Forest: Stay Focus Be Present

It's been a very busy couple of weeks? months? for me.

On one hand I feel completely overwhelmed with work and I hate that I haven't been able to blog.

On the other hand, this blog is just that, a hobby for me to pencil away my thoughts and opinions. 
No deadlines. No pressure. 

 Its not meant to be a space that is dictated by my obligations to brands . I have a couple of women crush Wednesday ladies I have been meaning to highlight because I love what they're doing for their respective communities but I just haven't been able to get it out here!

Today I learned about FOREST and I literary paused everything I was doing to post this out. I dont know much about the app. I'm going to sign up for it through android. I'm asking you to sign up with me let's check it out together. Worst case scenario it sucks and we do what we're good at doing
 aka delete it.

The whole Premises from my understanding of FOREST, is to stay away from our phone. Your forest grows bigger based on how long you stay away from your phone. Basically this app tracks how often you're clicking away on your screen versus focusing on something else.

This is not a sponsored post. I am just sharing it with you guys :)

As for work, am in the middle of a transition phase. On one end sometimes I feel overwhelmed but then I am quickly reminded that there are many SKILLFUL, EXPERIENCED workers out there looking for employment, so I should be grateful.....I guess.

But should that be the rule of thumb?Dont complain because others have it worst?

How do YOU<~~~ balance these  conflicting but relevant feelings?

Getting Ready For Fall Season

Over the labour day holidays, I found myself digging out my winter blanket  to snuggle against the cold weather. 

I can't believe FALL is here!

I feel like there are 2 attitudes to the Fall Season.


Attitude #1.

Those who are happy the summer heat waves are over . 

Outdoor workout enthusiasts who can now schedule runs without the fear of over heating.


Attitude #2.

Those who are so scared of the upcoming winter, they start moping in September!

I use to be in the second group. My fear of the winter prevented me from enjoying the fall season. I've been slowly changing that approach to enjoy Fall weather in New England. 

This Fall, I want to challenge myself to do a fall bucket list. Enjoy the weather, enjoy the culture, eat/cook seasonal menus and enjoy fall activities around Boston. I don't want to miss out of the fall season by being over preoccupied of the upcoming winter.

What are you looking forward to this FALL?

A not so quiet Summer (RECAP)

This is the first summer in a long time that I did not take an international trip on account of prioritizing my financial obligations.

I was thinking my summer will be quiet and uneventful but that wasn't the case.

Here are some of the things I got into over the summer proving that travelling locally can be equally as exciting as going abroad.

 I want to challenge myself to plan more trips around the New England States.

1. Read about my visit to Charleston , North Carolina here

2. Watching the Copa America finale with my friends in Atlanta, GA. Chi-chi-chi-le-le-le

3. Girls Weekend Gateway in Washington, DC

We were too busy eating and chatting up a storm we didn't do any significant sight seeing.

4. Summer loving in Boston: Taking Stock

5. A visit to the New England Zoo

6. Meeting Richard Bona and experiencing an Amazing Jazz concert at Scullers Jazz Club

7. Experiencing a quiet labor day holidays to wrap up the summer with a good friend

What adventures did you get into this summer? 
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The New England Zoo

I took a work related trip to the New England Zoo over the summer.

I never go to zoos because I hate seeing animals in cages. 

A lion belongs in the jungle and a flying bird the freedom to roam the skies.

And even worst than zoos (in my opinion) is the use of animals in circus acts.

 I believe in land conservancy and parks to preserve the extinction of the animal kingdom and plant life.

What are YOU doing to leave this planet a cleaner and safer environment for our future generations?

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