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Bubbly Bubbles

Bubbles are funny, glorious, and beautiful things. Perfect in and of themselves; their nature necessitates their perfection. Encapsulated spheres, self-contained and free to whimsically float with the wind. Yet, these little entities can be so easily popped, destroyed and reduced to a liquid mist. Their supreme fragility lends an interesting parallel to how some of us tend to live our lives; floating around supremely until some outside force suddenly shifts our course or pops our reality and effectively alters our moods, feelings and subsequently our thoughts. Instead of allowing outside forces to affect our reality, we must learn to always be self-contained perfection and beauty. From within lies the strength and clarity which enables us to live our lives fully, wholly, happily and with purpose. We mustn't allow other people's perceptions of us/the world or actions govern our reality.  Rather, those of us who identify with bubbles should shift to marbles :) Still self-con

So Much To Do, So Little Time

Absolutely can not at all believe that I have already been living in this city for almost four weeks. The time has completely flown by and I've had such an amazing time here. Each day is characterized by a new experience, adventure or growth in knowledge, and I have even been lucky to experience some of it with my loved ones. My mom and little brother (I say little but he is bigger than me these days) came to visit for St. Patrick's Day. My cousin was also here that weekend, my second cousin and great aunt came to town the next weekend and I was fortunate enough to spend time with all of them. In the last 3 weeks, I have been extremely busy. Saw Wicked - which was absolutely amazing!! (I was even teary eyed a few times throughout the show). Went for a bike ride through Central Park, have been to the amazing Equinox gym nearly nightly (yoga, zumba, cross-training etc), spent quite a bit of time in Brooklyn, and enjoyed the beautiful 70 degree weather along the pier outside of

The Journey has Begun

I've now lived in the city for one week and certainly wasted no time in getting acquainted with coworkers or my new part of town (including amazing restaurants and, of course, yoga studios). Monday morning, I disembarked from the 5 train at Wall Street at 8am and emerged at the front of a stunning cathedral. There was an instant realization and drop in my stomach when I realized that I was now working off of Wall Street. The buildings are architecturally stunning and remind me of Europe. This is exactly what I've always wanted, to work in such a revered and beautiful area- I have actually made it! The walk to my new office building was accompanied by sweaty palms, nerves and gazing into the Tiffany store. I was met at the office by my new mentor, T, who I immediately realized will be key in my new position and the future of my career. Fortunately, the two of us get along very well and there will be a lot of learning occurring within the next several months- even years. The

Endless Possibilities

Only eight days from stepping into my new life- my next adventure. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted nothing more than to move away from this city and experience something new, something profound, inspiring even. And now, at a fresh twenty-five years old, I'm seizing the opportunity to do just that. Following my dreams and moving to the only city (other than Paris) that I can remember yearning to live in since childhood. I must admit that my career goals may have shifted a bit since then, no longer dreaming of starring in Broadway musicals or getting record deals- but I am following my essential dream, to be successful. Now of course one can be highly successful in Houston, but having lived primarily in this city for the last twenty-two years, a change is overdue. I have the best friends and family that a gal could want, but still, I have always had the yearning and desire to live somewhere else. Just get up and go because why the hell not? And this year, I have come

the lights will inspire you...

I spent 4 days in New York last weekend and oh, what a wonderful 4 days they were. My dear friend and fellow yoga instructor Melissa came with me for the trip and I had such an amazing time.  On Friday evening the two of us ventured to Broadway to have a lovely French dinner at Brasserie 8 1/2 followed by a magnificent viewing of the longest running show on Broadway history- The Phantom of The Opera. One word-- WOW. The duck breast on croquettes was delectible and the phantom's beautiful tenor tone gave me chills and goosebumps throughout the entire show.  Afterwards, Melissa and took a cab over to the Meatpacking District and had some nice ginger margaritas at SpiceMarket followed by free drinks at RDV down the street! (bless the club promoters) Our wonderful host, Josh, returned from a business trip and the three of us went to brunch in Williamsburg on Saturday at Le Barricou.  I had a delicious croque madame and a great bloody mary (or 2) complete with house pickled green bean