July Reads

July was one of the best months so far for reading. I finished 13 books, due in part to my taking part in BooktubeAThon, which motivated me to read 6 books in 7 days. I was going for 7 (the challenge goal) or 8 books (the goal I set for myself) but I am pretty…

June to July

It’s in the bag. June has ended. In fact, the first 6 months of the year are behind us and the long days of summer are officially here. With these longer hours of daylight, it becomes a little easier to get things done. I wake up earlier, go to bed later, and because I’m getting…

New Weekly Goals

Last week, I didn’t post my weekly goals. It was the end of the month and 2 goal posts around the same time felt a bit much. That being said, my intentions were to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 2 books from my TBR – I finished one (I reviewed it here)…

May to June

It’s in the bag. May, that is. May 2017 is gone not to be revisited except in memories, and you know, in recaps like this one. At the beginning of May, I set these intentions. Complete weeks 17 to 20 of the savings plan Read 10 books, including 4 Non Fiction, business titles Write creatively everyday…

Establish And Build

How many of our favorites come from things that we have recently experienced? Do we develop new favorites or are favorites cultivated from a combination of nostalgia and experiences we had during a good time in our lives? Consider, for a moment, ice cream, which is one of my favorite things to eat. I’ve eaten lots…

April In The Distance

Work. Sleep. Play. Pay back. Pay forward. Serve. Volunteer. Interact. Support. Do. Record. Reflect. All the things we need to do, all the things we miss when we don’t do them. Sometimes it feel like there isn’t time. But we make time for the things we want. Like I could be so productive if I…

Q3 2016

I really believe in writing out goals for the day/week/month/year and trying to follow them. Part of the process involves taking some time to check out how you’re doing with those goals so you can make adjustments before the time period passes. I posted my 2016 goals here and here’s where I am and the progress I’ve…

Looking Back At May 2016 

What if I fall? Oh but darling, what if you fly? It’s a popularly quoted exchange, one questioning her abilities, the other encouraging her to try anyway. Sometimes, those two perspectives bounce around in my head. Maybe the goals I set for myself are too lofty. Maybe my expectations are unrealistic to begin with. Steve…

What April Really Meant

Books I Read In April Saving Grace Reunion Mosquitoland The Look of Love Superlife The Power of Habit (I am a little behind my goal of 2 books per week but I have time to catch up) Foods   Favorite Posts Camping Lessons Transparency Catching Up Stargazers 5 Questions Never Agains Random photos          5 April…

There’s Always Something Different In New York City

Today, we had a health fair at my church and I was promoting our running club. Remember a couple months back when we would run as a group on Sunday mornings? Well, summer vacation is over and the running club is back in business. If you are in NYC and want to join a group…

Friday Fives – The Good, The Bad And The Choice To Smile

Five things that could have made me crazy this week 1. Computer flashing a question sign. Like I’ve ever known the answers 2. Buying a spare charger in a box and finding out the cord is only 3 inches long. What am I supposed to do with that? I can’t out this in a socket…

Five Things Friday

Happy Fourth of July. As an immigrant, this is not my original Independence day but I love 4th of July to celebrate the wonderfulness that is America because it is my adopted home. To celebrate, I am linking up with Clare at the Fitting It All In blog and all the other bloggers she hosts for…