I looked at my list of life goals and realized that most of my dreams were still just dreams. I was crestfallen and, quite frankly, furious with the world for doing this to me. I spent a few years becoming more and more frustrated with the world. One day I realized something, it wasn't the world; it was me. It was actually all my fault. I knew from the start that it wasn't going to be easy, but I had the talent, the passion, and I had those damn dreams. I also had something else though: fear.
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So what do you do when you are not a tropical person but are headed on a tropical holiday at an all-inclusive resort? I learned the hard way after being gifted with a wonderful trip. I hadn't been anywhere even remotely tropical in years, and never an all-inclusive resort, and so I wanted to share some things I learned with those of you who don't normally head for the beach when you think vacation.
A month ago or so I was at the grocery store and brown rice was on sale. I said to myself, "Self, we've been meaning to make the switch to brown rice, looks like now's the time" and I threw a big ol' bag in my cart. I got it home, to find that not only did I buy entirely too much for just me and my husband, but I also still had a metric crapton of white rice sitting in my pantry. What can I do with all this rice?
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