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Self Reliance – Focus on Your Destination

So, you’re interested in self reliance and it sounds like a good thing. Great! But you’re concerned that perhaps you’re just way too far away from self sufficiency. Don’t worry about it. Self sufficiency isn’t necessarily the end game.

The good news is that you decide the end game in all of this. You decide what’s going to be in your toolbox. You decide just how self sufficient you’re going to be. And, if you agree that you’re going to be the one making all these decisions, then from a standpoint of attitude, you’re halfway there.

The key is to look at who you are and what you’re interested in, and then put together a little plan. Perhaps it’s on a piece of paper, or maybe it’s just in your head. Regardless, you need a plan, a road map, a compass of some sort. If you don’t have any idea of where you’re going, then any road can get you there for sure. The problem is you’ll never know when “you’ve arrived,” so have a plan.

The focal part of your plan needs to be your goal – the destination of your choosing. In the world of self reliance, that could mean many things. It’s all up to you. For starters, let me suggest the following:

* simple home repairs
* basic home improvements
* growing a few vegetables
* learning a new skill

These are all good starting points. Think of them as objectives that you want to complete on the way to your destination. Perhaps you would like to be a handyman of sorts, or better at maintaining your car. What about keeping yourself in fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables? Or perhaps you just want to be more prepared for power outages and storm damage. It’s all up to you as you consider your interests and aptitude.

Need help? Get together with someone who you think is relatively self sufficient and learn something about life planning from them. A little teamwork is a great thing.

Don’t agonize over where you are – focus on where you want to be. There’s a good saying to remember, “there’s no sense keeping your eye on the rear view mirror, unless that’s the direction you’re heading in.” Whether your interests are aligned with self improvement, self sufficiency or simply more self confidence, make it part of your plan for self reliance.

You’ll have to plan it in some manner if you expect to make it happen.

Top Moscow Destinations

To be honest, at first, it all seemed too good to be true. As I saw the ticket deal, I shrugged it off thinking it was a scam. But my fiancée insisted that I search more. Thank God that I did. The website and deal was real and reliable. I was off to Moscow in pure glee after making the amazing purchase. Moscow is a city full of wonders. It is safe, fun, exciting and traveling around is very easy. Following are the places that I visited with my fiancé which are worth a visit. If you are in the city, be sure to visit these destinations.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Saint Basil’s cathedral is a beautiful former church located in Russia’s capital city. It is one of the most popular landmarks of Moscow and one place that is definitely a must visit. Shaped like a bonfire, the colorful domes mesmerize the onlookers. The church serves as a historical museum and receives millions of visitors each year.

Moscow Kremlin

This magnificent fortified complex stands in the heart of Moscow. It is the residence of Russian president. It includes five palaces, tall towers and cathedrals. The grand architecture leaves all visitors in awe.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

If you have even a bit of interest in Art, you are going to love the Pushkin Museum of fine arts. The museum displays a huge collection of European art. It also keeps archaeological material from central Asia. The works of Picasso, Matisse, Derain and Van Gogh are greatly admired inside the walls of this white building.

Kolomenskoye

The buildings, structures and architecture in Moscow are out of this world. Kolomenskoye is another amazing landmark in the city. It is located in the town namely Kolomna and it overlooks the Moskva river. The surroundings of this estate are breathtaking and the building is a great source of fascination for all tourists.

Gorky Park

For entertainment and fun, Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is perfect. Situated near to the Moskva River, the park is made up of lovely gardens. It has rides and many fun activities for its visitors.

Ostankino Tower

The Ostankino Tower is the eighth tallest structure of the world. It is a great sight and tourists are advised to take their cameras along.

Alexander Gardens

Alexander gardens are the perfect place for a picnic. The park has a wonderful environment and visitors have a great time provided the weather is pleasant.