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2016.

January 4, 2016

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. On one hand, I recognize that my millennial self truly needs some life accountability. On the other, I’ve never understood why we wait until a single point in the year to make any movement toward achieving personal goals.

This year, I’m trying to do more of everything that furthers happiness, love, and adventure…and less of everything else. Because, fuck the rest of it, you know? 2015 is going to be hard to top – 2016, let’s see what you’ve got.

  • Focus on the present. The chaos and unrest and ugly in the world has taught me that nothing, not one damn thing, in life is guaranteed, and worrying about what might happen won’t make it any more predictable.
  • Love unconditionally and without agenda. As a top priority. And, forgiveness.
  • Explore. The world is a big place, and there are a million places we want to see and things we want to do. Starting now, we’re checking items off the list, whether it’s a birthday trip to Europe (holla at me golden birthday) or a weekly vow to meet for drinks after work.
  • Do us. Everyone has an opinion about everything…our unconventional last name, where we live, what we spend our money on, when we should have kids, how we make a living… This year, it’s only about what works for us.
  • Stop swearing. LOL, just kidding. F bombs and d bags for everyone this year!

Oh and, loseabunchofweight,Β saveatonofmoney and beabossbitchatwork are somewhere in that mix, too. Turns out I can’t totally let go of the whole resolution thing after all. : )

#RealTalk Miscellaneous

Mama Mar.

Happy, happy birthday to my mom! Because my parents are way cooler than me, and because they realized long ago that an empty nest means more travel and more freedom, they’re ringing in her 40th year (lol) in Iceland. Even though our invite got…

November 18, 2015
#RealTalk Pancake Sundays

Dads.

My dad, in addition to my husband, my dog and my grandpa, is the best guy I know (it’s a happy coincidence we’re also related). Admittedly, we drive one another insane sometimes, but as I have gotten older I have come to realize that’s…

June 21, 2015
#RealTalk Food and Drink New York Pancake Sundays

Back at it.

Turns out, when you’re a self-proclaimed [amateur] foodie and you move to a city with literally thousands of amazing restaurants, you eat out. A lot. More than ever before. And, you also take up “drinks after work,” which inevitably turns into appetizers, dinner, a…

March 31, 2014
#RealTalk Food and Drink Miscellaneous

[Juice] Cleansed

Unfortunately, I am not one of those super healthy chicks who prefers kale and quinoa to fettuccine Alfredo and ice cream. In an effort to get back on track this year and kick start some sort of “health” routine, I opted to try a…

January 26, 2014
#RealTalk Miscellaneous New York

City living

Adam and I officially surpassed the 1-week mark as New York City residents, and while I’m not quite ready to call myself a New Yorker yet, the reality that this is now home is starting to sink in. What’s really fucking up our adjustment…

January 8, 2014