First of all, I want to thank you, my readers. Thank you so much for supporting me through this 30 Day Journey, and through this overall Journey of HAPPINESS. I couldn’t do any of this without your motivation and kind words. Though this blog as a whole is a journey, I thank you also for letting me take a break from my regular format and banter to work a little harder on myself. It is a joy to work for and with you in this life of happiness 🙂 Enjoy this Blog Challenge material? Stop by my twin sister’s BLOG for even MORE!

You read the title right: today isn’t the END of the race, but the beginning of a brand new journey for The RoaminTwin. Today marks the completion of a challenge…one that I didn’t get bored of or skip out on halfway through (maybe it’s because it isn’t a workout program…tehehe).

As of today (thanks to The Suitcase Entrepreneur), I now have the blueprint I need to my own amazing future. One where I call the shots, I do what I love, and I am HAPPY. Of course I am happy now, but I know I can make myself happy in so many ways! Is it a dream of mine to own my own business? Essentially, it has been a goal all along! My ideas of a production company, a film house, a photographer, a happiness guru…all of those come with the territory of being in charge of myself. Did I need a little motivation? Yes. And this has been my kick in the pants.

So, starting today – instead of taking this built-in day of rest and celebration – I want to begin challenging myself in other areas of my life that I didn’t realize needed much improvement until completing this blog challenge! Today I want to begin living even MORE simply.

I cleaned my room Monday. This meant getting rid of even MORE clothing, knick knacks, trash, and recycles. I drew out my budget for the next two weeks, as well as expenses for the next month. Buying anything for short-term pleasure (snacks, “I-wants” as opposed to “I-needs”) has been put on lock down. And I plan to go back through my room every-so-often (boy am I in the mood RIGHT NOW) to purge clothing and nonsense items some more.

How do YOU plan to live more simply? Is this a challenge that you feel you need to stack yourself up against?

❤ The RoaminTwin


Blog Challenge: Days 28 & 29

It’s another double up day for RoaminTwin!

We are SO CLOSE to the end of this 30 Day Blog Challenge, and I think it would be unfair to lag myself another day late (I should have completed this today).

If you don’t know what this is, check it out HERE!

Enjoying the Blog Challenge material? Stop by my twin sister’s BLOG! We are answering the same questions separately to see how similar our answers are! Do YOURS match any of ours?

Here are the prompts for days 28 & 29, and what I have to say in response!

Day 28 Question: What travel tools and services are most important to you when taking your business abroad?

A: I have already commented on what I couldn’t live without while traveling, so basically, this is an addendum to that! Since I would be taking my laptop with me, I will need plug in adapters. There is a USB one (more convenient than the big bulky ones I have taken overseas in the past) on TSE’s Day 28 Post that I would definitely be looking into. I would also need a backup hard drive of at LEAST 1 TB, as well as traveler’s insurance (for all of the crazy, adventurous things I will be doing that I don’t do on a regular basis and have never done before)!

I am sure there will be other gadgets and services that I will learn about between now and my travels, but for now, this frugal mind is done spending hypothetical money hypothetically 🙂

Day 29 Question: What does your blueprint for living the dream look like to you?

A: Beyond all certainty, I want my life to be wonderful, I want to be happy and I want my loved ones to be happy, I want to travel the world, I want to own my own business, and I want to spend the rest of my life with my buddy, Timmykins. I will never give up my passion for film, and I still plan on taking the film industry by storm with SOMETHING one of these days. I won’t give that up. I also won’t give up a career/lifestyle that I love. We will adapt our lives accordingly, but there is no reason to give up what makes us happy for anything. And, honestly? I don’t mind spending some money (as long as we make it first) to travel. Yes, I always want to be one step ahead financially, but sometimes, the future may have to take a backseat for awhile for adventure. Because, what is life for? I sure as HECK am not living today only planning for tomorrow!

What life blueprint would make YOU happy? Honest-to-goodness elated about life? Let me know!

1 more day of the challenge to go…

❤ The RoaminTwin