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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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| Adding Depth & Dimension |

We all look forward to this time of year: It’s without a doubt the most influential of all seasons, an ultimate “blank page” upon January’s arrival. It’s something we reflect upon, prepare for, accept with enthusiasm no matter what triumphs or tribulations transpired in the past. We either ache for a fresh start, grasp at… Continue reading | Adding Depth & Dimension |

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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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| Sunny Souvenirs: Burnside Farms, Haymarket, VA |

If I were to close my eyes and ponder a few of my favorite things, “Sundays” and “Sunflowers” would undoubtedly find themselves on my mental vision board. Well today, I got to frolic in fields of gold with my love as we uncovered yet another NoVa gem, Burnside Farms in Haymarket, Virginia. Many years ago… Continue reading | Sunny Souvenirs: Burnside Farms, Haymarket, 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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| For The Love Of Monday |

"I close my eyes and breathe deeply: Such serenity transports me to tomorrow. I wake up before the sun rises: It’s Monday. I love Mondays. I smile as my eyes flutter open, reach to my right to turn off my alarm. My husband still lays sleeping next to me, so I quietly slip out of… Continue reading | For The Love Of Monday |

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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 |