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    Is living with your parents as a college student wise?

    Is living with your parents while studying at college a smart idea? According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of young adults live at home with their parents. Some people might like living at home with their parents either during college or after college so they can save money. However, no one knows the truth about what is it like living at home as a young adult. This post gives you a few pointers from my personal choice to live at home with my parents while going to college. I chose to live at home because: My college has no dorms The cost of off-campus accommodation is so high My…

  • My personal blog| How it enriched my life. It rescued me from retirement boredom by giving me a creative outlet. I grew my awareness about my chronic illness and became part of a supportive blogging community.
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    THE AWESOME WAYS MY PERSONAL BLOG HAS TRANSFORMED MY LIFE

    WHY MY PERSONAL BLOG IS THE BIGGEST BLESSING IN MY LIFE I count my personal blog as one of the biggest blessings in my life. There are 2 sources of inspiration for this post. The first is Kara’s post entitled Reverse Bucket List – an Exercise in Gratitude. A reverse bucket list is a list of all the things that you have already accomplished. If you’re like me, you’re just starting out and you find yourself comparing your blog to more successful bloggers.  You forget to track how far you’ve come and how much you’ve achieved. So, this post is a giant gratitude list for how my personal blog has…

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    THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

    INSPIRATION FOR NEW BLOGGERS I am so honored at being nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award. My blog is not even a year old so I am really pleased. The timing of this award was great too. As a relatively new blogger, I have been so immersed in the blogging cycle of writing and promoting my posts that I was beginning to be quite stressed by it all. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ASHLEY A big thank you to Ashley Girres of afiercemind.com for nominating me and even thinking me worthy of this honor. Ashley is truly out of the box. From her home and About pages to her articles, she is…

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    7 HELPFUL TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

    Has some vindictive demon stolen the keys to new blogger success? You’re battling to open those tightly locked blogging doors, aren’t you? I feel your pain. Here’s the thing – blogging is a tough boss. It enslaves and imprisons you with its demands. The rewards are few and harder to get than a cheerful teen on a school morning. You willingly work under conditions that labor unions would denounce – overtime daily, often for no pay and few benefits. My blog is a little over 2,5 months old. It steals every waking moment –  I have brainstormed, outlined and written in the weirdest places. Think grocery line queues, the dentist or the…