It’s been two months since we brought Donut home and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been thinking about writing this post since I brought her home, but was originally going to wait until we had had her for around six months. There was no reason for this number; it just felt like a good benchmark to reflect on what she had added to our lives. In the short two months we’ve had her, however, I already feel like there are a ton of things I’ve either learned for the first time or have been reminded that I need to work… View Post

Happy Friday! Well, I’ve finished my first week of self-employment and I’m still trying to figure everything out. On one hand, it’s GREAT, and on the other hand I’ve had days where I feel anxiety start to creep back in and tell me I’m not working enough, not getting enough projects, and not making the most of the additional time I now have. That may be a post for another day, but right now I’m concentrating on doing the best I can and figuring it out as I go. 🙂 This weekend we have no plans, which you know I… View Post

I have a love-hate relationship with goals. On one hand, goals give you something to work towards and strive for. On the other, they can sometimes be arbitrary and confining. Here’s an example so you know what I mean by the latter. I decided to run my very first half marathon in 2014. It was a daunting goal for me, since the longest race I had run before that was a 10K (6.2 miles). I wasn’t doing it alone, which made it better; some coworkers had signed up to run it as well and we started to plan how we… View Post

Can you believe it’s already September? The weather is starting to cool off which I’m really looking forward to because the older I get, the more I feel that my favorite time of year is fall. I have my writing trip to Michigan scheduled for later this month and I’m REALLY excited about it. Before I get ahead of myself, though, it’s time to take a look back at August. Towards the end of the month I took a trip to visit my sister in Vermont. It was a great way for me to get outside of the city, away… View Post

Welcome to the end of another week! I’m pretty excited because I finished my last week teaching corporate fitness classes (see below) and now can have more time to dedicate to the blog. We don’t have much planned this weekend aside from Donuts with Donut which should be super fun. 🙂 Let’s get right into my favorites from this week and let me know some of yours in the comments! 1. Dian Hong Tea If you read my Vermont post, you know that I fell in love with a tea store called Dobra Tea. I asked one of the employees… View Post