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Small Sacrifices

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I’m not referring to one of my favorite books-turned-movies by the title.

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A sacrifice is defined by The Dictionary as “to suffer the loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end”. We make small sacrifices daily, often more for others than ourselves. Did you really want to cook your partner breakfast or get another hour of sleep? Was the meeting as great as you said, or were you protecting your boss’ feelings?

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To launch and maintain this blog, my passion project, my advice and experiences that will outlive me, I make daily small sacrifices. To believe in yourself and what you want, requires sacrifice.

What are YOU Willing to Sacrifice?

This isn’t always a question that we are asked; sometimes life just happens. But, if you could ask yourself this, what would you be willing to give up to change your life in the way that you want?

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  • A Habit. Read more on the two types of habits here. Just as we create them, we can break them.
  • Comfort. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable, just don’t ignore your yearning for more if you have it. You will have regrets later in life.
  • Money. Are you willing to further your education or pay for more formal training to chase your dreams? Are you ready to not make a profit consistently as a new, small business? was launched in October 2020 but did not start incurring small daily revenue until 2022. The daily revenue does not break even with domain costs. (Click above to donate, or send donations to Cash App: $breezideeziservices, anything helps).

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Briana Derry, MBA is a passionate writer, researcher, and freelancer with a passion for learning and teaching others to take a BreeziDeezi approach to life, career, and their pursuit of the present.

Fluent in American Sign Language and constantly learning, Briana has served as an Academic Advisor, Public Educator, Digital Media Manager, and Mayor’s Intern. She loves to help people with their academic progress by assisting with writing. 

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