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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; measure my life in how much Joy I experience every day
  • Practice spending time 7 ways to maximize my own internal happiness (sleep time, physical time, focused time, time in, time out, play time and connecting time)
  • 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...
jan 23 2019 ∞
aug 23 2020 +

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

Europe

  • 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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziUEf_h6... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCh2QF_Q... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrLiXkkc... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUq3yCe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqcxOAml... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PXsQtSs... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0shNpx... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf067cb5...

  • 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 ∞
may 4 2021 +

Learn

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

http://blog.tutorming.com/mandarin-chine...

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 Tattoo (Maggie ritual for healing my family)
  • Never forget to tend to the broken girl inside
  • Feel freedom - no office, no financial constraints
jan 29 2019 ∞
aug 14 2020 +

"Empowerment, love, integrity, freedom, liberation"

Health

  • Regular physical exercise (body)
  • Regular mental exercise (mind)
  • Regular meditation (spirit and mind)
  • Be content with now, with less worry, while living in the Now
  • Slow down and be deliberate
  • Use an internal empowering language
  • Natural hair - products, masks, treatments, drying
  • 2021 visual doodling
  • Arm surgery
  • Headache resolve (MRI, etc.)

Travel

  • Croatia/Bg/Spain for 1 month
  • Niagara Falls with Kelsey
  • AZ - Grand Canyon and Sedona
  • Long Island with sis for a week
aug 14 2020 ∞
sep 27 2021 +

"Live Well Effortlessly with Joy" - what a year

Mind, Body, Spirit

  • Ayurveda practices (tongue scraping, oil massage, marma mat, CCF tea)

http://eternalhealingarts.com/ayurvedic-...

  • X Q-ly colon hydrotherapy
  • Green supplements
  • Evening routine (lemon/ashwagandha tea)
  • Pre-period ritual (less pills, start taking the herbs a few days before, magnesium, new tool etc.)
  • Get rid or control SIBO
  • X Swim
  • Working out regularly for 6 months now
  • Meditate regularly (3/4 days minimum)
  • Journal regularly
  • Vipassana Silent Retreat (July 29 - Aug 9)
  • Eating more fruits and veggies (half day ...
sep 22 2019 ∞
jan 9 2021 +

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

Travel

  • Savannah, GA weekend getaway (1st spontaneous trip with Kels; got sick and stayed in bed the last day)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0BHC-ZZ...

  • 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)
jan 29 2019 ∞
aug 23 2020 +

2017 - $50k

  • House siding
  • Waste line replacement with PVC
  • Back porch column replacement
  • Front porch cementing the jacks
  • Front wall patch
  • Open up wall in Unit 1
  • Electric work

Not part of the $50k

  • Patch 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)

2018

  • Unit 1 bathroom remodel ($1,000)
  • Unit 1 furnace ($2,500)
  • Inner garden clean up, removing chicken coop, relocating vegetable patch ($500)
may 28 2019 ∞
nov 10 2020 +
  • Readsboro, VT
  • Mt Lafayette Francopnia, NH
  • Fife Brook, MA
  • Rabbit Hill Inn, VT
  • Deerfield river, MA
  • Self Care overnight: Canyon Ranch in the Bershires; Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth; Colonial Inn in Ogunquit; Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth
  • Mt Kearsarge
  • Wolf Hollow, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_R...
  • Kimpton Taconic Hotel
  • Lost River Campground - https://lostriver.com/
  • New Castle, New Hampshire (beach)
  • New Shoreham, Rhode Island (beach)
  • Bash Bish Falls State Park
  • Franconia Notch
  • Torsey Lake
aug 23 2020 ∞
may 5 2021 +
  • Oleana (love it)
  • Sarma (love it)
  • Orfano
  • Kava (south end)
  • Yvonne's (love it)
  • Cafe Sushi (love it)
  • Oliveiras
  • Sofra bakery in Somerville
  • Capo
  • Committee - greek tapas
  • Rangzen - tibetan place
  • CasaCana - mexican place
  • Mariel
  • Grotto - (date with Riff)
  • Time out market
  • Trillium brewery
  • Seaglasss, Salisbury - (great lobster fettuccine)
  • The 1761 old Mill, Westminster (food so so, great athmosphere)
  • Helmand, afghani restaurant in Cambridge
oct 28 2019 ∞
nov 6 2021 +

Maggie:

• A man who is consistent, available, emotionally, spiritually, financially • A man who is spiritual and embrace and would not reject my own spirituality • A man who is energy self-sufficient and always see the bright in every situation, especially the most difficult moments; he will shine in the worst situations • A man who gives me his undivided attention every time he is with me because he will never take those moments for granted • We inspire the absolute best in each other; our relationship feels light and joyous • 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 t...

mar 2 2019 ∞
feb 9 2020 +