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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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| 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 |

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|8,760 Hours Later|

On this final day of 2016, I find myself reflecting on the last 8,760 hours in the rear-view, as so many others are. This entire vacation has been rather introspective and I have already evaluated the year as a whole in a separate post, but I only touched on my biggest triumphs and heaviest regrets… Continue reading |8,760 Hours Later|

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| Letters & One Liners |

Despite the fact that my year was devoid of any formal writing, I did do something that was a little bit more private, but still captured a day-to-day point of view. After my wedding, I began to travel at least once a month and I wanted to keep my brand-new marriage blossoming while I was… Continue reading | Letters & One Liners |

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| Married And Bright |

I woke up with the excitement of a child swirling inside my heart. It was Christmas morning and the house was silent: My husband and two pups still lay sleeping beside me and in nearby beds. It didn’t take long, however, for my not-so- quiet shuffling to stir the family- We had presents to open!… Continue reading | Married And Bright |

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| Heavenly Peace |

I dipped my toes past mountainous beaded barriers and felt warmth soothe my senses. My foot steadied on the bathtub floor as the rest of my body followed, folding beneath fragrant Eucalyptus and Sage bubbles. I leaned back, allowing myself to find comfort before closing my eyes. There were candles, music, a towel and robe… Continue reading | Heavenly Peace |

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| Tis The Season. |

It’s a beautiful 51 degrees here in Northern Virginia, just two days before Christmas Eve. My final work e-mail has been sent out, my “Out Of Office” response is active, and I am excited to step out into the sunshine soon, and embark on a much needed vacation. My husband and I made the decision… Continue reading | Tis The Season. |

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| Migraines & Milestones |

“Make a doctor’s appointment or I am going to make one for you,” my husband said sternly while I cringed at his volume. My head hurt, a lot, and it was the fifth day of my migraine. I sat on the couch, swaddled in blankets, yearning to be left with a value-pack of Excedrin and… Continue reading | Migraines & Milestones |

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| The Glorification Of Busy. |

I contemplated starting over. It has been 453 days since my last entry and I wanted to delete my first excerpt out of sheer embarrassment. Disappointment lingers as my calendar bleeds white where it should be drenched in ink; Scribbles marking local adventures and work trips, scattered across the country, heart symbols framing my wedding… Continue reading | The Glorification Of Busy. |

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| And So It Begins. |

As a word enthusiast, I am also an advocate of the dictionary. I love to challenge myself while writing by using words that I am not quite comfortable with, forcing myself to consult Google or an old pocket thesaurus for confirmation in meaning. Tonight, while staring at a blank Word document, I switch screens to… Continue reading | And So It Begins. |