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Changing the World One Day At a Time (Seriously)

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Apparently, not writing regularly on a blog is a habit hard to kick. Like chronic shoe shopping…or in my case, chronic Star Wars shopping. Or books. I have a serious weak spot for books. Don’t even trying to tell me otherwise if it’s a new Star Wars book.

Anyways, I acknowledge I’ve been terrible at keeping up with this and I wish I could report that I’ve been off doing incredibly adventurous things, like horse racing or fire fighting or hiking the North Shore. But I’ve been really tired lately. Really, really tired. Sure, I’ve been cooking a new recipe here and there (lots of Meatless Monday, healthy concoctions) and I’ve finally been able to have a few beach days (hello, toasty tan). But more often than not, I’m laying on the couch or sitting on the back deck reading a book.

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21 Signs You Need To Drop Him — For Real This Time

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It’s not breaking up because you haven’t been together for the past 2.5 years, but there are times where it feels like you’re still in some sort of psuedo-relationship. But let’s get brutally real here, honey. It’s time to end it. Stop dragging it out. Cut the cord. Move on. (Do I need to keep going, or do you catch my drift?)

It’s time to dump him for once and for all.

As if you needed more reasons than are already in your arsenal. But just in case, here are 21 signs. Big red flag signs you need to stop hedging and actually break it off with him in every way possible.

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What Would You Do If You Only Had One More Day?

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Sad news in the office. A colleague revealed she’s dealing with breast cancer and experienced her first round of chemotherapy merely a day ago, and it hadn’t hit home until she walked away from the appointment. Bluntly: that sucks.

No one should ever have to experience cancer or watch someone go through it. While my results ended up being a positive thing for me, I had my brush with cancer. The anxiety of thinking I had it was enough to end me. Imagine if that phone call had gone the other way…

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Weekly Finds: May 26 – 30

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Sorry for being a few days late with my Weekly Finds post! There’s been a whirlwind of Episode 7 news, and I received my first issue of Star Wars Insider magazine in the mail on Monday (I know, what the heck took me so long?), and I’ve been devouring every word three-times over.

Back to my Weekly Finds…Reasons to love my home state, plus The Hunger Games AND Star Wars themed weddings? COUNT THIS JEDI IN!

Without further adieu, here’s what the Modern Jedi fell in love with last week —>

500 Things Every Jedi Should Do…

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… Before becoming one with the Force.

There’s a lot to be seen and done in this world. The question isn’t how or why one should do what strikes their fancy. No, the real question is when we will do all the things we dream about and talk about. What’s holding us back? A multitude of reasons. Fear, money, a grown-up job, family, time commitment…the list rambles on and on.

I’m not saying those are bad reasons. Not at all. You can’t just wake up and decide to climb Mount Everest on a whim. You need a plane ticket, a car to get to the base camps, and then funds to pay the Sherpas. Unless you’re Bill Gates or Ivanka Trump, I doubt you have those types of funds available immediately.

I made a resolution this New Year’s to travel and live more. I’ve booked a trip to Cape Cod this summer, and I am stoked. I’m actually fulfilling something I’ve talked and talked about, going to see a new place I’ve never been. Yes, I am stoked.

Recently, I stumbled across this card pack titled 500 Things You Must Do Once In A Lifetime. As I’m flipping through the deck, I’m repeatedly being smacked in the face with how much more life I have to live. Not just for myself, but for others, too.

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Weekly Finds: May 19 – 23

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An iconic voice on helium. A grand opportunity on Tatooine (aka Abu Dhabi). Reaffirming my belief in one known as J. Law.

See what the Modern Jedi discovered and fell head over heels for this week —>

Weekly Finds: May 12 – 16

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Met Gala gowns (so pretty!).
Future wedding day inspiration (Home…home on the range…).
That’s “So Ew!” with Zac Efron (Because Monday mornings are just “so ew!”).

What the Modern Jedi loved last week —>

Weekly (Star Wars) Finds: May 5 – 9

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Last weekend launched the absolute holiday season. It’s not only Star Wars Day, oh no. It’s a 3-Day extravaganza!

May 4 – Star Wars Day / May the Fourth be With Your
May 5 – Revenge of the Fifth
May 6 – Return of the Sixth
May 7 – The Phantom Seventh (if so desired)

Because of this awesome stretch of days worthy of celebration, the Modern Jedi’s weekly finds were focused on just that…celebrating the greatest galaxy in the entire universe. Happy Star Wars Day, my friends! See what the Force guided me to last week —>

Takin’ It to the Next Level

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Rachel Ray Foodie Pick #6: Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

It’s easy to take your salad greens from blah to ooooh-la-la gourmet with chicken, crisp noodles and edamame.

It’s actually pretty dang slick. The additional toppings, a complimenting dressing and something crunchy are all included in a single box. You heat the chicken and veggies in the microwave for about 2 minutes, toss on the crispy bits, add the now warm chicken and veggies, and top it with as much or as little dressing as you like.

My favorite of the three I tried was hands down the Southwest-Style Chicken. Simple, a little kick in the pants, and pretty healthy. *Applauds* Well done, Lean Cuisine.

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Weekly Finds: April 28 – May 2

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BFF’s forever, a twerking Cinderella, and an 80-year-old dancer who has inspired me to pick my couch-lounging butt off the cushions.

See what the Modern Jedi loved this past week —>