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| 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. |

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| 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. |

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| 2018: A New Day One. |

My husband is really good at buying gifts. I open this monologue with the above, carefully crafted sentence, and must clarify that my husband is really good at venturing to my Amazon wish list and adding all affordable and reasonable items to his cart. (I say reasonable because all items are not fair game- He… Continue reading | 2018: A New Day One. |

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| Back In Time At Bull Run: Manassas, VA |

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I head to a website called jetpunk.com for party-of-one trivia games under the covers. I will admit, I am not good at most topics (animals and pop culture seem to be my only two strengths) but one quiz made me take a screenshot of my answers before unplugging for the… Continue reading | Back In Time At Bull Run: Manassas, VA |

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| A Backyard Agenda: Fairfax, VA |

The idea of a long weekend without plans is a foreign concept to me: It feels unsettling in my very core (although an uncluttered agenda might truly do me some good.) Nevertheless, as June came to a close I felt compelled to start looking for things to do in our area, Northern Virginia day trips… Continue reading | A Backyard Agenda: Fairfax, VA |

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| Another Day, Another Exercise |

Why is it so difficult to bridge a life of dreaming up goals and actually pursuing them? I am racking my brain on how to achieve balance, slow down and do some of the things I’ve proclaimed to do. It is not an easy endeavor at all. I need deadlines. The next #tut30days challenge intrigues… Continue reading | Another Day, Another Exercise |

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| Mantras & Musings |

I am falling increasingly behind on my exercises but I am determined to follow through, execute every one at my own pace. I received a book for Christmas titled, “Start Where You Are: A Journal For Self-Exploration,” by Meera Lee Patel, and I refuse to open the first page until I have successfully completed this… Continue reading | Mantras & Musings |

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| Game Changers |

The first week back to work was much more draining than expected. After a twelve-hour Monday, my Tuesday-Friday seemed to drag. Although I made small steps to ensure that I was engaging in more productive activities, my #tut30days challenge was put on pause while I crashed on the couch post- 6PM. This remains my biggest… Continue reading | Game Changers |

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| Juicy Details |

While I didn’t think that the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C. would be my writing location for the evening, my job has a funny way of making things exciting. Nevertheless, I am working a bit later than usual and am discreetly multi-tasking to log my #tut30days assignment. Today’s challenge is all about the specifics: “Getting… Continue reading | Juicy Details |

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| Roots & Wings |

The more I read, the more I am inspired. In the last two weeks, I have started new books, I have read countless WordPress blogs, I have sifted through hundreds of Instagram posts and have connected with some incredible new creative souls. Today though, I am most intrigued by an old friend’s blog post, for its… Continue reading | Roots & Wings |

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| Packing Up 2016 |

What goes up, must come down, and today I am organizing the house one final time before my vacation comes to an end. Our Christmas tree was the last item to be taken down, and I dove into the project this morning, piping hot cup of coffee by my side. I love this type of… Continue reading | Packing Up 2016 |