Life and Travel Lessons from Tyler Durden

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Most of us are familiar with the movie Fight Club, the movie that came out in 1999 and quickly gained a cult following. Tyler Durden played by Brad Pitt and the narrator, a depressed and insomniac man played by Ed Norton made a lot of us think a lot. But it’s all a masterpiece created by the brilliant Chuck Palahniuk (author).

Whether you watched the movie or read the book, viewers and readers are left with a strong message: “This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” Continue reading “Life and Travel Lessons from Tyler Durden”

A Tragic Eye-Opening Refugee Story by Humans of New York

You may follow HONY (Humans of New York) on FB, Twitter, or Tumblr already, if not, you HAVE TO; and you may have come across this story but I absolutely couldn’t not share this. This story has to be read, it has to be known. The ways of this world are unacceptable, the selfishness, the heartlessness, the greed have taken over and are making this world a terrible place. We have to change. Continue reading “A Tragic Eye-Opening Refugee Story by Humans of New York”

25 More Things I Did Before Turning 25


When I finished my first list, I realized there were more things I wanted to include, so I made a second list.

It is nice to reminisce about the big and small, the fun, the accomplishing, and the brave things I have done in my life. There are many of these that I had forgotten about or rarely think about up until I started proactively thinking about points to add to the list. Even if you haven’t traveled far, I am sure many of you can sit down and think about many things you have overcome or felt proud of in your life, even if it was a small thing in the eyes of others. I invite you to make your own list and do it either privately or share it.

So here’s my next 25: Continue reading “25 More Things I Did Before Turning 25”

If Anyone Should Have A Role Model, It Should Be Dobri Dobrev

This is Dobri Dobrev.

Aged 98, he is a Bulgarian WWII veteran. Continue reading “If Anyone Should Have A Role Model, It Should Be Dobri Dobrev”

The Theme for 2014: “It is necessary to taste the vinegar, to appreciate the honey”

Rachel wrote this post to start the new year and I think it is the perfect theme to start off the new year. Read the post before my thoughts so they actually make sense.

My thoughts: I think it applies to so many things. I have experienced the vinegar to get to the honey many times in the past. It is about taking the risk, surpassing the fear, and jumping; and the bigger the risk the better the honey will taste. Primarily for me, I think there is a lot of “vinegar” to taste when one lives a life surrendered to God, but it will ultimately lead to the best of “honey”. Sometimes you get a glimpse of the bliss or a small taste of the honey along the way to keep you motivated to reach the goal of happiness or to get to the whole jar of honey. May you all find your jar!

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Since it’s the new year, I thought a motivational post would be necessary. I know it’s “cliche”; everybody will probably write that this year is a NEW year which means a NEW YOU!! And give tips on how to accomplish your New Years resolution. Whether it be eat healthier,  work out more, be more optimistic,  etc. But I wanted  to write it from the other prospective. And you’ll see what I mean by the end of this (well I hope you do)

To begin, let’s talk about the title of this post. AKA the quote:

It is necessary to taste the vinegar, to appreciate the honey.

While I was traveling in New Zealand, someone told me this quote. At first I gave him a confused looked, and said why are you talking about vinegar and honey?  But after talking about it for a while it’s true and it makes sense…

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