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why self assessment is so important

Starting a new fitness journey is something that all of us can do. You may find yourself feeling exempt from such a statement, but I ask you to think about the premise of a "fitness journey" in a new perspective. A journey cannot be deemed as such without the inclusion of a destination. Before any kind of diet or workout routine is begun, there has to be an end goal in mind. For many of us, we'd simply like to look a bit more "toned" or "drop a few pounds from the mid-section". While both are completely reasonable and attainable goals, it leaves a lot of room for error....too much room. Before I begin the annual summer trim, I take time...

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creating your own unique style: Part 1 "Inspiration"

English author William Ralph Inge once said: “What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.” In reality, it is near impossible to create a style that is truly original to you. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are influenced through the exposure to countless events in your everyday life. These influences impact you in such a way that you feel the need to be perceived in a particular way. Over time, you begin to build an identity. One of the most common outlets of expression of your identity is your personal style. Whether you want to create the image of being a business professional, a rebel, a conservative, or a free spirit, etc. you are going to choose to style yourself...

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why i wear: aviator sunglasses

If you have been consistently reading the blog posts you may have taken notice of one particular trend in my choice of items relative to my style, they are all rather conservative, but functional, products. Rarely will I receive compliments on any specific piece I am wearing, but in my opinion, the finished created when pieces are placed together is both unique and refined. I have been rather shy for all of my life. It is a rarity for me to go up and initiate a conversation with anyone. I commonly have trouble creating common ground with a newly introduced person, and although I am fairly articulate when it comes to writing, my vocabulary is often incredibly limited due to nervousness....

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why i wear: a watch with a cracked crystal

Developing my own style stemmed from including pieces over time that were not only aesthetically pleasing, but also served an additional function in my daily life. Back in 2012, my sister was living in Australia at the time and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go and visit her during one of my holiday breaks in college. Our goal was to embark on a cross county road-trip from Perth to Uluru and back. A trip that would span nearly two weeks of solid travel. Upon arriving at Perth Airport, I was picked up in the camper van that she, her boyfriend, and one of their friends from Ireland had rented and we began our journey. Without going...

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why i wear: destroyed flannels

With the addition of these style-related blog posts, you soon realize that my clothing options follow a particular set of requirements. 1) They reflect a past experience that I have had. 2) They represent a particular aspect of time 3) They are mostly all unfashionable. I began wearing flannels following my first year of college because it was just a common item seen around campus. All I needed was a pair of Timberland boots, jeans, and a flannel and it was easy to blend in with the crowd. At the time, I was really trying to create a sense of belonging, so purchasing a few flannels was just a way I tried to fit in. (We'll talk more on these...

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