Greek Festival 2017: A Local Taste of Culture

As a working woman with student loans, I don’t get to travel often. In fact, I just recently started to scratch my travel itch but the reality is I wasn’t able to for quite some time. Over time I learned to curtail the feeling of being “boxed in” to only the same people and experiences by attending local cultural festivals.

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Things to Do While Single

Bouquet of purple flowers

One beautiful evening just before bed a thought popped in my mind (as thoughts often do right before bedtime), “there are so many things to do as a single woman, I should make a list of all the stuff I can do, just because I can!” And so began the birth of this list.
It is by no means comprehensive but it contains ideas,

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Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Let’s be serious- who doesn’t like sweet potato fries? And wouldn’t it be great if you can have as many sweet potato fries as you want?
I thought so, too, so hun and I (see how I slipped that in? I’m dating a wonderful guy, more about that later) decided to make a large batch of fries on a glorious weekend.

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The Stressed Out Christian

The Stressed Out Christian is typing this message at 11:58pm instead of going to bed. Her normal bedtime is 9:30pm because she knows she has to get up at 5:30am to rush to catch the 6am train to work tomorrow.
The stressed out Christian’s inner monologue is like a really bad infomercial. Racing thoughts just keep repeating until you give in and buy that thing you don’t need for 3 easy payments of $59.99 + shipping and handling.

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Relationships, Anxiety, and The Truth

Fortune cookie fortune.

It was relationship game day. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees with a 20mph cool breeze and Google maps told me there was no traffic on the drive to the playing field. I’ve been to all the practice sessions. I’ve read all the play books. I’ve had excellent coaches on the sidelines who encouraged me,

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Eggplant Parmesan? Sure, Why Not.

Do you ever notice certain times of the day, or days, when you’re better at a particular thing than others? Like relaxation, for example. Some people are at their best in the morning and others (like myself) are night owls. Or studying. Some like to have peace and quiet and others like loud music. Or cooking,

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Christmas 2016

Candleligh vigil and Christmas tree with presents.

I don’t know about you, but with all of the stuff happening with the election and with the business of life, Christmas came and went FAST this year.
Nevertheless, I was able to pause for a minute and enjoy being around family. This year was the first year where I was the only sibling in attendance.

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‘Tis the season for giving

One of the reasons I enjoy the holiday season is because of the many opportunities to give. I give regularly and consistently throughout the year, but these months are extra special because I feel like I can contribute to someone’s direct, physical need(s). I am given the opportunity to do something for someone that is fun and rewarding.

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