Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why are you traveling?

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Even if you’ve just skimmed through this blog, you’ve probably gathered that self-development is very important to me. I gobble up new books, podcasts, products, and information like it’s my day job. You also may have noticed my ever-growing Bucket List of places I want to visit, things I want to do, and experiences I want to participate in. While on a weekend trip to the East Coast, a good friend questioned my true intention behind wanting to experience these things. He did this simply by asking, “Why?”
 
At first, I gave the typical answers you would expect out of a young adventuress: “I want to have as many experiences in this life as possible,” “I want to immerse myself in the culture,” “There’s a whole world to explore,” “I want to understand the way these people think,” etc. Then, we really delved into the underlying reasoning. I’m going to share what I discovered with you, but honestly, my ego does not want to – it would rather hide in its little shell and maintain a good appearance. Anyway… 
 
Why I wanted to travel:
  •  unconsciously seeking self-expansion 
  •  to be seen by others as someone who is well-traveled 
  •  to try and enhance my sense of self-worth through these experiences
  •  to try and find myself 
  •  to impress others 
Why I want to travel Now
  •  Use this life to its fullest
  •  See the beauty this world holds 
The underlying reason behind us seeking all these experiences is to expand…and it is totally illusory! The only way we can truly expand is internally (e.g. through meditation). Travel and having exciting experiences isn’t at all wrong, it’s just vital to recognize the real thing we are seeking cannot be found through it. No matter how many stamps I get on my passport, how my times I jump out of a plane, or how many items I cross off of my bucket list, I will not be fulfilled. There may be a temporary high or a brief sense of accomplishment from these experiences, but we will be left wanting more. 
 
Why is that you travel? I’d love to hear about any similar realizations you’ve had or any completely different ideas you’ve thought on the topic! 
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Find romance in all facets of life!

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A lot of us have a tendency to expect our romantic partners to fulfill all of our needs. The thing is, it’s totally unrealistic to expect one person to do so! Take the pressure off of him/her and start finding romance, joy, and fulfillment in all facets of your life!

The Weekend Experience – Escape from mediocrity!

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The Weekend Experience - Escape from mediocrity!

Fellow adventurers, I would like to introduce you to a very special individual, Kyle Cease.

If you’ve not heard of him, your world is about to be rocked! Kyle is an extremely accomplished comedian, turned transformational speaker. He is completely unique in his “conscious comedy” and has reached hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe. I bring him up to you, because he is having an event this July, The Weekend Experience. If you are into self-development, transformation, consciousness, comedy, or are just ready to say “screw it” to mediocrity, this event is for you.

I encourage you to go to http://www.KyleCease.com for more information – tickets are selling very quickly – and I look forward to seeing you there!

What’s in store for the foreign exchange rate in 2013

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Alright, folks, I’ve decided to open up Adventurous Andrea to guest posts and will be featuring more guest writers as time goes on. I love hearing other’s adventure, travel, informational, and life stories, and figured you do too! Because of my upcoming travels to Europe, a topic I’ve been researching more and more is exchange rates. When Peter shared some of his content with me, I was intrigued and figured I’d offer some of his knowledge to you. Without further adieu, I give you…

What’s in store for the foreign exchange rate in 2013

08.04.2013
by Peter Lavelle

Are you planning to move to Europe, like Andrea? If so, find out here what’s in store for the foreign exchange rate in 2013!

So far in 2013, the US dollar has been king of the hill where the foreign exchange rate is concerned.

On March 12th for instance, the greenback hit its highest against the UK pound since June 2010, or almost 3 years.

And on the 27th of March, the buck touched its strongest against the euro since November 21st last year, or close to 6 months.

How come? Well, it’s because, while the economies of Europe are still stuck in the mud, the US has been entering top gear.

For instance, the US has created close to 215,000 jobs each month since last November, which is no slow going.

Moreover, there’s an excellent chance the foreign exchange rate will reach fresh heights before the year is out.

First, this is because, if the US keeps creating jobs at this pace, the Federal Reserve will decide the economy no longer needs support, and stop printing money. That will quickly lift the buck.

Second, Europe is in recession, and looks set to stay there. That will put continued pressure on the UK pound and euro.

Given that, not only is it a good time to exchange currencies, but the foreign exchange rate could continue to pick up this year!

About the Author

Peter is an economist at foreign exchange broker Pure FX.

If you’d like a personalised forecast for the foreign exchange rate, pay him a visit! He’d be delighted to tell you what he thinks will happen next to the US dollar.

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