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    What to Do When you Feel Like Giving Up

    We’ve all done it …Or at least I hope I’m not the only one who’s gotten all excited about an idea, seen it clearly in my head, and tried to make it happen only to get discouraged when it isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. It happens to people in school, work, or with their dreams and ambitions. We come up with an idea, we get excited about it, so why is it so hard to follow through? I think that sometimes we get caught up in the glamour of idea and the excitement that we forget that everything worth having takes some work. Nothing good comes…

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    5 Steps to an Unforgettable Road Trip

    Ever since I was a kid, our family travel method of choice was by car. We drove to the beach, new york, disney.. you name it. As I grew up, we drove to every college that we were even slightly interested in. I ended up choosing a school 16 hours away from home and, you guessed it, drove back and forth every semester. I graduated and decided to move out to Reno, a short 33 hours, and my mom and I packed up the mustang and made our way out! Along the way I learned a thing or two about how to do road trips, and even now the thought…

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    Hygge Morning and Night Routines

    Life can be hectic. Anything can happen during the day, and as much as it sucks.. we don’t always have control over it! One thing that we do generally control is what we do in the morning before we head into the day, and what we do right before we go to bed, after wrapping everything up. The way we start and the way we end really matters! Thats where hygge comes in. Hygge is the Danish concept of slowing down, enjoying life, and being as cozy as possible. It’s about what makes us feel alive. You may be thinking: Thats great, but my life is too crazy to slow down…

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    10 Facts About Me

    Before I get started, let me introduce myself a bit further. My name is Maria, and I’m brand new to blogging. Here are some things to know about me: 1. I’m native to the DC area, went to school in the south, and have now settled in Reno, NV I’m fascinated by every part of this beautiful country and I cant wait to explore even more. My favorite mode of travel is definitely road trips (more about that to come). I also love fresh starts, new cities, and the unfamiliar, which is why I bounce around so much. I love everywhere I’ve lived (especially my homeland of the District), but…