Writing by Resty

Freelance Writer and Web Developer

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New Blog Direction, More Content

Hey Readers!

Since starting my blog back in December of 2015, I’ve definitely been busy. I haven’t quite reached my blogging goals—not by far—but I’ve learned a lot.

On the bright side, I’ve discovered lots of very good blogs and found inspiration reading countless posts. I’ve also found a job writing at a website marketing company, so I haven’t entirely been unproductive since graduating with my Bachelors of Arts in Literature and Writing. Now that I’m older, one thing is for certain: I want to be an independent business owner and work on the road.

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January goals: reading, health and finance

larm-rmah-151478Here’s my monthly update nine days late!

At the beginning of the month, I like to set attainable, measurable goals that I can track throughout the month. I also categorize those goals to focus on one area at a time when the time comes to handle those tasks.

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Taking a look back on 2017 and making plans for 2018

ashley-knedler-75600Shortcomings and Triumphs

In 2017, I overcame a lot of challenges. I moved out, I traveled to Europe, and I made incredible strides in my writing ability—but these were not accomplished without having faced a few challenges. I made a lot of mistakes in 2017 as I’ve made in the past before that, but that’s not to say I haven’t done many things right. Those mistakes have taught me to look forward and continue pushing on. Having learned from my faults, I’ve made adjustments to my previous goals and set a new 12 for this upcoming year.

Last year, I made a few bad investments and I hurt my knee in April running 10 miles on the treadmill, automatically disqualifying me from two of my goals: run a half marathon and a regular marathon. I exacerbated the injury playing basketball and was sidelined for a long time. I was seeing results, but then reinjured the knee in October playing tug-of-war at a work event. I’m receiving physical therapy for my injury, which is good, but I need to be careful and nurse my knee until I’m able to start running again.

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Learning about stocks, ETFs, and other investments

benjamin-davies-332625.jpgI’m obsessed with learning about stock market investing–so for my health and fitness readers, you can go ahead and skip this one. I’ll be back Sunday with my regular focus on veganism! But, since I can’t stop reading all I can about stocks, bonds, ETFs, index funds, options, and all the other brokerage jargon that is necessary to maintain a profitable portfolio, I’ve decided I just have to write about it.

Earning financial independence allows for greater freedom to pursue my other goals in life, which is I why I think it’s important to blog about. Investments can be a great place to grow wealth if you can stay smart and stick to a solid game plan.

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How consistency helped me reach my goals


People are met with many difficulties when trying to achieve a goal, leading many to quit. While these hardships can deter the weak hearted, those that persevere through those tribulations are reward triumphantly. There are many components to success, but one especially important one is consistency.

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Plans change for the better, preparing to travel abroad

The journey is greater than the destinationI’m obsessed with travelling. I can’t stop thinking about going overseas and living in another country like Japan or Korea. But, in order for that to happen, I need to prepare.

I have a lot to accomplish before leaving. I also need to shift goals around because things have changed. I will no longer buy a computer. Instead, I will save to buy a laptop, which I probably won’t do until I start working abroad. I still plan on running a half-marathon in June. I still plan on working out every chance I get.

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Overcoming challenges as a new vegan

You are what you eatI’ve been a Vegan for two months and eight days, and, while challenging, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I overcame many challenges, and now I’m much stronger than I was both mentally and physically.

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Dreaming Of Traveling The US In A Van

memories-are-a-lot-easier-to-carry-than-stuffThe life of “van dwellers” looks intriguing; purchase a tiny home on wheels, trick it out with the bare necessities, and head out for several months up to a few years travelling from city to city, sleeping at Wal-Marts, and experience the life of a modern traveling nomad. I want to do it.

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Plans to Travel to Europe, the Chance of a Lifetime

we-travel-not-to-escape-life-but-for-life-not-to-escape-usIt’s official. My family and I booked a flight to Europe in May. While I haven’t yet hashed out the details of the entire trip, I know that I’ll get to visit Spain before boarding a cruise ship to France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. I am very excited, to say the least.

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Personal Writing Goals for 2017, Practice Makes Permanent


2017 Goals, Part 4 of 4

It’s already February, and you’re probably saying, “Resty, you should have posted this a month ago!” which you are probably right about. But here we are, and I still believe in creating and accomplishing goals. So, these are my writing goals for 2017.

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