• The only people for me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to live , mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn , burn like fabulous Roman candles exploding like spiders across the starts • ~ Jack Kerouac

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More frequently people are constantly beginning to focus on material possessions, winning and impressing society as an important way of living that they become blinded and forget to enjoy life.

Life's to short is a typical clique that is tossed around more that your regular salad. But it so true!! And we're beginning to forget what really matters!

A huge stress in now encountered by many who are trying to fit into the perfect idea of life that society has created and it is extremely draining and time consuming. And today this is what many get caught up in, losing track of whats really important and what matters.

"Life's to short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you well and forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything will be ok and happens for a reason. If you get a chance take it, if it changes your life let it. Nobody said life would be easy... they just promised it would be worth it" ~ H. Mackey

Ok so life is short. Does it make any difference knowing that? Well it has for me. After realization that I'm going to have to cram in a lot of adventures and happiness into a short time frame and accepting this has made a difference for me. Today it's not just a figure of speech but a way to remember and to learn to appreciate life, the small things and the tings that truly do matter. Because time is limited, we can't live forever.

Have have come to realize not to take life for granted and to focus on just one day at a time and learnt not to plan so far ahead and to make the mode of every moment, to be myself and to be fun.

"At any moment life can change dramatically right before your eyes and be changed for eternity."

So make the most of every moment, every opportunity and remember to live, to live for what actually matters. Put aside material possessions, winning and society and listen to your self in what you want as an individual and do it. Take charge. You can't spend time cari g what others think otherwise it will be to late.

"Life is short, time fast, there is no replay and no rewind. So enjoy every moment as it comes."

Plan big and don't wait. Do it. Because in the end we only regret the chances we didn't take. The life span we have is no way near long enough to see and experience everything life consists of, no matter how big the desire. But maybe that's it. Everybody is different and maybe everybody is meant to experience their own little bit of life and together that's living.

L I V E Y O U R L I F E , L I V E 4 Y O U R S E L F

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A clear memory still remains with me, sitting in the Auckland airport waiting to take on my next adventure and all the future possibilities rushing through my mind. So much excitement i could have exploded! I knew I would miss my friends and family but what did I have to lose!? That chapter in life was finished and better things were calling and awaiting me. I always been one with itchy feed for adventure and to be outside so the idea of Canada was perfect! I can't recall at all been any bit nervous either. I was so keen to get on that plane as I could tell this was the right thing! I was going to discover my self, life and open my eyes to the world. I knew from then this wasn't some silly soul search but rather a way to build on who I really am and explore the world, to see what's really out there for me.

Since moving abroad over a year ago I have found my self flooded with willingness to be more open minded and to many different ways of life. It's safe to say travel has helped me grow and pressure my passion to explore and see all variations of the world and life. I have learnt so much importance to life in such a short amount of time that no school, lecture or parent could ever teach! I guess what I'm trying to describe is a indescribable feeling that you don't really understand till you set your self free to explore. I have learnt to be my own individual, and learnt sensitivity ( sounds silly but it's true when brought up on a typical kiwi farm) , I have learnt to stand up for my self, to appreciate , to be ambitious, to be strong and courageous and to take chances. Because travel has taught me that I want to live. Live a full life.

It still confuses me though when you cross that one person that always asks " what do I want to do in the future?" I guess it bugs me cause it's reality and I'm still caught up in my passion to travel . I constantly want to reply with explore as I have no desire to settle. Although I know this is something I really need to face, I know I'm not ready to face it yet! I want to do what I want to do. This adventure is still young and working a proper job or sitting behind a desk really isn't even in the question! But when the time is right I feel I will know the answer.

Going back as young as I can remember, I always recall life appearing scary without a plan or some thought or idea. But since boarding that plane and becoming open to new things again travel has taught me another different life skill. That a plan isn't always required. Sometimes it's easier and a better adventure awaits if you just let go and follow the wind. You may not see it in the present time but let go have faith and see what happens, because right now you are where you need to be, and the best experience can not be planed. Take the risk and have no regrets! Because a story is an experience and an experience is living! It may be scary and it may be hard but it always ends up the way it should. Now that I have learnt to let go, breath and see what happens I find it hard to ever make a plan as I enjoy the mystery and all the endless possibilities I'll get to experience.

The world is so big, so complex and so much I want to see and experience !!

Now that I have started the travel bug I just can't imagine stopping, and am not yet ready or willing. It has definitely sparked my desire to explore and see the world, to experience different ways of living. To meet different people and hear different stories. To make friends, too love, to cry, to enjoy, to learn, to fail , to try again, to achieve, to be happy and most importantly to be me! The travel bug teaches you too live and teaches you life and the heart felt aspects of humanity.

This adventure has definitely surrounded me with wonderful people who have founded the same happiness, passion and success all from travel. All from getting on a plane and thanking that chance. It's such beautiful vibes.

I can definitely say travel is humbling. And because of this growing desire to travel right now a career doesn't even make the first page. It sounds a bit childish I know but I'm 100% set on living! Travel has shown me the world is beautiful in many different ways , fun, scary, loving, heartbreaking and can hurt. But that's life. Make the most of it, get up and personal because other things will soon become so much more important in life.

"The world is big with endless number of ways to live in it, and try as we might to set up cultural norms, beliefs and expectations their aren't really any rules."

So I encourage you to travel, to explore and to live a life with zero regrets because sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. But it's all an experience and contributes too a story and too you. Don't be scared. Take the chance

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Twenty16 where do I even begin. You have been such an amazing, adventurous, mind opening , exciting year and still yet too mention the BEST year of my life . I'm so greatful to have had such a magical year and create so many beautiful memories, countless adventures and to be able to live my life! I have been able to meet so many beautiful souls along the way that have helped make 2016 as awesome as it was and help me to be me... a true me. I can't wait to see what twenty17 brings! I am defiantly ready for what ever is coming. I have learnt to breath in love and breath out gratitude and most of all to find happiness and magic all around me. "FILL YOUR HEART" I'm going into 2017 with this mantra!

