Is it summer yet?

Is it summer yet?

I’m happy to say I’m back after a brief blog hiatus and what’s been an odd whirlwind week. I’m not quite fully recovered from the intense pace I’ve been keeping, and coupled with a terrible lack of quality sleep, I’m definitely dragging. Part of me feels like a 3-day weekend is just what I need but since sleeping in appears to not be in the cards, it seems rather pointless to take the time off. Most of my exhaustion is…

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Lesson of the Day: Don’t Waste My Time

Lesson of the Day: Don’t Waste My Time

I’m really sensitive about how I utilize my time. When it feels like my time is being wasted, I immediately become defensive. Case in point, the time spent ordering lunch earlier today at a new grocery store with an attached café. I wasn’t quite sure what to order so I walked around the various displays and then spotted a sign on top of one of the counters for the “Chef’s Special,” an entrée with two sides for $6.99. The café…

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The Sweet Sounds of Spring Mean Summer Vacation is Around the Corner

The Sweet Sounds of Spring Mean Summer Vacation is Around the Corner

I’m so excited for the weekend to finally get here. This week has been moving rather slow, and I’m already in need of some good, hard napping to truly relax. With only a few more weeks left in the semester, I’m starting to count the days until summer vacation arrives and with it a great deal of my day to day work responsibilities will vanish. I taught for three hours today in a row, and while I’m always motivated during…

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Got Exercise Clothes, Will Trade for Actual Exercise

Got Exercise Clothes, Will Trade for Actual Exercise

I woke up with more energy than usual after getting a fairly decent night’s sleep last night. I’ve been trying to get back in the groove of regular exercise since lately it’s been a bit hit and miss. I put on my brand new super cool gray leggings with geometric glow-in-the dark print on the sides and a bold, sky blue workout tank to get myself in the spirit. I was all set to get out the door when my…

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Learn How to Extract the Beauty in a Hectic Month

Learn How to Extract the Beauty in a Hectic Month

Happy Easter!! I’m in complete awe of how quickly April is upon us. I only pulled out my Easter decorations last weekend, the holiday just sort of snuck up on me. I don’t know that I’m going to put them all away after tomorrow, I think I want a little more time enjoying all the pastel glittery goodness that has invaded my home. This year March Madness describes more than a college basketball tournament. It’s pretty much been my life…

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Three Tantalizing Simple Life Hacks for a Better Tomorrow

Three Tantalizing Simple Life Hacks for a Better Tomorrow

I can rarely resist a good listicle. Show me 25 ways to make moving easier or five dance moves to melt the calories away and click, I’m hooked. We’re all in a constant state of change, hopefully for the better but sometimes we can get stuck, and not even realize it. In the day to day frenzy, you might repeat the same behavior over and over again and barely be cognizant of why you’re doing it in the first place….

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Spring Clean Your Life: Work Desk Edition

Spring Clean Your Life: Work Desk Edition

Even though spring is screaming from the cover of every magazine I subscribe to, we just had a massive foot of snow this past weekend. Sure enough rain is starting to replace the snow, and the fruit trees in my backyard are already starting to bud (the rest are sadly flopping over from the weight of the snow). Since I can’t quite get to gardening in the middle of snow or rain storms and the past few weekends have been…

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How to Find Out if You’re Secretly a Workaholic

How to Find Out if You’re Secretly a Workaholic

Do you ever have moments where you completely stop in your tracks by something someone does or says? Earlier this week, in an utter state of flow, I stayed up way past my bedtime working on a fellowship application. At some point my husband came upstairs from the basement  and asked what I was doing. Suddenly realizing just how late it was and a bit embarrassed to be caught working; I replied, “Not much” and turned my attention back to…

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The Best Way to Spend Five Dollars

The Best Way to Spend Five Dollars

I’m a coffeeholic. I absolutely love the stuff. When I received the news that I had terrible acid-reflux and would have to stop eating and drinking highly acidic foods, the only thing that I thought about was how the heck I was going to live my life without coffee. I did though, for six whole months! Six months where not a single drop of coffee grazed my lips. It was a hard six months. Since my acid-reflux has been better…

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Relationship Goals – Why Your Partner is the Key to Success

Relationship Goals – Why Your Partner is the Key to Success

I didn’t fully realize until this year just how critical having a supportive spouse is to being successful in whatever it is you do. Ever since my husband decided to cut back on his work hours and instead focus on finishing his degree, I’ve been getting so much more accomplished. The first three months of 2018 have so far been some of my most challenging of my professional life in terms of sheer number of projects I’m working on, yet…

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