Friday, March 2, 2012

Are You Happy?

This is the final post in my weeklong challenge.  It was definitely a challenge and kept me from getting to bed before 12AM on most nights, but it was doable and somewhat enjoyable.   I’m not going to continue to write everyday, but it proves that it’s certainly is feasible to write once a week, at the very least.  The more frequently I write, the less pressure I put on myself to make it an epic post that takes two hours to write, edit and for which to find relevant pictures.  I ain’t got time fo that no mo  (note time saving grammatical shortcuts I’m now implementing).

This weekend Jeff’s 18-year-old sister, Julie is visiting.  She doesn’t know this yet (unless she reads this, which she will), but Jeff and I, in addition to doing really fun things, would like to help her create a 5-year plan.  Like, most high school students, she’s undecided about her plans after graduation and having been in her shoes not too long ago, we’d like to listen to her, and help her outline her goals, and the pathway to achieve them.  As you all know, I’m very big on goal setting.

I think this decision-making map is a good starting place for anyone, at any age.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blogged Out

The two weeks before Colette arrived, when I was taking it easy and had very few social commitements,  I was the most on top of news and pop culture that I had ever been in my life.  I was the girl of Jeff's dreams. I knew which celebrity was getting a divorced (Gawker), what restaurant was opening up down the street (Brownstoner), and how to throw a Lego-themed party (Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh). Now, when I look at my Google Reader, unread posts on blogs I followed for a fleeting moment, date back to early October.  It's overwhelming, so I just avoid it altogether.

Oh well.  I tried to be cool, to keep pace with Jeff's general knowledge of EVERYTHING, and failed miserably.

The only blog I continue to follow regularly, in addition to a few of my friends and my sister Shawna's, is Humans of New York.  There is very little text and I love the pictures. I thought you might enjoy it.

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A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.