Great Expectations

Why is it that so many of us are going through a mid twenties crisis?

Where we aren’t exactly happy with how things turned out in our lives?

Ladies and Gents there is an epidemic sweeping young twenty somethings out there in the world.

We grew up with parents telling us we could be anything we wanted.

Ballerina?

Sure, who cares if you have never danced before.

Astronaut?

Yup, who cares if you get motion sickness.

Overly optimistic twenty somethings are pushed into the real world after college,

thinking that things are going to fall in to our laps,

and with a decent salary attached.

And news flash,

it didn’t work that way.

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Hard work,

networking,

and hustling,

is what gets you farther in life these days.

And sadly it’s not what you know anymore,

it’s all about who you know.

And that dream job,

you aren’t doing it are you?

I graduated with a marketing degree with a specialization in sports marketing,

thinking I was going to go work for the San Diego Chargers in their marketing department.

Ha,

after being told I would have to start by selling tickets,

that dream faded fast.

I now work in the oil in gas industry,

doing a job that I don’t particularly love,

but pays the bills.

A fabulous resume and straight A’s will get you so far today.

But because we went through childhood and life,

with these great expectations, we are faced with the cold hard facts.

That life isn’t going to be easy.

You are going to have to work for it.

So of course depression and anxiety plagues our generation.

Social media doesn’t help either.

You see the highlights of everyone’s life.

The vacations,

the children,

the parties.

You don’t see “bob” get up at 5:30 every morning, get his grumpy kids ready for school,

rush off to work and come home at 6, to homework, a dirty house, laundry and everything else.

But because you see the highlights of others on Facebook, instagram and twitter,

we automatically think,

“our lives suck.”

Which again leads to more depression and anxiety.

So what do we do?

We have to stop thinking we deserve a perfect life.

Life is not easy,

and no one ever said it would be all roses.

So just relax,

just because you work a 8-5 job and don’t have the dream salary,

doesn’t mean life is over.

And believe me,

I am writing this because this is something that I have a hard time dealing with.

I have this perception of what I thought my life would be like.

And my life is great,

it just wasn’t the dream job,

the dream salary,

the dream house,

the dream vacations.

So what I think we all need is a different perspective.

We should all take today to look at what we have and be grateful,

instead of hoping and wishing for what we don’t.

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3 Weeks

I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I married the man of my dreams.

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Through all the stress and headaches,

through the tiny details,

through the nightmare phone calls with vendors,

and almost being rained out,

It all went down with out a hitch.

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The night was perfect,

and I couldn’t of asked for anything more.

I’m so incredibly lucky to have the people in my life that I do.

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So happy 3 weeks babe!

Here’s to many many many more!

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ideclare charms

The newest hot thing for celebrity moms out there is the id charm necklace.

If you have ever seen an episode of the Kardashians,

you can see Kourtney wearing the id charm necklace with the initials of her two kiddos on it.

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These necklaces are everywhere these days.

They recently went out in all the stars emmy swag bags,

so you can bet your booty they are only getting more and more popular.

Other stars that have been seen wearing these adorable necklaces are,

Katie Holmes,

Gwyenth Paltrow,

Gwen Stefani,

Jessica Alba,

and Nicole Richie!

So here is your chance to snag one of these amazing necklaces.

ideclare charms has the cutest personalized charm necklaces!

And they can be made for any occasion.

Kids initials,

Cancer survivors,

marathon runners.

They do it all.

Click on their link below to see all of your options.

But hurry,

before you’re the only one without one!

 

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Easy Delicious And Healthy Pasta Salad

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The best pasta salad you will ever have in your life
Serves 8
Really.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
One jar of sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
One jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained
One container of feta cheese
Two fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Two large handfuls of fresh arugula
1/4 C chopped fresh basil, two heaping tablespoons of basil from a tube, or pesto
Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
8 servings of your favorite penne pasta, cooked al dente in salted, boiling water
Instructions
In a large bowl, add the fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, basil or pesto, feta, artichokes and arugula.
Drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
After the pasta is cooked, drain and run cold water over it.
Add the pasta to the bowl and toss to combine. Add additional oil, salt or pepper as needed.
Notes
Add garbanzo beans or animal protein for an extra protein boost!
Stores extremely well in the fridge and tastes even better as leftovers.
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Recipe is courtesy of YumPrint and the Fitnessista
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