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My suggestion for your new year’s resolutions/intentions regarding diet, exercise, Kon-Mari, career, relationship, money, etc. Slow the f*** down, pay attention, and be honest with yourself. Are you really hungry, or just bored/angry/lonely? And if so, feel it. Do you need the 3 ice cream-scoopers AND the melon baller? How often do u actually have people over for dinner and do they care if you use a different table cloth each time? Where and who do you want to be in 5 years? 10? Who is around you? How do you feel? Be honest with yourself. If you want to be in the garden, harvesting vegetables you grew and enjoying a lemonade with the girls in the evening shade, then will working 80 hours a week get you there? I hate to be morbid, but people die before we expect them to, or they move away, or the friendship fades because you’re never available and FB and IG posts are poor substitutes for belly laughs and shared daydreaming. #justmy2cents #whatdoiknow #thesimpleansweristhebest #takingmyownadvice #slowthefuckdown #payattention #thisisit #thesebethegoodoldays #bellylaughs #friendships #naturenurtures #mindfulness #yourwildandpreciouslife #areyousatisfiedwiththelifeyoureliving #humanbeingnothumandoing #vinegarandvanilla


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10 things I’ve learned in my first 50 years:
10. Naps Are Underrated
9. It’s ok to fall as long as you get up
8. Feel all your feels
7. Write thank you notes 
6. It’s not always about you 5. If it’s not your circus, they ain’t your monkeys. 
4. Silence is as important as sleep.
3. Money isn’t everything
2. Anything is possible
1. Learn to listen to your gut – and trust it!
Read the post on my blog - the link is in my bio! #vinegarandvanilla #midlifewomen #thisismidlife #lessonslearnedinlife #lifelessonslearned #lifelessons101 #realwomenrealstories #womenbloggers #veryimportantshit💩 #listenup #advicefrommom


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December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal "new year" and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon. 🏞🌅🌁💎
This is when I open myself (through my daily 🧘🏼‍♀️meditation practice/contemplation/daydreaming) to any insight about the last year and any suggestion as to what I should be doing next with my life. 💵✈️🛵🗓📝
Frankly, I didn’t accomplish anything that I am particularly proud of — in fact just the opposite. 2018 has been professionally demoralizing and destabilizing and I feel even more adrift now than I did this time last year. 🛶 🌊
And that’s saying something.

Read more on the blog #linkinbio #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #midlifewomen #midlifebloggers #midlifestories #thisisfifty #womensstories #reallifeaintpretty #vinegarandvanilla #asimplerebellion


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When you think you have an appt (but you actually rescheduled it) and have arranged for the house to be cleaned and you haven’t showered for over a week and don’t want to be seen (or smelled) in public, this is what you do. #parkandread #enjoytheview #alwaysbringabook #killingtime #daydreaming #hidingout #vinegarandvanilla


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Just got home from my #oneweekpostop appointment! Drains.
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Out. 😁 🎉🙌🏼 Already feeling 💯 better! The insertion point for the drains had become very uncomfortable 😣 like a piece of scratchy lace under my arm. Feels so much better now! .
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No 🚿 showering yet...maybe Monday 🤞🏼- once I can do that I will feel human again. .
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I CAN go for an easy walk around the neighborhood (sorry, 🐶, you have to stay home for now) and I can drive! Whoo Hoo!!!! .
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#breastreductionrecovery #breastreductionsurgery #breastreduction #progress #healing #vinegarandvanilla #oneweekagotoday


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My hands look old, but at least I don’t have fat fluid-filled sausage fingers anymore. They couldn’t get my IV started on this hand, but you can tell they tried! #postopday6 #breastreductionsurgery #breastreductionjourney #breastreduction #healing #r&r #recovery #vinegarandvanilla #mymomshands


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Post-op day...(crap, what day IS it?) Saturday, ok...post-op day 3! 🤣 .
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I’m only taking Tylenol for the pain, and my drainage is slowing down, so that’s good! 👍🏼 I am super thankful for my well wishers 🙏🏼 and visitors bringing goodies ❤️
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I’m bored though. Got to find a show that grabs me or a book that sucks me in or this is going to be a reallllllyyyy long few weeks! 🙄🤓🥴
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Also surprised to feel an element of shock over finally having the procedure done ✅ and anxious about what it will be like once this initial phase of recovery is over. .
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Trying to stay mindful 😑of the fact this this IS a major change to my body and to honor that there may be a period of adjustment. 🐛🦋
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My sweetie has been AMAZING and is taking good care of me. I am so fortunate for him and my children and my friends and all of you sending me your positive vibes 🌈 and prayers 🙏🏼 and good thoughts 💭 thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ .
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#breastreductionsurgery #breastreduction #breastreductionrecovery #postopday3 #vinegarandvanilla #thisisfifty #womensstories #midlifewomen #transitions #boobs


