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IFMC #5

Aug 20 2020


Life has provided its fair share of obstacles lately as Bradleigh and I attempt to purchase our first home, something for which we have dreamed about and prepared for nearly a decade.

In the midst of numerous delays and what feels like neverending sources of frustration (we are after all going on 3+ weeks of living in a campground and out of our cars after needing to leave our apt, a date that was supposed to be AFTER our scheduled closing on a home), I am reminded of this quote by Beverly Sills, an American operatic soprano from the 1950's:

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Maybe, where we're trying to go, or where you want to be in life, is absoultely a place worth going. It just might take some time, and some patience, to get there.

IFMC #9

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IFMC #8

This quote from acclaimed naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, may be just the reminder you needed to pursue life with passion, regardless of your path.

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IFMC #7

Giving back to the places that I love and embracing a new wardrobe item that has become a staple in my life...

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IFMC #6

Get ready to reboot your outlook with some important messages from an unlikely source, 17-year old high school student Zach Sobiech... 

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IFMC #4

After a couple hours of serious vegging on the couch last Saturday evening in front of our smart tv, I decided to click on one more Youtube video before calling it a night. This is the video I chose...

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IFMC #3

Use this simple trick to help you remain a lifelong learner...

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IFMC # 2

Improve your DIY skills with the help of Jeff Thorman, host of the increasingly popular youtube channel Home RenoVision DIY...

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IFMC #1

The inaugural post featuring Inspiration From the Mind of the Coog introduces you to a new, Swedish artist...

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Inspiration From The Mind Of The Coog - What Is This?

Learn more about this bi-weekly series that will give you the chance to discover new sources of inspiration...

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