You cannot find peace by avoiding life
-Virginia Woolf

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The reason most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals - not for the person we're going to be when we reach them - we set our goal for the person we are when we set them.
-Dan Gilbert

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This is an amazing short video of clouds in the Grand Canyon. Undulating waves of clouds makes it look like a lake of clouds.

Simply stunning

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There are a lot of places that hold special memories.
But, what are perfect places, anyway?

No one is going to stand up and hand you a plate of progress in life. You must make progress by your own sheer will, discipline, and efforts every day.

– Brendon Burchard

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Simply Sublime

by Anna Taberko

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I have not been tracking or logging anything for the past 2 or 3 weeks.

I had felt like it wasn't doing anything. There was no motivational umph to it. There was no reason I was doing it other than to do it. So, I stopped doing it.

I think that was a mistake.

Today I'm am starting to track and log things again. I am doing this because I believe that it will be the beginning of a trend for me. A feeling that I am accomplishing something. A quantifiable thing to look at as I start to work toward some personal goals that I am beginning to flesh out and brainstorm.

So, I am going to be logging what I eat and drink into my Fitbit app again. I'm going to start weighing myself again and throwing that into Fitbit. I'm going to start up the bullet journal that I have neglected for too long to track my chores, tasks, to do's, wants, goals, and ideas. I'm going to start reviewing my day in Exist.io again.

I'm going to to all of this and more as the holiday season starts because I want to hit the ground running come 2018 and not let my demotivational procrastination derail me from reaching the goals that I vaguely hold as intangible ideas.

I am not a morning person by nature. I can, if needed, be ready to go shortly after waking up. But, I much prefer to take my time getting ready for the day.

It is not unusual for me to spend 2 hours drinking coffee and browsing the internet while watching YouTube videos in the morning.

Sometimes, I feel guilty at "wasting" the time.

Sometimes, I understand that I don't need to be productive all the time everyday.

Sometimes, I call myself lazy for my morning habits.

I think I read too much productivity porn on the internet and need to forgive myself more. I don't have to be busy 24-7. I don't always have e to be doing something.

So.etimes it is okay to watch YouTube and just be.

When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
- Sarah Kendzior

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Simply stunning photos from Petri Juntunen in his series At the Heart of It All.

My favorite is this barely illuminated outpost along a fence. Anything could be hiding in the darkness.

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