Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.

I’m an Irish-Catholic coffee addict. I’m a whiskey drinkin’ country girl. I’m a Supply Planner by day and by night I’m the Social Media Manager for Blue Lotus Yoga and the Secretary/Webmaster for the Monroe Youth Commission. (And in case anyone is wondering, the thoughts and opinions here are my own).

I am grateful for all that I have. I am thankful for the people in my life. I am blessed to live the life I have. I enjoy being outdoors and surrounded by those who are close to me. My most relaxing day would include listening to some live music (preferably anything country or some Dave Matthews Band) and hanging out with my friends. Being outside is what makes me happiest, even if it’s wintertime; from hiking to biking to snow shoeing, there’s nothing I would rather do than enjoy the outdoors.

I may be a whiskey lover, but I always enjoy a nice cold beer to end a hot summer day, or a cold hard cider on a crisp autumn night, and of course, I have my monthly wine club subscription too.

As a homeowner, I spend most of my weekends working on or around the house and our property. Or you may find me inside playing with my two cats. We adopted them in the summer of 2016 as kittens; a short haired tabby named Charlie and his sister, a long haired tabby/Maine coon mix named Charcoal (which you probably already know if you follow me on Instagram as they are so spoiled, that they have their own hashtag — #charlieandcharcoal).

My other passion in life is anything related to sports. I’ve tried almost every sport I’ve had the chance to, from soccer to basketball to softball and lacrosse, I’ve even done the Luge and played water polo in college. I’m a true New Yorker, and no matter where I end up, I’ll always be rooting for my hometown teams; the New York Giants, Rangers & Yankees.

I’m a 2008 Bentley grad with a Management major with double minors in Information Design & Corporate Communication (IDCC) and Sociology. I have a Masters of Science Management in Operations Management from New England College and plan to begin their MBA program in January 2018.

This site has evolved over the years. I began blogging in the fall of 2006 when I was studying abroad and wanted to keep all my friends and family updated on my adventures (before Facebook was as big as it is now). Since then, it has morphed a few times as I struggled with keeping up with having a blog and posting to it. I always had grand aspirations to write often but as with many things, life got in the way. I have finally come to the conclusion that it’s OK to not post frequently, but rather when I have something of meaning to post… so here we are now. As of my 31st birthday, I have rebranded my site into a collection of my various thoughts and phases, from my beginnings as a student blogger in 2006 to a professional with a need for a creative outlet.

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