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What I Learned in 2013

DCIM127GOPROAs the year comes to an end, I’ve looked back at it and thought about everything I’ve learned from the last 365 days.

-Pug Lyfe is real life

– Running ain’t Easy – half marathon #1 showed me that, and I always keep that in the back of my mind as I’m training for the next half marathon.

– Dreams and Ideas can come true with a little hard work – PIlialoha Designs is a great example of that and I can’t wait to see how 2014 pans out for us!

– Always be ready for a lifestyle change – 2013 threw me for a loop with a last minute move.

– Thank you notes matter – see last blog post

Kamanu Composites REALLY REALLY care about their clients – being a California Rep for them as taught me a sale isn’t done until the costumer is happy…no matter how many times they change their mind on colors

– Midori Sours – they’re magic.

– And you can get free midori sours even when you’re playing the penny slots – vegas was a trip

– Being self dependent is one of the greatest feelings in the world – knowing that you aren’t depending on anyone to make decisions for you and you’re capable of paying and supporting yourself.

– Taking pictures never gets old – same selfie different place

– There is a lot of satisfaction with meeting and surpassing the goals that you set – this was a big thing for me in 2013. Sitting down and writing out goals, then pushing myself to meet them whether they were personal, work related or athletic goals.

– Christmas Flys by a lot faster when you’re older – this also sucks.

– You can’t make everyone happy – but you can make yourself happy and that can infect others

– Chardonnay isn’t as bad as I thought – thanks Malia

– Don’t hesitate – if you want something go for it

– Don’t plan your day (or night) around people

– Twerking – the new drop it like its hot

– Last minute trips are the best trips – as much as my bank account hates them

 – Instagram is a marketing tool – ie @PilialohaDesigns , @NewportAquaticCenter

– GoPro has changed the way of my picture taking

– SnapChat is just as good as a text – and I usually respond faster

– Don’t believe everything you hear

– Don’t judge a book by it’s cover – as cliche as if sounds, I really learned to live by this , this past year

– Plane tickets do not drop in prices the longer you wait – $900 tickets to Kona for a race, that also sucks

– People move – try to stay in touch as best you can

– It’s okay to stay home and read – I have a great list of books I can share

– Karma is real – what comes around goes around whether it’s good or bad  karma 

– Mermaids are also real

– Be selfish with time, it’s yours and eventually it runs out.

What have you learned? I want to encourage everyone to share something they’ve learned in 2013 whether it be on their own personal blog, instagram or Facebook. Tag #ThingsILearned2013 , so we can all share together!

Cabin Fever

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Lake Side Cruisin!

IMG_2860This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend a weekend from my normal and hectic life; and spend a weekend locked up in my families cabin in Twin Peaks! About ten minutes away from Lake Arrowhead and Lake Gregory!

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Scaling Creeks with My Boys

We had a great time hiking and exploring the mountain.

IMG_2893I love adventures and exploring new paths. I think getting out of your everyday life and emerging yourself in a completely different setting does the mind a piece of good! Being able to let go of your everyday chores and just be free of any burdens you have keeping you down everyday!

Yes ofcourse- we found time to do some light paddling on the lake. Even took the Biggz out! IMG_2934OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All in all it was a great weekend.

Cheers to hoping that this weekend is as fun as the last!

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xoxo

Instagram: KelThompson
Twitter: @KelThomp

11 Reasons Why My Pug Is Auh-May-Zing

Everyone thinks that they’re dog is THE BEST, and THE CUTEST and THE COOLEST.

Okay.

I have 11 strong reasons why MY PUG is super cool.

11. He’s ready to travel, anytime, anywhere. 

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10. Biggie is a cuddler, always has and always will be.
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9. He’s always up for an adventure, well Bruce and Biggie.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA8. Biggie always pays attention to detail.

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7. He loves to share.

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4. Biggie can hang with the big dogsIMG_7793

3. He KNOWS when he’s been caught

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2. Biggie can be ready to take a picture at any moment

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1. HE HAS A WILD SIDE

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xoxo

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