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9 Signs You’ve been in your job for too long – I talk to Mental Floss

9 Signs You’ve been in your job for too long – I talk to Mental Floss

It may come after six months or six years, but there’s a moment in every job when you realize you’ve reached your limit. Whether it’s due to burnout, boredom, or a generally bad fit, you’ll eventually get to a point where you’ve simply been doing the same thing for too long and find yourself unhappy and unfulfilled. It’s not always easy to recognize, but it’s important to act on that “Aha!” moment when it hits so that you don’t waste any more time in a stagnating career. So how do you know you’ve been in a job too long?

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Building a business on the road – live from Lisbon with Pairswellwith.me

Building a business on the road – live from Lisbon with Pairswellwith.me

Ready to quit living someone else’s dream & start living yours?
In the first Pairs Well With… videocast from Lisbon, Portugal, I sat down for a chat with the amazing Carin to talk all things nomadic, including what it’s like to build a business on the road, how to break your own boundaries, what it feels like to take a chance on yourself, and how we’ve become Macgyver-esqu in our laundry skills since departing the US in January.

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I microwaved my pants today: lessons on letting go

I microwaved my pants today: lessons on letting go

As a digital nomad, people are always asking what I miss from home. The food? Rarely. The culture? Nope. Medical care? Just my acupuncturist. My friends? Of course. No one ever guesses what I miss most… my laundry room.
I realize this makes me sound like a clean freak, but I assure you I am not. After 7-months of poor laundry service, washing machines that left clothes stiff or smelling of sewage, and washing skivvies in the sink I’ve reached a new low by microwaving my pants in an effort to dry them faster.

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I hate Lisbon & I quit Remote Year

I hate Lisbon & I quit Remote Year

I’m shocked too. Everyone and their mother loves Lisbon.
Half my merry band of digital nomads want to move here and it’s one of the prettiest cities ever. And quitting Remote Year?

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I’ve been homeless for seven-months and life is good, mostly.

I’ve been homeless for seven-months and life is good, mostly.

Okay, okay, technically I still have a home. There just happens to be a stranger from Texas living in it and I’ve been roaming with nothing but what I can carry for over seven months now. What a journey!
This story started in December after a rushed move and complete mental breakdown in a Jacksonville, Florida REI parking lot. Between all of the feels, low blood sugar, dog bites, rabies shots, sewage water in the mouth and many other misadventures, that was not the last day that ended in tears.

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Do you know any quitters? Earn a 10% commission on referrals

Do you know any quitters? Earn a 10% commission on referrals

Hi – I’m Kate, and I’m a quitter.
I’ve quit jobs, bad habits, activities that bored me, educational programs… I even quit worrying and focusing on perfection all the time.
When I let go of what no longer serves me, I’m better able to enjoy & embrace life.

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Five Years Sober + violently grateful for the end of fun

Five Years Sober + violently grateful for the end of fun

There is this scene in Joe Vs. The Volcano where Joe sees the moon rise over the ocean from the tiny raft keeping him and Patricia alive. Joe is dehydrated and near death and can just barely get to his knees but see this amazing moon rising and he says:

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Eat, Pray, Love to Travel is Now Katebagoy.com

Eat, Pray, Love to Travel is Now Katebagoy.com

Eat, Pray, Love to Travel was initially created to share what I've learned on my journey to inspire other women to travel solo and break-free from self-limitation. After a year of dabbling with "blogging" & focusing on self-improvement, I realized that my purpose...

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Following Your Heart and My Pledge to You

Following Your Heart and My Pledge to You

When I initially started this blog I wanted to inspire others to travel by sharing my experiences through photography. Particularly, I wanted to encourage other women to travel solo. I felt inspired and started strong, even taking a class on building a successful...

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Remote Year Fear

Remote Year Fear

AKA Dealing with Overwhelm With less than three months until I depart with Remote Year, I find myself overwhelmed by daily decisions, much less life altering decisions such as "who will be renting my apartment," or "how am I going to survive without Amazon Prime?" I'm...

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Free Printable

Free Printable

This quote was used on a graphic I found on Pinterest about 5 years ago, and I've had it up on my bulletin board until it was fraying around the edges and falling apart. Rather than find the original, I decided to breath new life into it. If, like me, you occasionally...

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Free Printable – Dumbledor Quote

Free Printable – Dumbledor Quote

I recently purchased some awesome font from The Fancy Deal and felt like playing around. I happened to have been half-heartedly watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when I heard this Dumbledor Quote... and magic was made. I paraphrased a bit for design impact,...

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3 Questions to Avoid on Singles Awareness Day

3 Questions to Avoid on Singles Awareness Day

It's that time of year again! Today we singles celebrate our freedom, and revel in the joy of not having to buy little pink cards or flowers and stand in line with all the other couples at those hot eating spots on Valentines Day. For those of you in relationships,...

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7 Must Read Self-Help Books

7 Must Read Self-Help Books

As an introvert, I have a tendency to get lost in books. It's one of my greatest pleasures to spend a couple hours reading. In fact, during a recent four-day cruise, I read six books cover to cover. While I'm a huge fan of legal and crime...

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Work In Progress

Work In Progress

This site, just like me, is a work in progress. I've always had a yearning to travel, and love travel photography, but only recently have I decided to make travel a top priority in my life. Eat, Pray, Love to Travel was created as a way to share what I've learned in...

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