Being A Tourist In My Own Town

On the Day 14 of 15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge, Natalie Sisson called for us to explore the places where we leave and discover wonderful things they have to offer.

This past weekend, I decided to visit Hello Kitty exhibit in Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles. The exhibit is displayed at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) until April 25, 2015. This trip was a triple whammy for me: I have never been to Little Tokyo, I have never visited JANM and I wanted to see something as fun as Hello Kitty throughout the years.

Since the pictures worth a thousand words, below are some of the photos I took. Enjoy!

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Day 15: Daily Challenge I Liked The Most (15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge)

Today is Day 15 of the 15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge called out by Natalie Sisson!

The challenge for today is to choose ONE daily challenge from the past 14 days that I liked the most and why.

First of all, WHOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! That’s me crying and being sad that the challenge is over. It’s been a lot of fun and learning. And inspiration. And new ideas. And meeting other awesome bloggers.

Before I choose my favorite challenge, I want to talk about what I loved the most about the 15 Day To Freedom Blog Challenge overall, my lesson learned if you will. I had a couple of blogs for a couple of years and I’ve always felt intimidated by the idea of producing content because I felt that every post had to be epic, all-encircling, a full-on coverage of a topic and all that is related to it.

Throughout this 15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge we were asked to pick and talk about just ONE thing at a time, every time. This made the task that much less intimidating and much more manageable. Thoughts, one bite size at a time. So simple, yet so powerful.

Thinking of the posts in this manner gave me a ton of ideas and got me excited about the future posts on my blogs. I have filled out an editorial calendar for one for the next 3 months and for another one for the whole year.

THANK YOU, Natalie!

Now, onto the subject of my favorite challenge.

My favorite challenge was Day 1: Daily Success Plan. I loved imagining what my perfect successful day is going to be and knowing, that if I work at it, it will become a reality. Speaking of it in a present tense, made it that much more real and attainable. Seeing what I want so clearly made me focused and committed to the future I want.

I intend to continue to post on this blog (and later, its permanent home at SimplyNewBlog.com) and help people to simplify their lives.

Day 5: One Bad Habit To Replace With Good (15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge)

Today is Day 5 of the 15 Days To Freedom Blogging Challenge called out by Natalie Sisson!

The challenge for today is to identify ONE bad habit that I want to get rid of and a good habit I will replace it with.

One of the bad habits that’is affecting my life and in turn business is not exercising. My life is busy and stressful and I feel constantly tired. To be more energized I need to exercise, but I’m always too tired to begin, so it becomes a bit of a vicious circle.

I enjoy yoga, it fits my personality and temperament and back in May of last year I took on a month of yoga to build the habit, but, as Natalie mentioned in the challenge, you need over 60 days to build a habit, and so I wasn’t successful to sticking to it that first time around.

Since this year I am building simply new me, I am, once again, taking on doing yoga daily and I will do it until April 1st, which will make it over 70 days in a making. Along with yoga I will incorporate meditation.

Building this habit will not only help me be more balanced, relaxed, focused and healthy, it will also get me on the path of making my daily success plan a reality.

Anyone has a good online yoga video series to suggest?

Taking on a Challenge: 15 Day To Freedom Blog Challenge with Natalie Sisson

I’m taking on the challenge called out by Suitcase Entrepreneur and Freedom Fighter Natalie Sisson, 15 Day To Freedom Blog Challenge!

Natalie, who I follow and who inspires me to become a happier, location-independent me, called out a challenge to her followers “designed to get you into the habit of daily blogging while creating more freedom in your life and business”.

The challenge comes at the perfect time as I’m embarking on a year of a focused effort to simplify my life, improve my health and grow my business. This effort is not a New Year’s resolution, but a new phase of my growth as a complete individual. I am building on the momentum of 2014, a year where I saw more from myself than I did in decades.

As I’m returning to this blog, I find it ironic and symbolic that the last time I wrote on here was exactly 4 years ago. Life definitely moves in spirals and it’s up to us to make sure these spirals move upwards.

The challenge starts on January 15th, and it’s only the beginning. Follow along and keep me honest.

Simply New Me…