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My Favorite Books from 2018 + What’s on My TBR List

I don’t know about you, but 2018 ended up being a really good reading year for me! I read far more books than I have in the last couple of years combined. Of course, the amount of books I read in 2018 was absolutely no match for the amount I

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Introducing a New Blog Series: Living by the Book

This post contains affiliate links (book titles) at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Determined Dreamer up & running! About This New Mini (Or Potentially Long-Term) Blog Series Okay, first off… you definitely can’t give me full-credit for this brilliant idea. If you’ve

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7 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You’re In a Funk

Have you ever had one of those days where there's a million and one things on your "to do" list but you have absolutely ZERO motivation to accomplish any of them? Yeah, same. Heck, I've even had those days turn into weeks... even months! Sometimes life is just tough and it seems like there's no hope for getting out of the rut you're in.