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Searching for Happiness – Happiness is a Choice

Human beings are such interesting creatures. We are the only creatures that place personal desire above safety and health. For thousands of years, humans have walked this earth like nomads of the soul, searching for happiness. Happiness is this way. No, this way. If you do this you will be happy. No, wait, this is what really makes you happy. Did you hear about this car? This job? This brand? If you look like this you will be happy forever. If only I was younger I would be happier, if only I was older. Humans roam all corners of the…

Searching for Happiness – Goals

Welcome to my new series… Searching for happiness. Everyone I speak to, everywhere I look, there seems to be a worldly fascination with the elusive word happiness. What is it? Where is it? It sounds too wonderful and perfectly complete to ever really be obtained. I want some, you want some. It seems that everyone out there is searching high and low for this 9 letter word. I am among the happiness hunters of the modern age. I’m among the young, inspired, wide-eyed optimistically driven hopeful generation that is destined to finally find what eluded our…

12 Tips From my First Year of Blogging

It has been almost a full year of blogging life. There goes time. Flying. Blogging has enriched my life. I have found my outlet to write. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and I love that I now have a little community of people who are like-minded in their passions. It has been fun and has kept my creative juices flowing. If you are thinking of starting a blog for whatever reason, I strongly suggest trying it out. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Just do it! Take the plunge! I have learned a lot in…

8 Ways Best Friends Enrich our Lives

Everyone needs a best friend, and being a best friend to someone makes you a better person in return. Without them, many of us would be missing out on our full potential and with them, we are able to live a more fulfilling life. Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are childhood friends that we have known for as long as we can remember, some are new entering, our lives by surprise. There is no textbook type of best friend, they can be a lot like you or completely opposite, they could be a spouse, a parent…

10 Things to do in Bruges

If you haven’t heard of the fairytale city of Bruges yet then let me be the one to introduce you. Bruges is a city in Western Flanders, Belgium. Founded officially in the year 1116, and it is hands down the most authentically magical place. Like something straight out of the enchanted Disney films of my youth. If you are looking for a quiet place to explore a perfectly preserved medieval town then look no further than this Belgian gem. Our visit to Belgium was wonderful and each city offered its own unique set of positives, but Bruges topped…

35 Cheap Activities to Try this Summer

  Hello, summer! It is I, list lover extraordinaire and sunshine enthusiast. This year I am coming full force at the summer season with a list of things I wish to accomplish, new things I want to try and experiences I want to have. Join me on the adventure and try out some of the items on this list for yourself this summer season. Stay active, stay positive, and make the most of this the most glorious season of the year!   1. Save money That’s right! Save money this summer. Check out yard sales, buy second hand…

4 Ways to Beat the Post Vacation Blues

I have recently returned from my latest travel adventure, and by recently I mean I returned last week. Is that too soon to have the post-vacation blues? Does that mean I am a spoiled travel junkie? Is my adventurous spirit only fulfilled while on a travel high? Maybe so, because here I am already mildly depressed at the prospect of no future vacation plans. Don’t get me wrong I love being home and seeing family and friends but after months of planning and preparations, it is kind of sad not to have the next adventure in sight…

Writing – My Struggle Towards Passion

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway I am often uncomfortable and unsure. Gathering the confidence to tell people that I blog is difficult for me. I am afraid of criticism. I knew I wanted to write, and I knew I wanted to share my feelings with the world. I wished for an outlet for my thoughts so that like-minded individuals could share their thoughts with me. What better way to do that than to blog? However, I apparently did not always feel that way. This has been…

Life Updates

A long overdue hello blog friends! For those of you who regularly check in with Scale it Simple you may have noticed that I have been MIA for almost two months now. Whoa time flies! Where have I been you may ask? Well admittedly I have had other priorities ahead of blogging, that mixed with a dry spell of writing inspiration and BAM… two months flew by. I miss sharing  positive vibes and adventures and I have also missed keeping up with the happenings of all you beautiful bloggers. So I am back to check in before another short…

March Goals

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens” Many exciting things are happening in March. First up the clocks go ahead! Which means that we gain some much needed and deserved sunshine. And when you live in the cold harsh north that extra hour means a lot! It also means Easter! Which means chocolate, and those of you who are better acquainted with my blog know how much I love that stuff. Another  reason…