Revisiting my 29th Year Bucket List at 30

So back when I turned 29 I created a short list of things I wanted to do throughout that year. If you want to read that, click over here: Things I want to Do in my 29th Year Living OR you could check out my revist of that list at the half year mark here: Goals for My 29th Year: Revisited.

Now that I’m officially 30, I wanted to look back at the list and see what I did, what I didn’t do, and what I can do in the future.

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How to Know When it’s Time To Set Boundaries

How to Know When it's Time To Set Boundaries

Boundaries are a tough thing for some people to set. I know, I’m one of those people. Especially when it comes to people like family. Setting boundaries with parents, aunts, uncles, or siblings can be a hard thing to do. 

Usually when you decide to set boundaries it is because you’ve reached a breaking point. But how do you know when that breaking point is? It’s tough. You’ve most likely been letting someone do something uncomfortable for months or years, and you have to find the courage to put your foot down.

Here are a few reasons it might be time to set some boundaries.

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My First Adult Vacation: Revisiting My Childhood

My First Adult Vacation: Revisiting My Childhood

So I just got back from my first ever adult vacation! It was a lot of fun, but had some issues, because that seems to be my life right about now. I went down to Seaside Heights, NJ which is where my family went every August when I was a kid. 

I used to know the boardwalk layout like the back of my hand when I was younger. Unfortunately, in 2012 Hurricane Sandy crashed through the Jersey Shore area and Seaside Heights got hit pretty hard. So not only is the boardwalk entirely new, a lot of shops and stands are no longer there. To add to the misery of things, a year after the hurricane hit, a fire broke out and basically torched a good section of the southern part of the boardwalk.

Caught in that fire was a candy store called Berkeley Sweet Shop. It was where we would go at the end of the every vacation and get a box of salt water taffy. It finally opened back up in 2017 and I was so excited to see it again.

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How to Stay Frugal and Within Budget When Buying Groceries

How to Stay Frugal and Within Budget When Buying Groceries

Staying frugal and within a budget during grocery shopping can be hard depending on where you live, what stores are nearest you, and what product you are buying/need. For me this can be complicated because I include any household items like cleaning supplies, or beauty/body items like lotions, soaps, and vitamins in my grocery budget and my skin requires specific things to stay calm, and doesn’t really care what the price is.

There are a variety of ways to do this but I’m going to give you what I do to stay frugal and keep my spending within my budget.

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Battling an Eating Disorder: From Restricting to Binging

Battling an Eating Disorder: From Restricting to Binging

Eating isn’t really something most people consider a challenge. It’s simple, if you’re hungry eat. If you’re not, don’t. Try to eat more vegetables than junk food, and make sure you’re getting enough protein. Not that complicated, right? But for someone with any kind of eating disorder, or disordered eating in general (yes, they are different) eating can be one of the most stressful times of the day.

I’ve had a variety of disordered eating issues throughout my life. For most of it I was restricting my diet, and not eating as a coping mechanism. Now it’s the complete opposite where I binge when I need comfort. Neither are a good thing and I’m working to get things under control, but for now, here is my story.

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4 Easy Ways to Get Healthier Without Changing Your Eating Habits

4 Easy Ways to Get Healthier Without Changing Your Eating Habits

Now that it’s warmer out and it’s summertime, people (myself included) want to look our best in a swim suit or more form fitting clothing that the summer requires.

My biggest issue is food. I’ll tell that story another day, but I’ve been trying to find ways to get myself healthier, or at least in a healthier mindset, in recent times. Turns out there are so many options for getting yourself healthier that are not only easy, but don’t involve food in the slightest!

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How to Keep Cool This Summer on a Budget

How to Keep Cool This Summer on a Budget

Ever since I started living on my own and paying my own bills summer has been a pain in my wallet. Thankfully the my current apartment and my previous apartment both had heat and hot water included with the rent, so my electric bill was pretty minimal for most of the year. However, once the air conditioner turns on my bill jumps from around $30 to over $100. 

Staying cool is a huge issue for me because I overheat super easy. Like, a short 10 minute walk around my office parking lot in 75°F weather leaves me red and sweaty pretty quick.

So here are a few of my tips to stay cool and potentially save you some money on your electric bill!

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How to Take Your Life Out of the Fast Lane

How to Take Your Life Out of the Fast Lane

Recently I posted about How Instant Gratification and Constant Media has Affected My Life. It’s one of the biggest issues I’ve had in a while. The constant on-the-go mentality and getting bored from just one thing has made me want to slow my life down, to take myself out of the fast lane, so to speak.

I’ve decided on a set of rules for myself to keep my on track with slowing my life down and making the little things more enjoyable. Here is my list.

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