January 19

RELEAP DAY

MIND

Robert E. Lee 1807

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  • A leader seizes the opportunities of the day – carpe diem.

*Be like Robert E. Lee and seize the opportunities of today. 

BODY

Shawn Johnson 1992 – SoulCycle

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“I love SoulCycle.”

*Hopefully your gym has spinning classes available. If not, seek out a gym that will give you a one-time free spin class or even better a SoulCycle class. This will be recommended several times this year.

SOUL

Mac Miller 1992

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“Well, I was raised Jewish but I went to a Catholic school, so I learned a lot about religion and it has always kind of infatuated me. I’m just very interested in it. But, as far as my personal views, I believe that there’s something out there, but I don’t believe that anyone knows what it is.”

*Be a believer. No matter what religion you partake in, simply believe that there’s a higher power.

MONEY

Edgar Allan Poe 1809

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Despite the relative success of stories such as “The Gold Bug,” Poe was unable to make enough money to support his family.

*Maybe the ultimate tale in not being recognized in his time. Make sure that you are being compensated for your brilliance. However, read The Gold Bug to get some perspective on money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Janis Joplin 1943

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*If you do smoke weed, today is the day to partake as you listen to the counter culture icon Janis Joplin.

FOOD

Paula Deen 1947 – South Georgia Caviar

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*On Paula Deen’s birthday, enjoy her South Georgia Caviar in honor of Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

BONUS BIRTHDAY: Dolly Parton 1946

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Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show, “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede,” due to cultural concerns.

*Some times the birthdays just go together. Proof that 365DOLF is my destiny.

SNUB – Katey Sagal 1954

Review –

  • Seize your opportunities
  • SoulCycle
  • Be a believer
  • Be compensated for your brilliance
  • Listen to Janis Joplin
  • Make South Georgia caviar

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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