Posts Written OnOctober 2015

Value Of Lifelong Learning

  In the early days of my blogging, I was jealously happily watching the live tweets from Alice Currah, who was attending the 2010 International Food Blogging Conference (IFBC) in Seattle. One of her tweets said something to the effect of, “Will Write for Food is one of the best/only food writing books.” It felt serendipitous at the time! Although in retrospect, I believe I’d been in great need of always wanted a book to better my writing, it’s just that I didn’t realize there was one out there so specific to the type of writing that interested me. I ordered it…

  I can’t quite remember the first time I met the whirlwind that is Terri Perry. What I can tell  you, however, is that my life has never been the same. Terri and I got to know each other well as part of the 2015 Leadership Frederick County class. She is hands down the most vivacious and energetic woman I know. Believe me when I tell you that her superpower is happiness. A dedicated community advocate, Terri truly loves the county she lives and works in! Read on to find out why we asked Terri to be our newest Girl Crush. Give us the deets on…

Non-negotiables can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness or unnecessary. How to work them in without the guilt!

  “Self-care is a not self-indulgence. Self-care is self-respect.” Over the past year, I’ve been my own worst enemy. I lost my footing. I floundered. I lacked inspiration. It was a seven-month long backslide during which I struggled to find a shadow of my former self. Not. Fun. In reflecting back on how I lost my footing, I realized that I had allowed myself to get there. I conceded my own non-negotiables. The concept of having non-negotiable time in ones life can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness or unnecessary. For me, my non-negotiables are time set aside for reading and writing, running or exercising and…

  My first movie crush was an adorable high school time traveler named Marty McFly. I loved everything about him. He was handsome, funny, super charming and could bust out a mean guitar riff. I even loved his name… M A R T Y. Oh yeah, I crushed on him hard. I would spend evenings watching Back to the Future movies and reading through Tiger Beat magazine, all while looking forward to the “2015” that was predicted in the movies. Hydrating McDonald’s food. Self–lacing shoes. Rejuvenating masks. Hoverboards. Flying cars. Now THESE were ideas I could get behind! Sadly, here I…

Indie Folk Alt-Rock Musicians To Add To Your Playlist

  I’ve always loved music. Could be because I grew up in a family with lots of musicians (rock and jazz). Or, maybe it’s because music has played such a large part in our lives — both playing and listening. Perhaps it’s simply a coincidence. Regardless, over the years my taste in music has varied. I remember in elementary school when I first started finding music that wasn’t something my parents were already listening to, thanks to my boombox and the old Washington D.C. station 105.1 FM WAVA (when it was a rock station, not a Christian station). Michael Jackson’s…