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I want to live

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I read an article recently in a magazine that said you should declare your intentions on why you want to travel. It said one should share why one chose to travel. Are you traveling to check off your bucket list? Or at a crossroads? I personally am traveling to see the world and explore. Yes, it is to bring peace to myself and to give myself the freedom to do what I want. I do not want to work my life away. And in response to sharing my upcoming adventures, I've told many. I actually bring it up to probably everyone I have a conversation with. Strangers are excited for me, friends are probably getting tired of it! I speak of it on a constant basis. I can't help it, it's all I think about. I want to apologize to all of you who are irritated by my constant talk about my dreams that I'm making a reality! I'm also sorry that you don't have a dream or who aren't passionate about it, because if you did have aspirations, I would get support and compassion. But t…

I WILL lose friends...

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It is inevitable. I will lose many friends shortly, or even friends who I thought were friends or so-called acquaintances.  I will leave and only my true people, those who are genuine and not fake, will keep in touch with us. I have always been honest with everyone I meet and take to heart the word of someone else. Some will be equally honest back and some will lie straight to your face. Being honest and open is really what makes a person distinguishable and loyal. I often think and wonder if someone ever feels guilty for not being a good person? Not so much a good person, but at least true. There might be a few friends who keep in touch for a short time, then slowly fade away. I am going to probably be guilty of not keeping in touch. I have a couple of friends who I only speak to now periodically, but they are true friends in the way that we always know we can count on each other. We always pick up and know we are always going to be close and can tell each other anything. We co…

Why not to wear heels in Downtown Charleston

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Slate, cobblestone or brick. That is what makes up the sidewalks and streets of Charleston, so if you are thinking of visiting here, be aware of the dangerous ground beneath you. I almost busted my butt this morning on my usual walk/jog in downtown Charleston, and I was wearing tennis shoes and just walking. The slate on the sidewalks juts up all over and every which way. It is very risky to be walking around downtown in shoes that aren't easily walkable in. Heels are for sure going to get stuck in cracks or in the numerous grates all over town. I have seen on multiple occasions, the harm that can come from
someone thinking that they won't have the problem of breaking their ankle or a heel on the streets of Charleston! It is hard enough to walk in heels as it is, so add the equation of messed up streets, and you have a pain in the butt walk on your hands. I couldn't tell you how many times I have had to catch myself from falling down. But is the beauty in wearing heels…

I can't dance, I can't sing

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I can't dance, I can't sing, but I still do it anyway, and with a smile that I've been told is infectious or contagious, whichever. I have tried my whole life to eliminate the word can't out of my vocabulary, and so far it has been somewhat successful. When someone tells me "I can't" do something, Just like most it makes me want to do it even more or at least try to. I strive to better myself in a way that only makes me appreciative. Meaning, I only do things to improve myself to make me feel better. Does that make sense? I hope that doesn't sound too selfish. When I like music💃I dance and move my body to the music, and I really do not care what anyone thinks of me. So I'll continue to dance. Without care. I am not that person who follows what others do or say. I do have acquaintances who feel the need to fit in and who do things to please others, and it really is sad, but hey, to each their own. I'm guilty of it too. In my opinion, tha…

Clemson mini vacay

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I'm going to start to call every trip I take a vacation. Why not? Even if it is 10 miles down the road, it is still an adventure and a vacation, which actually means "a period of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel". My life is going to be filled with rest and relaxation and I will enjoy every minute of the time I have left on this great big wide world! Now don't get me wrong, I am not going to be lazy, I could never be considered that. I plan on hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, and whatever else I feel like doing. Back to the original topic, Clemson. I had the chance to experience an SEC college game in the quaint little town of Clemson, SC. Clemson was playing Wake Forest at Memorial Stadium and it was a homecoming for them. I really do wish that I had an extra day to explore the town a bit more. I love places that I have never been to and to see the different things that make a town it's own. There was a heaping amou…

Explain the rudeness...PLEASE

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Being miserable stresses you out. It has been proven to not be a healthy thing to be stressed all the time. Why do so many people want to be unhealthy by being upset? I really just do not understand why so many find it ok to be so rude. Yes, I understand that there may be hidden things going on in ones' life, but why take it out on others? I try not to bring any issues I may be having to my place of employment, so why bring it to me?
I work part-time now in the Charleston City Market, in the heart of downtown, I have been down here for 8 years. This is where I see the unhappiness the most. Most of the folks walking through the market are on vacation, you would think that they would be happy and nice. I encounter so many that don't even acknowledge me when I greet them. I always hope that they just don't speak English, but if we are the only ones in the room, please know that I am not talking to myself. Even if you don't understand what I'm saying, nod your head, or…

Sunsets and Moonbeams

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There are so many beautiful people and things in this world but I don't think I have ever seen anything as beautiful as a sunset over open water. Ok, that is a fib. I cannot say that that I have ever seen anything as beautiful as a sunset, because I have seen millions of beautiful things so far in my 42 years in this wide, wide world and plan on seeing millions more. Just recently, on August 21st, I was blessed to see a rare sight that most only see once in their lives. I saw a total solar eclipse that lasted a minute and a half for us here in Charleston. That will be my last big event that will forever be in my top 10 memories here. The eclipse was a spectacular sight that made me tear up and be overjoyed with happiness. Yes, that was me... crying over a natural phenomenon. I was not making a big deal beforehand like most of America did, but I was excited when the day came to actually see it. I first thought I was going to see the event from the roof of the round Holiday Inn, wh…

Billboards

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Every road, highway, or interstate has them. Advertising is everywhere you look. There are billboards and signs telling us what we should and shouldn't buy. It is a race for money is all it is. And it is kind of pathetic and sad. The need for more than the basic necessities has got everyone in an uproar to get the best and to one-up the other person. I have changed my way of thinking in perspective to buying in that I no longer buy just because something is on sale and that I may use it or wear it one day. I have been doing very good at telling myself no and that I don't need something and only buying if I absolutely love it or need it. There has been something in the back of my mind for years telling me to stop shopping and not buy so much crap. I have finally listened to my gut. It's not like I had a big problem with shopping, far from it, but I still shopped just to have something to do. Most of my clothes and shoes came from my Mom, sister, or friends and I started t…