What I Learned From Taking A Staycation

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Aside from this blog and side hustles associated with blogging, I have a full-time 9-6 job. You read that right. Yes, I’m expected to sit at a desk in a cubicle in front of 2 monitors, 9am – 6pm, Monday thru Friday. Not only that, but I’ve been doing that for 4 years. So, to celebrate this wonderful anniversary, I decided to use five out of my 10 allotted vacation days and treat my self to a nice staycation.

FYI, a ‘staycation’ is pretty much taking time off from work and staying home and doing things locally, including possibly staying at a hotel.

For my staycation, I opted to just lounged around my own home and do what I want, when I want, and however I wanted to do them…and it was awesome! However, during this week off from the typical grind from the place that pays for the majority of my health insurance, I did explore ideas I’ve been putting off and even ventured off to a festival and plenty of resturaunts. Continue Reading

Artist You Should Be Obsessed Over: Gray Malin

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I might be a little late to this party, but I’ve recently developed a deep and sincere obsession for Gray Malin photography. His work is breathtaking. From the vivid aerial views of sunny, packed beaches and snow covered ski slopes to the fun pictures of huge letter balloons with gorgeous backdrops and other chic and fabulous pictures.

Don’t take my word. Just take in some of his work after the jump. Continue Reading

Digital Declutter: What, Why, and When?

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How often do you do a digital declutter?

What is “digital decluttering” and how and why do you do it? Well, for lack of better words, it’s when you delete/purge unwanted and unused items from your digital life including your email account(s) and social media accounts to keep you digital life uncomplicated and streamlined.

When it comes to email, people tend to leave countless emails, opened and unopened, in their inboxes for unlimited amounts of time and then the emails sink lower and lower to the bottom of the pile where they are forgotten until you think to delete them or need more space, which is something I’ve been guilty of in the past. SMH.

When it comes to decluttering your social media accounts, that includes deleting old direct messages, even old posts (if you fancy) and unfollowing people you no longer wish to follow or people you notice no longer post as much or as frequent. Yes, it’s okay to unfollow people for their laziness or their uninterest in socializing online.

Now, the big questions: When and how often should you declutter your digital life? Good question! Continue Reading