Africa / Jungle Date Night

Jungle / Africa Date Night

 

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Do you want to spice things up with your honey? Try this date idea!

Part of the Traveling the world Date Series! I give you Africa. Now Africa is a huge continent obviously! So you may want to choose a specific place say South Africa for example.

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I even wore a cheetah print dress, and we played jungle music while we ate. I hung fun balloons from the ceiling. I use to be able to find animal print stuff everywhere, but I really had to search. I think this was a really popular children’s birthday party theme when I was a kid, maybe its not as popular now?

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I decided to just use the entire continent as inspiration because it was easier to plan food around that.

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Menu

-tomato and cucumber salad

-Shrimp kabobs

-veggie platter with homemade hummus

-rice

-chips and guacamole

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It was a huge hit! We had a lot of fun. I recently read the book called Dead Aid. It is written by a woman who grew up in Africa and it goes into the foreign aid dependence and the future of Africa.So interesting! It facilitated a fascinating discussion with my man.

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We also talked about Jungle animals because I got him little party favors, which he loves. So we talked about what it would be like to be in the jungle! Fun times!

Let me know if you do a Jungle date?

What do you want to do with your life?

Where do you want to be in ten years?

We all put this question on the back burner and I think it’s because it seems far enough removed from our immediate future to really care about it. It’s easy to be ambitious about our future selves, and give ourselves more credit than we probably deserve. I am graduating with my Masters in the fall and I have no job prospects. While this scares the crap out of me, I still have to finish writing my thesis, and at the moment that seems scarier.

What are you doing next year?

I am turning 25 in July. That isn’t old but its dawning on me now that I am not a teenager anymore. I can’t be “the student” for much longer, I have to be an adult. This got me thinking about where I want to go and what I want to do.
I am not trying to scare you, I am trying to motivate you. Today I had a wakeup call. I have been feeling extremely lazy and I have been neglecting this blog. Mostly because it’s clear my followers are all spammers or they don’t speak English and from their comments I can tell they don’t read my actual posts. But maybe if I put more of myself into my posts, you will read them?

My goals right now are
1. Finish this semester strong, with high grades
2. Finish my thesis by August
3. Update this blog at least 3 times a week
4. Work on my graphic design skills
5. Reevaluate what I want to be

I always thought I would have my own talk show by now. I am kind of a fitness junkie and I thought I could start my own gym. All I need is a certified personal trainer and a nutritionist and together the three of us could revolutionize fitness. I don’t think that my fantasies are just going to magically happen one day. I doubt I will get on TV or Nike will pay me to wear their clothes. But I also don’t think I should give up on myself or my dream. I look at the Bloglates girl and the Tone it Up girls and how much they have accomplished, but also how hard they have worked. I am still figuring out who I am and I am still young.
I want you to know that if you are out their struggling, or doubting yourself. You can do it. If you want to be a top chef, I believe you can be. If you want to work for NASA I think you can. All you need is a little hard work and luck. I believe in you. If you’re willing to work hard and to try, I believe you really can achieve anything. You just have to want it.

 

My 25 year goals are:
1. Run a Half Marathon
2. Finish my Thesis and graduate with my Masters
3. Find a job I care about
4. Start paying off my student Debt
5. Save money for my trip to Europe

I don’t know why we get down on ourselves or beat ourselves up. There is always room for improvement but you should never doubt your own self worth. Where will you be in ten years, is something we should all think about more. What do you want to do in 10 years? what can you do right now to make yourself better, happier, or more positive?

The real question is WHERE do you want to be in a year?
What are your goals?
How do you stay motivated?

Send me your two lists of 5, what you want to do this year, and what are your future goals?