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"What is so wrong in a day that you can't put it aside besides life and death? If your personal life is not in order, nothing will be. Put it aside so it won't ruin your day. Find the joy of living and loving. Best gift you can give to me." From Karen, 2019

  • Find joy every day of my life
  • Practice spending time 7 ways to maximize my own internal happiness
  • Check in on goals end of year and mid year to internalize wins and how I've managed to overcome challenges
  • Learn to let go and compartmentalize daily annoyances to truly enjoy every day of my life
  • Experience Love with a man who engages my brain, my body and my soul. If I can't speak up and he can't either accept what I'm saying or hand it back to me and I have to be overly sensitive and manipulative...
jan 23 2019 ∞
sep 5 2019 +


  • Re-learn Spanish
  • Learn Chinese (~4 yr commitment!)

Level 1 (elementary proficiency) - 600 hrs Level 2&3 (Minimum Professional Proficiency) - 1,100 Level 4 (Full Professional Proficiency) - 2,200

  • Re-learn Russian
  • Wine; everything about wine
  • Sailing
  • Fly Airplane

Body, Mind, Spirit, Heart

  • Get Sak Yant Tat (Maggie ritual)
  • Never forget to tend to the broken girl inside
  • Feel freedom - no office, no financial constraints
  • Play the piano well
jan 29 2019 ∞
oct 6 2019 +

"Don't bring ruins to ruins. Build a life worth visiting, that you don't want to flee."


  • Live in Spain (toooo many amazing memories, friendships for life; first time in my life I thought my life can be different; traveled a lot)

  • Camino de Santiago (short and long version of the walk)
  • Tomatina, Spain
  • Las Fallas, Spain (my grandfather passed away that weekend, 2011; best night worst day)
  • Switzerland wine festival every 20 years Fête des Vignerons, next one is 2039
  • Go to Italy and eat pizza and spaghetti (ever since I remember my dad would promise to take me there, he never did; so I di...
feb 20 2019 ∞
oct 2 2019 +


• A man who is consistent, available, emotionally, spiritually, financially • We inspire the absolute best in each other • A relationship that feels like a safe, grounding, nurturing feeling that represents home • A relationship that is patient, tolerant, kind, a man that gets me, understands me when I don't understand myself • Our communication practice is fluid, smooth, open, clear, transparent, honest, vulnerable, a raw connection of the minds • A man who sees me, accepting of me being myself and where I am, understands my darkness, a friend before a lover • A man who loves himself and proud of himself and his accomplishments • A man with a gentle heart but sharp mind and healthy boundaries • A man of his word, respectful, with integrity and same principles as me • A man who has travelled the world and brings compassion and un...

mar 2 2019 ∞
sep 22 2019 +

2017 - $50k

  • House siding
  • Waste line replacement with PVC
  • Back porch column replacement
  • Front porch cementing the jacks
  • Front wall patch

Not part of the $50k

  • Breaking the wall in Unit 1 ($1,200)
  • Unit 1 re-painting ($1,000)
  • Unit 1 cast iron bath tub restoration ($600)
  • Cut the tree on the wall ($1,400)


  • Unit 1 bathroom remodel ($1,000)
  • Unit 1 furnace ($2,500)
  • Inner garden clean up, removing chicken coop, relocating vegetable patch ($500)
  • PVC replacement for broken pipes from Unit 1 (free in exchange for help with busin...
may 28 2019 ∞
oct 4 2019 +
  • Harlem by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

  • Phoenix: ability to set yourself on fire without burning yourself or other ppl in the process
  • Go where the energy is
  • Don't strive to be the best. it creates an illusion of an endpoint - and a delusion that the goal is to be superior to others. Strive to be better. The person you're competing with is your past self, and the bar you're setting is your future self.
mar 31 2019 ∞
may 23 2019 +

"Find the joy of living and loving. Best gift you can give to me." Karen


  • Savannah, GA weekend getaway (1st spontaneous trip with Kels; got sick and stayed in bed the last day)
  • London, UK weekend getaway with my favorite spaniard
  • Afternoon tea in London (apparently ‘high tea’ is for losers, literally; posh posh posh)
  • Broadway show in West End in London (Mousetrap, what an amazing experience!!! Such good acting)
  • Visit Harry Potter platform 9 and 3/4
  • Natural history museum - London (blue whale!!!!!!)
  • National gallery - London (Van Gogh, Sunflowers <3)
  • Sunday roast - London
  • X Bar in a cave in London (
jan 29 2019 ∞
sep 27 2019 +

Mind, Body, Spirit

  • Ayurveda Certification ($3,200)

  • Ayurveda treatments

  • Q-ly colon hydrotherapy
  • Morning routine (celery/moringa juice/smoothie)
  • Evening routine (lemon/ashwagandha tea)
  • Pre-period ritual (less pills, start taking the herbs a few days before, magnesium, orgasms)
  • Q-ly Reiki treatment (and practice myself)


  • Portugal for my 40th
  • Paris Labor Day weekend with Sis


sep 22 2019 ∞
oct 3 2019 +


  • All the light we cannot see
  • Give work
  • Art Heals
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a FUCK
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
  • New Power (World Economic Forum Reading Club)
  • Pussy, A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer
  • The practicing mind by Thomas Sterner
  • Brave, Not Perfect, by Reshma Saujani
  • Grit and grind by Rhonda Vetere
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  • Dare to Lead, Brene Brown
  • The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
  • Nice girls don't get the corner office
  • Words that work
jan 29 2019 ∞
oct 3 2019 +