Category: Living

Day Off

I hope everyone is having a good Monday! Unfortunately, I've been feeling under the weather recently, but I still plan on posting this week. Stay tuned for an update!

Say “No” To New Year Resolutions

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe  It’s January 8th - only eight days into the new year and some of us are already struggling with those new year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, in just 3 weeks most people give up on ...

Hello New Year!

"If you were able to believe in Santa for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 seconds. Okay you got this!" - Anonymous  ~~~~ Happy New Year!  I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season as much as we did! Fun fact: New Year's Day is the only common public holiday ...

How do you say, “How do you say?”

“With languages, you are at home anywhere.” - Edmund De Waal ~~~~ This past weekend, Rocket and I attended a friends and family PIK NIK at the Westin Hotel in Dubai Marina. As I glanced around the picnic table hearing a mother talk to her youngest daughter in Slovenian (or maybe it was French?) then ...

Are You Nervous? So What…

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” - 2 Chronicles 15:7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to know a secret? Sometimes I get nervous. Ok, it’s really not a secret especially since everyone I know has been nervous at some point in their life.  Sometimes being nervous is a ...

Ready, Set, Go!

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time.” - Dom, Fast and the Furious ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As I sit back at an empty desk in Rocket’s office, gazing out the window, it finally hit me: I’ve settled nicely into my new home. I have my own group of friends, we finally finished decorating our ...

Moving Past The Basics

"Be sure to make mistakes; make a lot of them because there's no better way to learn and to grow." -Dawson's Creek ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Most of my friends and family know that while living in Connecticut and working for ESPN, I was passionate about two things: my church and ballroom dancing. If I could, I would ...

Freshman 101: 10 Tips For Starting College

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” --Nelson Mandela ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I remember it like yesterday, arriving with a nervous excitement ready to decorate my room. I remember running errands with my mom before I left and running more errands with my dad when I arrived. I met new ...

4 Simple Ways To Show Kindness

It proves that you don't need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you've got.” - Pay It Forward ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few days ago, I walked down the stairs to the kitchen confused, disappointed, and frustrated with a situation ...

How to Find Out What Your Spouse Does Everyday At Work

 “Never mistake motion for action” - Ernest Hemingway ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever reached the end of a week wondering what you accomplished? Or felt like you accomplished a lot, but not the things that you had planned. Sometimes, we become so comfortable and focused on our daily (sometimes monotonous) routines that our dreams get put ...