delivered.

And so, it is now your job to trust again.

To step it up.

Go beyond your comfort zone for the second time.

And show life that just as it is calling you, you are standing ready to follow.

With one brave foot in front of the other you take life’s hand and let it lead you trusting that this is where you are meant to go.

Until one day, the cycle repeats again and you must remind yourself,

It is not that I have lost my way.

I am a new person.

And it is time for my next path.

Weekly Horoscope: 6-12 October

What does your star sign have in store for you this week? Click on your star sign below and read this weeks prediction.  

Aquarius

Aquarius

Taurus

Taurus

Gemini

Gemini

Cancer

Cancer

 

 

 

 

Leo

Leo

Virgo

Virgo

Libra

Libra

Scorpio

Scorpio

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Capricorn

Pisces

Pisces

Aries

Aries

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Pluto in Capricorn is square with The Sun and Mercury in Libra this week, causing some intense energy in your house. This makes it a great time to be more sociable and to get out and meet people. You can use this in any area of your life. Mix more with others in your personal life and welcome people you otherwise wouldn’t. Make new work connections and enjoy some networking. Build up your social circle at work and at play.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

It’s not the time for over-working yourself, Aquarius. In fact, if at all possible, spend at least some of the week at home doing as little as possible. Your energy is slow and dragging and trying to get a lot done will drain you very quickly. If it’s not possible to stay home at all this week, take it as easy as you can. Do the bare minimum and look after yourself. You’ll be no use to anyone if you burn out.

 

 

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

You should feel a shift in your perspective regarding both your personal and professional life, slip into place this week. You’ve not been seeing clearly in either of these areas lately, but now this should be much easier to see and you’ll understand where you are in your life and where you want to be. You’ll feel your power begin to return to you as you gain clarity, and you’ll have control over your life once more.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Not everyone is going to like it when you succeed in a much greater way than anyone expected this week, and it’s likely that even you didn’t expect it! You won’t only meet expectations and deadlines, but you’ll go one further and work far beyond them. Some may question how you are doing this and what your motives are, but show them that you are above board and serious about achieving and they’ll soon be on your side.

 

 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A wandering mind could lead you to do something impulsive this week, which may not go quite as you imagine. Your fuzzy thinking and head in the clouds energy means you won’t think this through and while you’re seeing a perfect vision, you’re not seeing reality. Go easy on yourself if this doesn’t turn out well, experimenting can be fun as long as you don’t take it too seriously. Just make sure you don’t get carried away and do something big!

 

 

 

 Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The Moon enters Gemini this week, pushing you to seek better balance in your life. This can be hard sometimes to find and it often requires work to make it a reality. It’s worth persevering at this, especially since you’re pushing yourself too hard lately and your health could start to suffer if you don’t find a way to better balance your life. Start a life plan this week that includes plenty of rest and time for yourself.

 

 Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re feeling over sensitive this week, Cancer, which will cause you to be clingy with someone in particular if you’re not careful. This could be your partner, or a close friend, but whoever it is, they are only going to put up with so much of this. Talk to them and tell them how you feel, rather than just grasping on to them and making them uncomfortable. Don’t suffocate this person or they may say they need some space.

 

 

Leo (July 23-August 22)

It’s a good time to look closely at your life plans this week, especially your work life. Write down your goals and ambitions and look for a clear path towards making them happen. You have high energy in this area right now for bringing your dreams to life, so don’t let it go to waste. Make sure you are clear about what you want and you can visualise your life like this, then move forward and be sure you have balance.

 

 

 Virgo (August 23-September 22)

It could be hard to stay focussed on getting done all you have to do this week, but you have this energy within you even if you have to dig a little deeper for it right now than you usually do. You need to be productive, so don’t allow yourself to be lazy, but find your motivation to get up and get busy. If you really can’t do this, bring in a close friend who understands you and can help you gain momentum.

 

 Libra (September 23-October 22)

The Sun and Mercury in Libra end their time in conjunction this week, while The Sun is square with Pluto. As Mercury loosens its grip you’ll feel the pull towards your home life where you may not have had the chance to spend much time lately. However, Pluto will pull more towards your financial life, and you know deep down that you have to pay attention in this area right now. You will be split, but if you think logically you can do both.

 

 Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Your intuition is very sharp this week, but not everything that comes to you will make sense straight away and you may need to be patient. Write it all down, especially the confusing things, as over the coming days some of this will slot into place and start to make sense to your life. Trust your instincts and listen to what your gut is telling you. Some of this will be important and the meaning will reveal itself.

 

 

 Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

It’s a good time to start to build up trust between you and those around you, and perhaps one person in particular. This can refer to any area of your life, the important thing is you understand that this won’t happen overnight and you need patience and determination. Loyalty has to be won and it can he hard won, so don’t expect a quick fix with this. You’ll need to persevere if someone is still feeling cautious, and show understanding.

 

 

You Need A Life Plan And Here Is Why

I’m a full time backpacker planning my travels a maximum of two days in advance.

I fully understand that going with the flow is important. It’s my lifestyle and it’s what makes this traveling portion of my life so epic.

Yet, it turns out that you need direction.

When I landed in Europe I had a backpack and absolutely no plan. I didn’t know where I was going from Frankfurt, how long I was going to be in Europe or what I was going to do while I was here.

I stumbled around aimlessly, making my way from Frankfurt to Amsterdam to Hamburg and then to Copenhagen. I felt dazed and confused and despite living the traveling dream I was so incredibly unhappy.

I spent my days wandering foreign streets, stuck in my emotion filled head and feeling like I was failing at life. By 25 I wanted to have had more financial success, a more mature mindset and a happier life.

Considering that I was already in Europe, I decided that I should just stay for my ninety day visa and try to see as much as I could. I made a loose plan so that I would know what direction go to next and effectively see all of the cities that I wanted and told myself that I would take it day by day.

It looks minutes for me to start to feel better. Suddenly I didn’t feel like I was failing because I had a plan. I had a set goal and I was accomplishing one of my aspirations (to backpack Europe). It was like night and day.

A few days ago, I heard this:

“If people have too few options they are unhappy. If people have too many options than they are unhappy.”

It’s a fact. As a digital nomad that can work anywhere around the world, I still find myself confused and uncertain about the direction of my life. What I can do to control that is to make sure that I am moving with intention.

When you set goals for yourself, you become tied to something in the most healthy way possible. You create a lifestyle where you are always working towards something and so you feel accomplished.

You don’t lay down at night and think about how you feel that you are failing. You lay in bed and try to figure out the most productive and efficient way to make your goals a reality.

When you talk to others, your clear and focused on what you want out of the next six months of your life. You can say confidently that this is where you want to go and this is how you are going to get there.

Bring intention into your life. What goals do you want to accomplish in the next half year? Full year? Five years? What do you do today to make those aspirations come true?

I’m bringing this idea into every aspect of my life (career, relationships, travel, finances) because it’s the difference between feeling lost and realizing that you have full control.

Now it’s your turn. Set your goals and live your life with the intention to reach them.

The rest is in fate’s hands.