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 ...

How To “Survive” A South African Safari

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” - Out of Africa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you visited our Instagram page (@pintoeverafter) last week, you would have seen hints about our latest travel experience! We vacationed in South Africa, which was at the top of Rocket’s travel destination wish list. It took some convincing ...

Caution! 7 Things to Watch Out For While Traveling.

"Well he'll learn that nobody crosses The Penguin and gets away with it." - Batman: Penguin's Clean Sweep, 1968 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After an extended vacation visiting my family and helping my younger sister move into her freshman dorm room, I returned to Dubai for less than 24 hours before jetting off on an adventure with Rocket. ...

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 ...

Take Me Home

“There’s no place like home.” - Wizard of Oz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Each summer, I usually plan one vacation home, even during my time at ESPN despite having only 2 weeks off a year. During July and August, there are multiple family celebrations that I eagerly look forward to, but since I recently traveled home for my ...

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