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Happy Links: From Yoda to Adventure


{Every Friday, I share a round-up of happy links because these resources have inspired me to make positive changes in my life. I hope they motivate and inspire you, too! Enjoy.}

In addition to work, I’ve been reading good books, articles online, hiking, and I also started swimming this week. The local pool opened, and I’m excited to get back into lap swimming.

I started swimming as a little kid, was part of my high school swim team, and as an adult, I joined a masters swim team. I missed my regular swims and was starting to feel desperate to get back into the water.

I wish we had a masters team in Yreka and a pool that was open year round, but I’ll take what I can get. I’m going to enjoy the pool for the next few months. Plus, I have a swimming buddy, which makes me super happy!

Now onto this week’s happy links …

On Yoda & motivation.

I enjoyed Jess Lively’s interview with Hilary Rushford because it was so helpful.

A powerful podcast about money problems and life.

So good: “Paying Off a Mortgage in Seven Years.

A beautiful post about change, uncertainty, and unplugging: “The Unlikely Reaction to Filling Life’s Holes.”

I loved these essays: “On Opening to Love (again)” and “When the Dream Doesn’t Match the Reality.”

This one simple thing can make your life much better.

On working hard and loving it!

A great post on traveling solo.

So true: “You can choose to see every day as an opportunity for adventure, and welcome little moments of whimsy, or you can drudge through every day like it’s a chore, totally numb.”

Be well,

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  • Marla June 20, 2015, 7:07 am

    Ah. Once again, I am drawn down the rabbit hole into someone’s world. Thanks so much for a quick peering into another’s way. For me, AGS’s writings about her daily life, and her journey through art is very inspiring. Her choice of words….in self-description made me laugh… “Other things of note? I have the cutest dog in the world and a degree in Economics. I am terrible at soccer, have an innate talent for awkward conversation, and love attending weddings.” I love it. Sooo understated in a world of over-statement.

    Also, I must thank you, Tammy, for on-going inspiration, shots of visual beauty, and words that I carry around with me and ponder for a while… I have just jumped off another edge and began giving riding lessons to young children… pretty fun. I did also officially begin writing my first book about a year ago….need to get back to it…and I must say that reading about others who sneak writing into their daily life of many other endeavors, is motivating. I appreciate your website. Marla

    • Tammy Strobel June 20, 2015, 1:08 pm

      Thank you, Marla! I appreciate the kind words. Keep writing and have fun giving riding lessons! That sounds like an amazing adventure. 🙂

  • Nathan Atkinson June 24, 2015, 7:41 am

    Thanks for the great links! I may borrow your idea and start doing something like this on my blog too 🙂

  • Katie June 24, 2015, 9:54 am

    Thanks for these amazing links Tammy, I have downloaded the podcasts and really really really enjoyed Lisa Congdon’s post and the one about how good writing is for you. I just treated myself to a new notebook as my current one has only 4 pages left, and as I now have 5 days to wander around Paris and devour books and notebooks – that is exactly what I’m going to do – tuck into reading and WRITING! 🙂 Katie. X