Goodbye to All That

When I moved out of NYC, my mom gave me a copy of Goodbye to All That, an anthology of short essays about living in, and leaving, New York. But when I moved to Colorado, I didn’t think I’d be saying goodbye. Sure, I was moving, but I’m lucky enough to work at a job where I travel quite a bit, and I figured I’d be back to New York plenty. So far I’ve been able to visit New York three times since {Read More}

Sponsored: #LetsTalk About Long-Term Care Planning

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Genworth. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating. I already wrote about how my mom and I got to see each other on Thursday/Friday, which was fantastic. But part of what we did on Friday was most atypical for us. We both had the opportunity to attend a live event sponsored by Genworth Financial. Genworth is currently embarking on {Read More}

A Night at the Algonquin (Sponsored by Marriott Rewards)

Sponsored post disclaimer: Millennial Central is providing me with a promotional item, Marriott Rewards elite status, and Marriott Rewards points in exchange for this post series, but I was not pressured to write a positive review and all opinions expressed in today’s post are mine alone.  It has been a whirlwind of a weekend… and I realize it’s only halfway over! I’m on a plane back to Dallas right now for work tomorrow, but I had a bit of an extended weekend, {Read More}

Visiting My (Former) Home

I can already tell this weekend is going to be a strange one. It may be Thursday, and I may be flying my “usual” DFW-LGA route, but it feels like anything but normal. (Apologies in advance for how disjointed this post will likely be, since it’s pretty rambling with all the thoughts going through my head right now.) First of all, while I used to fly this route every week, it’s actually been a month since my last flight anywhere, which {Read More}

2014 NYC Marathon: Will You Be In?

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of New York Road Runners (NYRR). While the overall theme of my blog has been marathons and goal setting, it feels like forever since I’ve run a marathon. It seems like every January, I kind of run into this a little bit – the holidays and cold weather make the races fewer and farther between, and I always look at March as when “spring marathon season” starts back up in {Read More}

You can take the woman out of the city… or can you?

Things are super crazy at work right now with a huge go-live – and I’ve completely flip flopped my schedule. I’m basically on Switzerland time – going to bed at 2pm-3pm CT and waking up at 11pm CT to get to work by midnight. (Too bad I had to work normal hours for the three days after my trip to Paris, or I could have just stayed on the same schedule since then and I would have been all set.) {Read More}

Living Up In The Air

Today I moved out of NYC. (Gulp.) After a really fun goodbye party with my friends on Saturday, I settled down on Sunday to packing in earnest. I did a lot of cleaning out over my Christmas vacation, but it wasn’t till Friday that I started making a lot of headway with actually getting things into boxes. Yesterday, though, it was do-or-die time: my goal before bedtime was to be completely packed except for toiletries, blinds/curtains, bedding, and other miscellaneous {Read More}

Are “Fitness Cults” a Bad Thing?

Today I went to a Fly90 class (that’s a fancy way of saying a 90 minute spin class), and honestly wasn’t having a great ride. The instructors were amazing – Ryan Makely is my absolute favorite New York instructor, and he was joined by Danielle Devine (who’s also very popular, though I had never taken her before) and three instructors from the London branch of Flywheel. Cool! But I was just exhausted, and could tell right from the first song {Read More}

Citibiking in the Snow: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I may not have made a New Year’s resolution, but I did set a goal for myself over my Christmas break: to take the subway as little as possible, and take Citibike instead. So far in two weeks of being home in NYC, I’ve taken the subway only once (when I went out in a party dress on New Year’s Eve), and cabs only twice (once home from NYE, and once when I needed to get a whole ton of {Read More}

A Very New York Christmas

On Christmas Eve, I woke up early to go for breakfast with my bff and his girlfriend, and we headed for one of my favorite places – Le Pain Quotidien. After breakfast, we all had some final shopping to do, so we made a few stops at some stores in the area, and then I hopped on a Citibike and headed down to Union Square. Some people might think the modern way to do your Christmas shopping is to order {Read More}