Saturday, May 31, 2014

Enjoy Your Weekend

Just a quick note to say, "Have a wonderful weekend!" My blog's been taking a bit of side-seat lately, and this beautiful weather has me forgoing post-writing and photo-editing, in exchange for just being outdoors and enjoying the weekends. It's nice to step away from the computer for a couple of days, and just embrace the moments, without feeling like I have to document everything I do. 

Blogging is awesome, but it's only a tiny reflection of our lives. What would there be to blog about, if we weren't out there just living

Enjoy it!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Questions & Answers

Much thanks to Charlotte for tagging me, and for asking some great questions! I love these Q&A's, it's a great way to gain a little insight on your favorite bloggers, and to discover some new ones. A little while back this type of post was called the "Liebster Award"

And my questions are:
1. What is/was your biggest dream? 
2. What's your favorite quote?
3. Where have you been and where are you going?
4. What/who inspires you?
5. If you had to write a motto to describe the way you live your life, what would it be?
6. Any hidden talents?
7. Favorite outdoor activity?
8. Favorite thing about being a blogger?
9. Homemade dinner or take-out? 
10. Favorite book?
11. What is the best thing that happened to you today?

Rules: Link back to the blogger that nominated you. Answer the 11 questions requested by the nominator. Choose up to 11 nominees (if you want to) with a small following (could be less than 200 or less than 2,000). You cannot nominate the person who nominated you. You must let the bloggers know they were nominated.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brooklyn in the Spring

Hey guys, today I'm over on Artistic Odyssey sharing several ways to enjoy a weekend in Brooklyn, NY during the springtime. The post is full of ideas for tourists and locals alike!

I've lived in this beautiful borough going on almost 12 years now (minus 1 gap year of living in Queens, whoops), and it still never fails to amaze me. For more validation of my love for Brooklyn, stop by MD Hearts BK or browse the blog. And always feel free to drop me a line, if you're planning a trip to NYC and are in need of suggestions. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

London, Baby!

Remember that Friend's episode where "the gang" heads to London for Ross and Emily's wedding? The one where Joey can't contain his excitement, and keeps yelling "London, baby!"?

That's kind of how I felt when my boss asked me a couple of weeks ago if I was available this past weekend to head to London for a shopping trip. (Yes, shopping, it's actually part of my job.) I was sooo excited to be asked to go on this trip, but I did my "London, baby!" exclamation silently. Out loud I said (very calmly and without an exclamation point) that, "of course I was free, and would love to go." I had been to London once before, but was looking forward to this opportunity to go again, and especially to be going for work. 

While it certainly wasn't a sightseeing trip (shopping/working overseas is time-consuming/ exhausting!), I still managed to snap a few photos along the way. If you already follow me on Instagram, I apologize in advance for the repetition. ;)

That last picture is my favorite - it was taken at the end of our last day there, and it pretty much sums up how I was feeling by that point…tired! But in all seriousness, it was a good trip. I felt immensely grateful that - work-wise it was a successful trip, the weather was beautiful, my boss and I got along well, the hotel was nice, and just for the fact that I got to be in London for a few days. It didn't matter what it was for, I was happy to be there, and I appreciated every moment. (Even the moments when, after hours and hours of walking, I cursed the fact that the kid's departments are always at the farthest/highest points in the stores.)

2014 has been full of wonderful adventures already. But I can't help but thinking…where to next?

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Secret of Change...

Just sharing a little inspiration to start the week! 

Sometimes we spend so much time dwelling on past events, or lamenting our current situation, that we get a little stuck in building our future. I know I've been guilty of this! So lately, I've been focusing more energy on "building the new", and I've also been making a conscience effort to accept and appreciate my current situations.

Being negative about anything in your life is just not beneficial. Since I've begun being more grateful for what I already have, those current life situations have become so much better.

When you feel good in the present moment, you have a better chance of making those changes to feel even more amazing in the future! You'll have more energy and focus, so that you'll be able to put in the work necessary to "make it happen". 

At least, that's what I think. ;) I'd love to read your thoughts on the "secret of change" as well. 

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