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A Healthy Balance

You need it with all things. Especially here. You start to live like you wouldnt at home (or maybe you do,idk) and pretty soon you wonder what in the world you were thinking.You have nothing to show for your time here.Sure, some memories but little to no money. Maybe even a deficit. Its imperative to have a healthy balance. This means you will be saying no. A lot. Either they will stop asking or you will get tired of saying it but stick to your guns. Its a necessary evil. And I would dare to say that it doesnt matter if you have massive debt or no debt it is still wise to save and invest for the future. It makes life later that much easier.

Thats not to say it is easy to do so. So many people have Fannie and Freddie and Sallie and only God knows who else with their hands out. PAY THEM. And maybe there will be less hands when you reach good ol' American soil again,lol.

But I digress. The point of this entry was to say that my healthy balance is to have one trip per year. Yep.Only one. And thats fine by me because that fits into my written goals. Any more and I would be chasing my tail. Until now, that has included our trip home the first year (since thats the only place we went). This year I will be visiting two places-Nepal and China.  The first will be sort of an internship where I will be working with a photographer for a local newspaper. I hope to do a lot in a week's time because that's how long Im staying.If I like it, I could always go back or do it somewhere else. Im hoping that what I learn from that experience will easily transfer to China. I should come back with some wonderful pictures.

Im probably going to go through so many emotions from now until I hit foreign soil. I love the experience once I reach my destination but the act of traveling makes me soooo nervous! Im gonna need prayer!


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It's coming.

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Moroccanoil Soap

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Today, I ran across this product

 And while waiting in line for a price, an Arabic lady gave it the once over, looked inside, and nodded her head in approval of what was inside. After seeing it was only 9.50 dhm, I got another. Once I try it, I will certainly give a review! In the meantime, here is information about the product-or products like this:

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