(Only you know what it represents)

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What’s currently on your mind? Are you worried of telling someone you love them? Worried about the move? Worried about quitting your job and starting fresh somewhere else? Worried about following your dream?

Whatever it is, know:

THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO DO IT.

Life is short, so might as well make from it what you really want to. It scares you? Even better! We improve when we step out of our comfort zones.

“The comfort zone is nothing else but a graveyard for your dreams & ideas.” -Anonymous

The more you think about doing something, the more faults you…


Don’t kill off the idea and the good it could do for you

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Since you clicked on the title and are reading this, it must mean there is a wish inside of you, something you always wanted to do. Am I right?

Is there a certain idea that gives you butterflies in your stomach when you indulge in the thought of acting on it? Does it give you that ‘good fear’ type of feeling?

Well, then I say this feeling is inside you for a reason. We all have it, not necessarily for the same things, but oh, it’s there. What separates us though is the courage to act on it. …


BOOKS

With these 5 non-fiction books

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If you are looking for some quality books to stir your perspective on life a bit (in a good way), you are in luck. Below is a list of books, focusing on the positive sides of living.

  1. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

“Life is not a problem to be solved. Just remember to have something that keeps you busy doing what you love while being surrounded by the people who love you.” — Hector Garcia

In this book, the authors travel to Japan, where…


We live in strange times

All of us probably have someone in this very moment that’s very special to us but we haven’t seen in a while, because well:

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It’s no secret that this pandemic has really changed our every day lives in many ways and shifted the way we perceive the very idea of living itself. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit down and sad during these difficult times, so if you need a little pick-me-up, check out this fun exercise to focus on the good in life.

This pandemic has not only closed all the public places and put a huge pause…


What I’ve learned and want to share with you

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Today is a special day for Medium and me — it’s our one-month anniversary!

I have been an avid reader on Medium for approximately two years now, but it’s officially one month since I joined the dark side — the writers’ side.

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Now, as I said, I read a lot, so I got this idea for analysis from Shamar M’s article My First Month on Medium: 11 Tips for Others— thank you, Shamar!).

Without further ado, let’s get to it:

1. Stories

During this one-month, I’ve written 29 articles. Not bad, since my initial goal was…


And there’s even a hidden bonus!

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It’s hard to start. The beginnings are always the hardest.

It’s especially hard as an aspiring writer to let your words out into the world, potentially allowing them to be stomped on by, well, everyone. It’s like when birds leave the nest — they are forced to either fly or fall to the ground — there’s no option for anything else.

That’s how it is with writers — let the words fly or kill them by leaving them unwritten.

When I first started writing, I was petrified.

“It’s not good,”

would be my usual…


Let your four-legged friend be your teacher

So, there I was. Sitting behind my desk, computer in front of me, phone on my right and coffee on my left. As I was staring into the screen, thinking about the future, stressing about the little things, there she was. Enjoying the moment of the life that was given to her.

My dog is her — I’m talking about my dog.

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Recently, it was always either raining or snowing, the cold temperatures never leaving. It’s not unusual for February, but this day was different.

The sun came out after what seemed like forever, and for the first time, you…


Perspective | Lifestyle

The benefits of walking your dog off leash

A controversial topic, you may or may not agree with me…

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The thing is, dogs love to run around and explore freely, but they can also be of threat to other dogs or even humans. So, I completely understand if you don’t feel safe setting your dog free; in some cases, I even encourage having our four-legged friends safely next to us. Especially, if they show no obedience and if they’re more of the ‘alpha’ male/female that could potentially harm fellow dogs. …


Yes, you — not the markers.

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One of the best features for me here on Medium is the ability to highlight. And that the author can see it. Whenever someone highlights a passage from my posts, I get excited like a kid on Christmas morning.

Why, you wonder?

1. Resonating

You resonated with the words, and this makes me happy. It means there is a slight chance you found comfort in what I’ve written. Essentially, I write to you and I want you to feel comfortable while reading it.

2. Shared opinions

It shows me I’m not alone in my viewpoint and that you perhaps share the same…

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