Whatever dispensation I am at in my life (Tween, Teen, Bible College Student, Young Adult, Single Small Business Owner, etc.), I luv to hang out!
My Online Biz Career started when I was a Tween, and over the years I have held on to the habit that although my Job requires me to spend a large amount of "alone time" being a #MadScientist in my Lab ;) regular face-to-face human contact is a non-negotiable in order to maintain a balanced daily lifestyle and to continue to personally grow emotionally (b/c no one starts out wanting to be a cold-hearted hermit...) and spiritually (gotta practice those "Fruits of The Spirit", yo). Whew! That was a total run-on sentence. ;)
Spotlight Bible verse = "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV)
Going to run Errands, is a great hang out idea! When I was a Tween and Teen working on my Biz during the Summer Vacation months, this required me to get out of the house and/or the Public Library, and catch up with family and friends.
In Bible College, it required me to get out of my "Closet Office" (I turned my Dorm Room Walk-in Closet into a 1/2 Glam Closet, 1/2 Small Business Office. Against my will, it became quite a Tourist Attraction and hang out locale in and of itself on Campus... Another reason I was glad that I opted to not have a Roommate, lol. But that's another story for another time, smile) and catch up with friends and family.
Now, as a Single Small Business/Home-based Business Owner, this forces (and I mean force, lol) me to get out of the PJ's and wear a Hair Style other than a Topknot (although, I still seem to always find a way to wear one out anyways...lol).
Being a "Type A Personality", I luv an opportunity to multi-task. ;) Do basic routine things that don't require too much deep thought like: Grocery Shopping, Beauty Regimen Item Refills, Post Office, Gas up the car, Auto Repairs, getting the car Washed & Cleaned, etc. Take turns carpooling to help protect/clean up the environment and to conserve on gas (why take two vehicles if you're just going to the same places...). Make your "To Buy"/"To Do" list ahead of time, so that you don't get distracted while chit chatting along the way.
Here's to lots 'o' laughs along the way! ;)
Above: I luv electronic gift cards/e-gift cards, they always make surprising and fun gifts for a variety of special occasions! These are a few of the locales that I run errands to on a regular basis, click/tap on the photos to get a closer look!
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