Inspiration :
A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

Twenty17 resolutions :

~ Be positive
~ Drink more water
~ Spend more time with people who matter
~ Explore more
~ Be more mindful
~ Fill my heart

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These moments I am currently living are so precious….so magical….so spontaneous. I feel so grateful and happy that my passion and desire takes me to these places of beauty and joy to explore nature and capture the essence of these beautiful and still moments. I find myself dancing in the warm golden light of the sun in awe of the shimmering glittery snow and calming pastels in natures surroundings. This divine moment will be in my memory forever. This is a white Christmas .
I hope you can feel the love and joy in the air.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
🎄⛄️🎄⛄️🎄⛄️

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When the stress of life seems to build and form into one giant Mavericks size wave and you feel as though you can barely stay afloat, remember to breathe, remember your family and friends, remember those who fill your heart with love and joy. Take a moment to completely stop, breathe in deeply, find that still point in between the breath, and feel your centre return. Focus your attention on all the blessings in your life and your stressful perspective will begin to melt away into peace. Feel yourself rocking and rolling with those huge waves, riding them with grace, not letting anything knock you down. Life is ours for the creating. Treat it like a precious piece of art and with each stroke paint it with love and gratitude for the amazing being that you are.

Inspirational words for a very inspirational woman ❤️❤️❤️

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I’m feeling very thankful today for the beautiful and happy life I get to live. My life. Each day I get to wake up to dreams that are now reality and able create something beautiful, even if it is just a smile or an adventure to explore this beautiful planet . Each breath I take is refreshing and filled with love, filled with gratitude, for the amazing souls that I get to share this life with. Each day I am uplifted by the love I feel for nature , other souls and living. I’m bursting with passion at the thought of the creative possibilities and discoveries that await me. The adventures I am yet to partake in. It's weird how nature has such a soothing impact on life and allows you to open you eyes and clarify you thoughts. Remember Be loving. Be appreciative. Be humble. Be at peace. And let the wind take you on your journey.

The more you consistently choose loving, appreciative thoughts, the more your aura radiates out that energy of love and appreciation. Then, you truly uplift – what you focus upon shines and your mere presence illuminates.”Karen Whitaker

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I have learnt a lot this year. I have learnt that things don't always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I have learnt that there are things that can go wrong and that don't always get fixed or that get put back together the way they were before. I have learnt that some broken things stay broken, and I have learnt that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, As long as you have people who love you and remember to stay positive and happy. Just let the journey take you the way and remember to smile.  2016 was one of the best years yet! And there's still a few more days to make it even better! 

What a year 

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I'm a wee bit late with this thought but I'm keen to give it a go. Instead of going with the good old Christmas chocolate countdown calendar I'm willing to try something a bit different this year ( something better and healthier too). The idea sparked from a friend and I like it and it seems to be applying a ripple effect! Instead of opening chocolates every morning I'm challenging my self to do something nice for someone, for myself or for the earth up till Christmas! (And hopefully naturally after too).

I have missed a few days already but there's no harm in catching up and doing more than one a day!

So here it goes :

~Day 1: make a stranger laugh or smile
~Day 2: buy someone coffee
~Day 3: positive sticky notes for yourself
~Day 4: be mindful
~Day 5: open the door for someone
~Day 6: be a spark of kindness when someone needs it (positive)
~Day 7: hand out compliments like confetti
~Day 8: get food with a friend
~Day 9: reach out to someone you haven't talked to in a while
~Day 10: don't rush, let others go before you
~Day 11: send Christmas cards
~Day 12: pick up trash , be tidy, be clean
~Day 13: say nothing but nice things all day.
~Day 14: bake some cookies
~Day 15: give some self love. Do something for your body.
~Day 16: be thankful. Thank your self and others
~Day 17: listen well to every one around you
~Day 18: nice to nature , get a plant
~Day 19: give a decent tip to a server
~Day 20: do as many things as you can to help the earth
~Day 21: get a gift for someone you love
~Day 22: kindness to co- workers
~Day 23: donate & speak kindly
~Christmas Eve : call a friend or family member who won't be with you on Christmas.
~Christmas Day : spread joy , spread happiness & spread love

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Just some wise and inspirational words I stumbled upon and felt the desire to share.

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We're currently close to a mass extinction.

The last rhino of its kind needs 24/7 armed protection.

You may be asking yourself what is a mass extinction we'll let me help you :
A mass extinction = losing 3 out of 4 species

And now, today, we are close to the first mass extinction in 66million years.

It's already happening around us , in the world we live today.

By 2020 we could lose 2/3 of the worlds wild life.

Currently we are losing animals at a rate of 2% year and have already lost 1 out of 5 elephants this past decade.

By 2050 there could be more plastic in out beautiful oceans than fish. Now that's scary!!! And that's only the beginning. It's a ripple effect! If you start to take out important fresh water species you will see it start to effect and impact on other wild life.

Ask your self why is this happening?
> loss of habitat (Amazon rain forest)
> poaching of endangered species
> overfishing
> burning up fossil fuels
> explosion of the human population
> over producing meat products

All for our own benefit. And now the earths climate is changing . . . At a rate never seen before! Causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, which Is bad for everyone that lives on this earth.

Something that is incumbent upon each generation is to leave the world a better state for the next.

So take this motivation, and start doing your part!

We only have one planet. If we screw it up then we're gone.

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