An awesome part of risk taking is the unknown answers to certain questions that can only come about from living the actual experience. Before hubby and I journeyed across the Atlantic, we decided to have somewhat of a brainstorm that mentioned all of the pros and cons about life abroad. Since we were not depending on retirement accounts, we were outlining our master plan as to how we would live abroad. In lieu of researching all of the preliminary steps for such a large move, I was happy to discover the Expat Focus blog. I met a few individuals who shared their experiences about living abroad and this was truly valuable. Once I arrived in Portugal, I wanted to capture all of the emotions I had about the experience and joined the Expat Focus blogging community. It served as a great outlet for me during my time abroad.

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Missing my MOMENT

15 years

5475 days of REGRET

525,600 minutes of DOUBT

788,400 minutes of RESENTMENT

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

I’ve been invited to join the #mywritingprocess blog tour by Kaolin, the author who wrote Talking About Race: A Workbook About White People Fostering Racial Equality in Their Lives (http://ltar-kaolin.blogspot.com/). I met Kaolin as an undergraduate student at the U...

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I was surprised today by what took place this morning! Normally I go to the Gym and participate in a group fitness class, but the rain kept me inside. I almost did not work out due to the weather, but I knew I had pent up energy to release from the daily rigors of life.

Interestingly, my work out ...

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Book Pre-Launch: Why Tomorrow Can’t Wait
Dr. Allana Da Graca

I began writing my latest self-help book Tomorrow Can’t Wait two years ago.  I remember this vividly as I was at a place of introspection.  I thought of all of the that people would say, “You have completed so much in your life and...

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I purchased a French language CD to become fluent over night. I played my CD’s in the car, while completing chores and running errands. . I would be happy if I understood my husband speaking and I was able to catch some of his words. The Audio CD experience has been great, but U got tired of tryin...

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Aujourd’hui, je visite le groupe de conversation française. Le groupe dispose d’une rencontre avec les étudiants. Langue française ce n’est pas facil. J’éprouve un petit problème avec l’accent.

Today I had the pleasure of attending a conversation group for French learning. It was fun...

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My research in education has taught me that there are choice patterns that individuals follow that determine the success or failure of reaching a particular milestone in life. Milestones can be viewed as the necessary steps a person must complete in a satisfactory manner to arrive at personal or pro...

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Bonjour A Tous!  (Hello Everyone!)

Traveling abroad is a great opportunity to learn about others and learn about various communities. When I go to a new destination I always ask the following questions:

 

  1. What would it be like if I were to live here?
  2. What are the culinary options of choice?
  3. W...

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