2019 in Review: My Year in Books

As usual, I fell short of my goal to read 20 books, but this year I got closer than ever before by reading a total of 15 books. Baby steps! While I did not accomplish my goal (there is always next year), I did expand my genres-read by reading a couple of plays and an... Continue Reading →

Conversation Starters for the Socially Challenged Part 2

With the holiday season in full swing, I thought it would be a great time to revisit some of common social scenarios and provide some new conversation starters for those of you who find it challenging to mingle with strangers (potential new friends) at holiday parties or mingle with humans in general. Consider this my holiday gift to you!

The Sixth Time’s The Charm

Two weekends ago, I drove (rode along) to Detroit with a friend to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. As you know, I love a good road trip, I love spectating sports, and I love my Green Bay Packers, so the trip was a no-brainer. My friend is... Continue Reading →

Road Trip: Philly Edition

I live for a good road trip--being on the open road, seeing the changing backdrops as you drive through varying terrains, listening to music, playing car games, and then immersing myself with the locals of my final destination. As an unlicensed driver, I can't legally drive anywhere without at least one other person, which means... Continue Reading →

A Birthday Memory

Today, I'm remembering my mom on her birthday. To honor her this birthday, I'm thinking about the things that made my mom so special to me--the aspects of her that I carry with me daily and that bring me so much comfort as I navigate through this new(er) journey without my mom in physical form. For... Continue Reading →

Show Me Your Mussels

For my 20th birthday, I had a few friends over for a sophisticated party. Nothing too wild, the party was an afternoon affair. I had a few friends over for a light meal and opening presents. My mom made mussels, one of my all-time favorite meals.As my mom was cooking the mussels in the kitchen,... Continue Reading →

4 Things I’m Focusing on in 2018

I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. In fact, a couple of years ago when I noticed that many of my sentences about my life began with "if only..." and "when X happens, I'll be happier," I made a life-changing decision to stop wishing my life away and live in the present. Instead of... Continue Reading →

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