Day 9: Relocation Mode – It’s Party Time!

So, it’s been 9 days since I’ve given my notice at work. I’m hopeful – very, very hopeful. I have a buyer taking a second peek at my house on Sunday. My cousin Bonni has found me a potential rental house in Baton Rouge, and I’m leaving work a week earlier than projected. My friends […]

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Girl Talk: Anticipating Fun

I’m over in Little Rock this morning waiting to travel home after a training class yesterday. I didn’t really do much while I was here. I rode with a co-worker so I don’t have a car. I’ve had plenty of downtime. The company I work for is on a fiscal year, so I’m at the […]

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Everybody’s Dancing! It’s Springtime…

It’s spitting spring in Memphis! It does this every year. It doesn’t come in full force. It spits a nice day here and there, teases you with sunshine and then demoralizes you with rain and cold. The last two days have been rainy and cold. I even had on my parka and a hat while […]

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Living: Doing the Next Right Thing

I texted my friend Jessica Tuesday morning at 7:18 AM… Me: I’m really struggling this morning. Tired of the cooking, the working out, the running, the matcha – I want my f**king espresso! Jessica: It makes you so cranky! No working out today! Just rest. Do something for yourself. Me: Sick of these needy animals, […]

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Memphis: The Tastiest Town in the South…in My Opinion

Today I voted for Memphis as the South’s tastiest city in Southern Living Magazine’s contest for The South’s Tastiest Town. I have to say that one of the things I really love about Memphis is the variety of restaurants that we have. Coming from Louisiana, I expect good food to be plentiful. I struggled living […]

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It’s Snowing in Memphis

I woke up to snow this morning in Memphis. They predicted it was coming, but 7 times out of ten, it doesn’t happen. For it to snow in the Southern United States, all the conditions have to be right. It just doesn’t happen very often. When it does happen, it’s an event. For it to […]

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Will Run for Hugs

I am running the Memphis Half Marathon on Saturday. I’ll be wearing bib number 9118. It seemed like a great idea in May when I signed up. Now, it doesn’t seem like such a great idea. I feel fat, lazy and otherwise not interested. How’s that for a positive attitude? And, I’m feeling good right […]

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Music: My Drug of Choice

Memphis is a musical town. I didn’t take advantage of that until the last few years. I didn’t even know how much I loved music until I started exploring some of the music venues in Memphis. I mean, I’m well aware of the role music plays in my life. All I have to do is […]

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Running through Elvis Country

I am an athlete. Sometimes I pretend that this is a relatively new development, but the truth is that some type of regular athletic activity has been a constant in my life. It keeps me sane. I have a lot of anxious energy, and exercise helps take the edge off. I have also suffered from […]

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