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A Milestone Birthday

I made it!! Wow. 40. A year that I never really worried about like many others. I had my life crisis at 25, saw how silly that was some time later, and never sweated where I was in life to that magnitude again. Sure, I had a few check-ins along the way. Those are needed to make sure that where…

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Life Changing Decisions

What I’m about to do here is widely considered “vaguebooking” on the dear old Facebook. I’m going to explain a decision that I made and recently implemented without telling you what it is. I will not apologize for this. Quite frankly I am not ready to be THAT transparent with you all. Some things need to remain private. If you…

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Goodbye 2017 / Hello 2018

2017. What a wonderful year. What a trying year. Awful. Magickal. Hurtful. Blissful. Heartbreaking. Enlightening. Enraging. Educational. 2017, as were the years proceeding it, was all of the things mentioned above. The cycle truly continues but in different ways and in different situations. This is the beautiful and sometimes frustrating thing about Life. I like the saying, “The more things…

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Past Reflections

It’s funny. This started off as a Facebook post on my phone. Then I saw how long it was getting, and how many more thoughts were being brought up as I swiped the words. So I decided after over a year of being quiet here to just post it here. I have missed writing here. Believe me, there have been…

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A Rant: Overthinking My Online Connections

Technology influences me in numerous ways. This is just a rant on a small fraction of its effects. You see, I have some old beliefs that are kind of contradicting with the current times; at least the way I am viewing it in my mind at the moment. So I wanted to “jot” it down here on the inter webs.…

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You’ll Never Get Out Alive

Nah, but seriously. I’ve often wondered how people survive their 30s. I even believe I asked my mother once. I don’t remember her answer. My 30s have been pretty fabulous thus far. Of course, I have had my many moments. News flash, I’m having a small mental moment now. Overall though my 30s have, and will continue to be, a…

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Giving It Another Go?

A couple of Fridays ago I sat with my bulky laptop on my lap and began to give my blog a new look. You see, I’ve missed typing my thoughts here. I’ve longed to come back to do so. It’s been over two years. Two years. Why now? I’m not sure really. I stopped for many reasons. Stress from my…

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Incandescently Happy

I am a huge fan of the feature film from 2005 Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen is awesome. I am a fan of British film in general actually. One of my all time favorite films just happens to be My Fair Lady which is actually an American film set in Edwardian London. I sat and watched this film for the…

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Meridian Park Cherry Broken

I‘ve been hearing about Meridian Park since before I moved here to DC. I finally was able to visit this beautiful park, also known as Malcolm X park, this past Sunday afternoon. What accompanied my trip were a large number of percussionist banging away in a drum circle. A very delectable treat! My body movement class meets every Sunday early…

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My Next Food Solution

I mentioned in a previous post that I really do not do well with buying food in bulk. My meaning of bulk is anything past one day. Anything past one meal may be more accurate. I say this because of the state of my fridge at the moment. Poor unopened bag of arugula! I’m trying something new this coming Friday.…

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Reflecting Into A Very Rude Awakening

I found myself clicking through a few of my old blog posts. I do this every now and then with my journals as well. It gives great insight into where my head was at at the time of the writing. I can see how much I have grown. In the case of this post I noticed a pattern very familiar…

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Not Sure I’m Ever Going To Learn

  This past Monday evening I moseyed on over to my local grocery store when I got off of work. With my handy dandy list conveniently stored in the calendar event on my phone, an event that I desperately needed to remember, I proudly scoured the outside perimeter for my items. The only isle item was my huge canister of…

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Stronger Than Me

I found myself this past Sunday morning making a little brunch for one. My being under the weather with a horrible cough hindered me from hanging out with the girls. I had to forego the bottomless mimosas so not to spread the wealth of my germs. They’ll thank me later. Pancakes and eggs were on the menu. I heard Amy…

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The Ultimate Catch 22

I am the type that really loathes schedules. I really cannot stand them. I find them confining and predictable and down right wrong. The funny thing about that is I am just the type that thrives with one. I spent eight years in the military. Now that place knows how to execute a schedule. I had an interesting love/hate thing…

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Good Morning Beautiful

We’re expected to get some snow today in the District. Before that mayhem got started I wanted to say my GOOD MORNING to you all. Good morning. I hope you had an excellent start to your day.

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Monday Morning Intentions

I woke up at a decent hour. Placement of my phone slash alarm pretty much guaranteed that. My plan was to go to the gym this morning. My weights paradise offers a 7am bootcamp that I wanted to try. I like bootcamps. I can go for the allotted time without much thought. I’m just going with the flow. My body…

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More Than A Month

I have failed you all yet again. It has been over a month since I’ve last written a word. It would seem as though I am no longer good at this blogging thing. I will not bore you all with the details as to why I haven’t been writing. You’ve seen it before. It’s sadly the same story. A quick…

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Calendar Overload

Whew! I am planning on doing WAY too much! I mean . . . being sociable is all well and good but GAWD! I’m not leaving any room to breathe it seems. Let’s just take a look at some of the things I’d like to do, shall we? Workout in the morning at least three times a week Dance class…

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I’ve Shied Away Long Enough

I am the type of woman that always kept a journal. Accounts of my day whether positive or negative would be scribbled among the pages. It was always interesting to go back and read my stories. It gave me a chance to evaluate myself on whether I had learned the lesson of that moment or if I still needed to…

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It Was A Set Up!

My intentions were good. I picked out my clothes for the next day. Assembled all of my toiletries so they could be easily packed along with my clothes for the day. Alarms were set. Yup, my plan to hit the gym in the morning was looking quite promising. Then 4:30am hit. Alarms went off. I snoozed. Alarms kept going off.…

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