Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: May Book Review |

I read Celeste Ng’s “All The Things I Never Told You” in 2016 and loved it: After ten years of reading nothing but Nicholas Sparks, Jodie Picoult and Luanne Rice I finally got my hands on a book that didn’t involve wholesome lovers and happy endings. I suddenly craved something a little more thematic, diverse,… Continue reading | Checked Out: May Book Review |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review |

I brought “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” on my trip to Italy, thinking that my days would be spent in our private villa, sipping Chianti, nibbling on prosciutto and provolone roll ups while combing through this 512-page book. Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors, so even though the weight of the hardcover… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review |

Uncategorized, | Wandering Beyond The Neighborhood |

| Through A Wanderer’s Eyes: Banff, Canada Spotlight |

As I prepare to pack my suitcase and embark on my upcoming trip to Italy, waves of excitement pour over me and derail all of my to-do lists. I have a one track mind at the moment: The will to roam is trumping all other aspects of my life. I cannot wait to start blogging… Continue reading | Through A Wanderer’s Eyes: Banff, Canada Spotlight |

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| Checked Out: March Book Review |

My March Book Review doesn’t need a build up: I’ll come right out and say it. “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho, took my breath away. While on a work trip earlier this year, I got into a “book bucket list” discussion with a friend when he asked me if I had ever read “The Alchemist.”… Continue reading | Checked Out: March Book Review |

Uncategorized, | DMV Day Trips: DC, Maryland, & Virginia |

| The Cherry On Top: Washington, DC |

My husband took me to see the cherry blossoms for the first time in 2016. In addition to the beautiful scenery, I remember the crowds, as well as his utter dismay. I took some photos of the blooms, snagged myself a funnel cake, and then I was done- It was too difficult to navigate through… Continue reading | The Cherry On Top: Washington, DC |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Radiating Positivity |

This is a blog post about gratitude. On my workday commute I usually listen to Sirius radio (“Simply Sinatra” is my go-to) or catch up with family members and friends- With mom on the line and a coffee in hand, I95 seems slightly more bearable. I had to get my car fixed a few weeks… Continue reading | Radiating Positivity |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Cotton & Candy |

My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and our fourth year as a couple this past weekend. With a work trip to Americus, Georgia falling on our actual wedding day and with a house full of guests joining us for Easter Sunday, the two of us had to make the our limited time… Continue reading | Cotton & Candy |

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| Checked Out: February Book Review |

“You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness & Start Living An Awesome Life,” by Jen Sincero was on my Amazon Wish List and was purchased by my sister for Christmas. I dove right in and finished the book on a plane ride from Virginia to Florida. It had a lot of good… Continue reading | Checked Out: February Book Review |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: January Book Review |

In 2017, I read a total of six books. SIX. That's like, one book every two months. As someone who grew up as a "flashlight under the covers" literary addict, I want to make it a point to read a book a month this year- Invest in myself by indulging in one of my favorite… Continue reading | Checked Out: January Book Review |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Practice In A Parking Lot. |

How do people improve on the ambitions they pursue? In a recent blog post I contemplated possible resolutions and goals for 2018, and the word “investment” resonated with me. I vowed to do more than swirl through my day to day, but sink, deeply and wholeheartedly into each 24-hour span of time. To be completely… Continue reading | Practice In A Parking Lot. |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Okay. |

Life: It’s such a strange thing. Whether trying to create a new one, fight for an existing one, celebrate milestones, contemplate past chronicles, or prepare for future occasions… Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. ---- In October of last year, I went to the doctor for an issue that I had been struggling… Continue reading | Okay. |