Annoying Habits…

It’s Monday and I’m back at work. Summer vacation is officially over! I’ve been thinking a lot about habits. Here are some habits I’d like to either start or stop doing. STOP – Allowing my unread e-mail messages pile up in my inbox. Even if I know it’s all spam or junk mail it low-key…

A Year Is A Marathon… Not A Sprint

I used to run track in High School and as I enjoyed time off from teaching yesterday, I started really thinking about 2013. I love the optimism and the ambitious energy that surrounds the start of the new year. I too have my laundry list of things I’d like to do and accomplish this year….

Off My Playlist…

So I’ve started working out again. I’m trying to lose about 20 pounds and I’m giving myself until the end of the school year to do it. I’m doing it the good ol’ fashion way – with my treadmill, diet & weights. Here are five great songs that I worked out to tonight. Warning: most…

Project Office…

I’ve been working on decorating my office/scrapbook room. Today, my lovely paper trays from Display Dynamics arrived.   I purchased the paper trays from Scrapbook.com for $59.99! You get 10 trays for that price and it fits perfectly in the Ikea Expedit shelf. You can find out more information here: http://store.scrapbook.com/dd-st-010.html?t12-13=display+dynamics Last week I picked up…

Thinking About Being 30-Something…

I’ll be turning 29 soon and I’ve been thinking a lot about what that means for me. In my 20s I’ve tried to lay a foundation – graduating from college, establishing a career, finding & committing to love, etc. The 20s have also been about making mistakes & analyzing them. Thinking about questions like “this…

Let Me Introduce You To Two Amazing Artists!!!

This is not a music blog, but sometimes I come across music that moves my soul and I can’t help but share. Today, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 is a wonderful day. TWO divas are releasing full albums that you must buy!!!! These women have incredible voices, inspiring and touching lyrics and they’re both beautiful. I…

Life Is About Planting Seeds

In life we have to plant seeds and we can’t just rely on one type of seed. It’s not enough to simply plant the seed and walk away, we also have to cultivate the seeds – add water, provide sunlight and protect the seed from pests that may ruin the crop. When we water our…

My Natural Hair Journey…

In about an hour I’m going to see my fabulous stylist – Ray Elle to get a fresh hairdo. I discovered the joy that is Curly Nikki who offers incredible advice and commentary for naturals: http://www.curlynikki.com/. My natural journey started when I was 17 years old. I did a big chop and decided to loc…

What Makes You “Grown?”

I haven’t been to a graduation since my own college graduation many moons ago. Watching 482 students earn their High School diplomas was both inspiring and impressive. So what does it mean to be grown? 1. Being able to take care of yourself. This means being able to pay rent or mortgage. Being able to…

Making Ourselves Ugly

“When you say those things you’re making yourself ugly,” is what my husband said to me after hearing yet another negative comment about myself fly out of my mouth. In most relationships that would have been a red flag, but in mine it was a much needed reality check. That quote was the second half…