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Some days you’re just out minding your own business at the Goodwill book shop and then you see an old boyfriend on a vintage magazine cover. #weirdphotoshoppedheads #whoknew #anotheradventure #ihavesomanystories #sfgiants #batman #vinegarandvanilla #thisis50 #midlifewomen #womensstories


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wondering what I was up to last week? Well, tune in to #stevetvshow for #moneymondays TODAY and listen to the amazing @lynnrichardson give me some advice and pointers to get my financial life straightened out! #vinegarandvanilla #whereintheworld #timetogetright #asimplerebellion #asimplerebel


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All done and heading home...can’t wait to share the story behind this adventure...but can’t spill the beans yet! #shhhh #itsasecret #staytuned #watchwhathappens #vinegarandvanilla #beopenandhonest #truthwillsetyoufree


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Good morning! Today’s the big day! 😳 #keepwatching #staytuned #whatsnext #vinegarandvanilla #gettingnervous


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My eyes 👀 are bigger than my stomach...and that’s saying something! #vinegarandvanilla #currentmood #adventure #gottaeat #cheese #frenchonion


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Part 2 of my 24-hour adventure! I’ll be giving you hints tonight and tomorrow, so #staytuned #thesebethegoodolddays #vinegarandvanilla #adventuretime #whereintheworld #goodstorybeingmade


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Going on an adventure! Stay tuned! 🤔 #adventure #vinegarandvanilla #thesebethegoodolddays #southwestairlines


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A different type of morning traffic. #muchpreferred #morningritual #reader #fulllapfulllife #vinegarandvanilla


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Am loving having time to read! Have I mentioned how much I love the local library? 📚 like a kid in a candy store! Just wrapped up this one. She was more angry and bitter than my soul wanted. If this is enough I want to feel a little bit better about it being so. But this bit about her midlife crisis made me pause in recognition. #whatifthiswereenough #heatherhavrilesky #librarylover #vinegarandvanilla #thesebethegoodolddays


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I started this book yesterday and it’s giving me a lot to think about. So far, it’s aligned with the way I’ve been feeling for the past year - but haven’t been sure how to explain it. I’m about halfway through - I’ll definitely share more once I’m done and have processed what I’ve learned. But right now the words that are dancing in my head are “live smaller” and “small fish in a small pond”. Basically the opposite of what most of us have been taught. #minimalism #simplicity #theartofsimplicity #jessicajanisjohnson #vinegarandvanilla #liveslow #livefrugally #livesmall #asimplerebel #asimplerebellion


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A gem from @bemorewithless and perfect for today. I took the day off to do a little of this a little of that and a lot of not much. Need the time to recharge, clear my head of the noise that has cluttered there, and remember that I am the captain of my ship. #asimplerebellion #asimplerebel #simplethings #simplify #declutter #qualityoverquantity #less #experiencesoverthings #spendwisely #moreisntbetter #lessismore #richinlove #simplifyyourlife #itsthelittlethings #simpleliving #theartofstillness #livefrugally #frugalliving #theartofsimplicity #simplicity #minimalism #vinegarandvanilla #jessicajanisjohnson


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This is one of the ways I am working to pay down my debt - selling on eBay. I’ve had months when I sold over $1000 in the past - but that was supplementing my income as a freelance writer. Now that I have a job that pays the minimum on my bills I’m back in the selling game with the goal of putting what I net towards my debt. What are your tricks? #debtreduction #goals #ebayseller #sidegig #hustle #everydayimhustlin #asimplerebellion #asimplerebel #simplethings #simplify #declutter #qualityoverquantity #less #experiencesoverthings #spendwisely #moreisntbetter #lessismore #richinlove #simplifyyourlife #itsthelittlethings #simpleliving #theartofstillness #livefrugally #frugalliving #theartofsimplicity #simplicity #minimalism #vinegarandvanilla #jessicajanisjohnson


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