Happy Tweets Monday!

Hello, Hello, Happy People!

I hope you had a fruitful weekend! Albeit fruitful in work, play, or sleep! Did you do what was healthy and invigorating for you?

Mine was a weekend filled with marriage prep classes, my brother’s high school basketball game, a family dinner, knitting, eating healthy, and working out! I didn’t skip a day AT ALL last week in the beginning of my new work out program (woo hoo!!!), and I am so energized to continue on! Even on the “rest” days I am getting my cardio in through zumba and yoga or heading to the gym to choose from their selection of cardio machines! Due to all of this hard work, my sore muscles serve as an AWESOME reminder that putting sugar, sugar, sugar into my body (I have a massive sweet tooth) will just undo all of the pain and work I put in at the gym. I did bend and share half of a bagel with Timmykins at marriage prep class, but it was just the bit of “bad” I needed to continue on. It’s OK to indulge every once in awhile, but while I am trying to break this habit of eating sweet all of the time (and lose weight while I’m at it), I just need to stay away as much as possible! Lunch today? 4oz of grilled chicken, cucumbers, carrots, and the TINIEST bit of cottage cheese!

Writing this out – just laying it out in front of me – is really helping me hold myself accountable, and I LOVE IT! 1 week down in this program, 11 weeks left, and the rest of my life left to live healthily!

Now, onto what you’ve all been waiting for: HAPPY TWEETS MONDAY!

Are you as motivated as I? If not, read some of these and get your head in the game for this week! Enjoy!

Women’s Health ‏@WomensHealthMag
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
There are no failures; just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause
Lifehacker ‏@lifehacker
The best way to get ahead in your career? Positivity: http://lifehac.kr/5VjPcHU 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. » Jim Rohn
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. »Napoleon Hill
Exercises ‏@EXERClSES
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. >> Stephen Covey
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Happy Tweets Tuesday!

The more I think about it, the more I think that, as hard as I try, I may just need to deem one day a week – any day – as Happy Tweets Day. Life is way too unpredictable, and sometimes something is weighing on my mind that I just need to write about (like yesterday’s post).

So, even though it is Tuesday, today will be Happy Tweets Day for this week! Take it or leave it, we all need little spurts of happiness and motivation every once in awhile 🙂

Enjoy!

Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso
Jeanette Jenkins ‏@JeanetteJenkins
Look for the good & that will be your experience. Look for the bad & that will be your experience. The choice is yours.
Optimistic ‏@I_Am_Optimistic
Life is too short to waste time wishing things were different. Set goals and live the life you want to live!
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. »E. Nightingale
Lori Fields ‏@RealBeautyIs
You’re not supposed to have it all figured out. Give yourself permission to feel your way through.
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles12
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” – Aristotle
❤ The RoaminTwin

Blog Challenge: Day 24

If you have no idea what this Blog Challenge is, or want to join in on the fun, start 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?

Today’s prompt focuses on travel, and boy is that my cup-o-tea!

So, without further ado:

Day 24 Question: What are your travel essentials for your chosen destination(s) ?

A: As you may remember, I have fully disclosed to you — my loyal audience — that I would love to be able to work from home. Of course, I want my home to be a cottage on the coast of England, Ireland, or Scotland with a large outdoor living space with amazing views. I also want to travel my you-know-what off, using this cottage as my home base.

When I get to this point, here my travel essentials will be:

1. Toiletries, passport, medications, money, clothing (given)
2. Timmykins (I don’t know if this was considered a given to anyone else. But, given.)
3. My laptop. This is how I plan to work for the rest of my life. And I plan to enjoy it 🙂
4. iPad. For those days when I want to carry a smaller load and my work is a little more minimalistic.
5. My DSLR camera. That is my baby and will assist me in photographing and videoing my adventures, as well as content for my website. Videography/photography are two of my biggest passions.
6. Mascara (because I am a little vain), chapstick, sunscreen, & sunglasses.

Really, I don’t need much. I have everything I need in the support of my family and friends, as well as my health. Experiences are what I want to collect for the rest of my life. Wonderful, adventurous, meaningful experiences.

What would be on YOUR packing list?

Happy Friday, Happy People! Now, go live your own adventure!

❤ The RoaminTwin

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Very Inspiring Blogger

Imagine my surprise when I received this comment the other day from a reader:

I love your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Whhaaaaaat?!

Thank you so much to Liv at http://morningcoffeebliss.wordpress.com for the nom! It means so much coming from a fellow inspiring blogger. You can check out one of my favorites from her (where she finds herself finding herself while in an uncomfortable situation) HERE!

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Now, to fulfill the requirements that have been bequeathed unto me with this SPLENDID nomination:

1. Link back to your nominator: DONE. And I totally was going to do this anyways because I am so grateful for the nomination and what she writes every day!

2. Post the award image to your page: Alrightttttt, if I HAFTA (see above).

3. Share 7 facts about yourself: How about 7 things that I am grateful for?

  • My overall positive outlook on life
  • My loving family
  • My dreams that continue from sleep and get me through the day
  • Timmykins and the adventures that await us
  • My drive to continually evolve, and realize that EVERY day is the best day of my life 🙂
  • Every experience – good and bad – that has gotten me to where I am today. They were all teaching experiences
  • This outlet to remind myself of the happiness that is within, and that there is always reason to bring it out!

4. Nominate 15 other blogs and inform each blogger: Guys, these are ALL worth looking into. Each perspective is different, and each moment spent reading is a moment well spent. Enjoy!

This self-motivational journey of blogging has been a wonderful one so far. It reminds me to find happiness in my everyday life, as well as drives me to be more than I am. I hope that others use this outlet for the same purpose, and join me in CHOOSING happiness. Because, it IS a choice.

Happy Wednesday, Happy People!

❤ The Roamin Twin