Uncategorized, | DMV Day Trips: DC, Maryland, & Virginia |, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| A NoVa Weekend Itinerary, In The Spirit Of Friendship |

One of my first adult trips abroad was to London, England, when I was just 22 years old. I booked a single roundtrip ticket and had no intention of inviting anyone along- the goal was to find a three-star accommodation downtown and nestle inside a cozy coffee shop for a week, people watch and write.… Continue reading | A NoVa Weekend Itinerary, In The Spirit Of Friendship |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: August Book Review |

Confession: I haven’t read too many self-help books in my thirty-year lifetime. In the past three years, however, my personal outlook has moved from “ignorance is bliss” to “holy sh*t, who/ what/ where am I?” Things have changed quite a bit. I wake up married, blissfully bound by “till death, do us part.” When the… Continue reading | Checked Out: August Book Review |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: July Book Review |

As mentioned previously, one of my favorite books of all time is “The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical, imaginative account of one of the world’s most well-known couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I knew a little about Charles Lindbergh from elementary school days and my current close proximity to the Smithsonian… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review |

Uncategorized, | The Will To Write |

| Putting Meaning Into The Mailbox |

Did You Know… “That according to a survey done by the post office, last year the typical home received a personal letter about every seven weeks; in 1987 it was once every two weeks. Increasingly, most of us are emailing the things we used to send through traditional mail like bills, cards, notes and invitations.”… Continue reading | Putting Meaning Into The Mailbox |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| 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 |

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. |

Uncategorized, | The Will To Write |

| 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. |