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Sometimes we adoptees are straight up assholes!

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Everything has to do with adoption and at the same time, nothing has to do with adoption. It’s one of those weird concepts where you know that part of who you are is made up of what the adopters tried to make you, and the other part is your nature.

I believe it is everything and nothing.

I’ve met many adoptees but most of them have been online. And as much as I would like to blame some of their behavior on adoption, I have to be real with myself and with them that it may not actually be just adoption that made you into an asshole.

I was working closely with one adoptee who was great in the beginning. So nice, so sweet, so funny. And then something just changed. I started backing away a bit because I felt something was not quite right. Some things this person said…

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Best Ways To Get Around NYC – Rendezvous En New York

If you want to travel the world and see everything in all of its glory then you are not alone. Hundreds of people make the decision to do this every single year and it is a great experience. If you want to get the best result out of it however then you do need to make sure that you take…

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Why Do Bloggers Get Irritated That I Reblog?

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Why do bloggers get irritated that I reblog?

For those who are new to my page and to the few who emailed me this past week complaining about my reblogging tactics let me explain to you why I do it.

First, I don’t focus on reblogging as a “cheap trick to create content on my page that someone else created.” as one of you suggested.  I reblog as a way to help others gain exposure for their work that they many not have been able to get on their own.

Second, reblogging is not stealing.  Those blogs that I reblog have voluntarily left links for their post in the comments of my “I’ll Reblog Your Page.”

And lastly, if you don’t like the reblogs you have 2 very, very, very, very, very easy solutions.

  1. Turn off email notifications for my page
  2. Unsubscribe from Dream Big.  You made the choice to follow my page.  I did not twist your arm and ask you to subscribe and I completely understand if you feel the need to stop following my page.

But what I am not going to do is stop sharing other pages and I will never stop giving back to the blogging community.

You may return to the royal wedding now.

Danny

The #1 Thing You Can Do Is To Find A Job You Love

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Is To Find A Job You Love…

A few weeks ago I let everyone know that I received a promotion at my company.  I am no longer working in marketing sales, but have been promoted to more of a sales training position.  The great thing about my job now is I am still able to work in the field calling on clients, but now I do it with other reps helping them fine-tune their skills.

Here’s the great thing about my career…I LOVE IT!

When you work in marketing you are constantly chasing the next new client which doesn’t leave a lot of time for celebrating victories.  In my new role I am able to help account execs improve their skill set and seeing them find new success is incredibly rewarding for me.  Yesterday one of the reps smiled after getting 2 new appointments via cold calling and her excitement added fuel to my fire.

My job does require quite a bit of travel, but I am adjusting to the change.  The toughest thing is balancing my new eating regimen while I’m on the road.  So to help me with this, I have bought a nice cooler which I take with me to carry my essentials like vegan, GF mayo and mustard, chicken breast, my bread, GF cereal, veggie chips, etc.  This way I can make sandwiches for lunch and take with me to each property.

All-in-all things are coming along and I am loving it.  I have always said there is not enough time in life to work a job you hate and I still believe it.  If you hate your job, why put yourself through that torture?  I understand some people work jobs they hate because of the money, but there are other companies that pay equal to that you might like.

Don’t sell yourself short.  If you hate your job, then update your resume and find a company for which you can enjoy working.  Sometimes we trap ourselves in thinking we can’t do better; and that simply isn’t true.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Danny

The Best Thing About Multiple-Destination Vacations

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The Best Thing About Multiple Destination Vacations…

In 16 days Evelina and I leave for Naples and I cannot wait!  We will be at the condo for 6 days followed by 3 days at Disney World.  I love multiple destination trips because it feels like 2 vacations in one.  Our Naples trip will be relaxing with only a few activities planned.  Our goal is to lie on the beach a lot and swim in the pool ever more!

The only 2 activities on the books are parasailing and eating at Grouper and Chips.

Disney, on the other hand, requires more planning and will be more walking and less relaxing.  It is so much fun though.  This trip we are not going to spend the entire day inDanny's iphone 444 Magic Kingdom nor are we going to Hollywood Studios.  We will commit a half day to MK and Animal Kingdom and a full day to Epcot Center, which is our favorite park.

Having 2 destinations gives us something to look forward to while we are relaxing on the beach.  Usually the trip is over once you begin cleaning up the house and packing suitcases.  Having another destination to end the trip builds a whole new level of excitement mid-trip!  That in itself makes the second leg of vacation worth it.

All-in-all we are super excited.  I guess if you aren’t excited for vacation, then you need to re-evaluate what type of trip your taking!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Danny

When Stigma Kept Me Quiet

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I’m grateful now for something I didn’t think was possible years ago, when I was first diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia — People are talking about mental illness.

Stigma is still strong, but it’s beginning to lessen. The conversation is open. Nearly every day, I hear someone speak out. Often there are news stories focused on mental health. Actors, singers, athletes, and famous people publicly share their stories.

People are acknowledging that mental illness is a real medical illness that should not be ignored.

Schools are starting to offer courses in mental health. Teens are learning about mental illness through programs such as Ending the Silence, developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Thousands of mental health organizations around the world have resources available to help those affected.

Things have definitely changed since I was a young girl, when I experienced confusing and frightening symptoms, which I…

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A Walk in the Woods

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We at last have some warmer weather and I decided it was perfect to take Biasini for a  hack in the forest. I think it is good for Biasini’s mental health and for mine to get out of the arena and go for a trail ride once a week if possible.   I did not know if we would be having black flies or not. These are small little terrors that love to give you a nasty bite. So I put on Biasini’s ear protectors and took my trusty fly swoosher. This is like a small stick with 12 inches of black horse tail attached. It is very useful for swooshing away any flies that are bothering Biasini. We set off to the west of the barn and through the pine forest until we came out to the York Regional Forest.  Just before we joined the forest trail I saw a…

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