I get by with a little help from my friends Pt. 2

As I learn to navigate the waters of work/life balance, every now and again my friends and I will embark on shenanigans that remind my why I chose the freelance life.

My buddy Summer, who is from Canada (or Canadia as I lovingly call it), found a “Poutenerie” in Downtown Las Vegas. Since I hadn’t been downtown in a minute and I love food, I happily accepted the invitation. Poutine is this wondrous creation that Canadians brought to life. For reasons I can’t understand it’s not that popular here in the States (or at least where I have lived). In a nutshell, poutine is made up of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. It’s magically delicious and wonderful.

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Nacho Grande Poutine! Nom nom nom…

After our delicious poutine experience, we made our way to Container Park, where we actually met at a Meetup function a couple years ago. The cool thing about Container Park is that it’s a shopping/dining plaza made entirely out of shipping containers. It’s neat and hipstery– a fun time nonetheless.

Finishing our impromptu excursion, I took Summer and her sister to Oak & Ivy, a super dope whiskey bar, for a quick drink. I love this place because they have so many amazing whiskey creations that actually allow you to appreciate whiskey. Plus our bartender, Pinto was really chill.

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Pinto working his libation magic

Without a doubt, our spontaneous adventure was a much needed pick me up for me. It’s always great to get out of your head and live in the real world. I think I might try it some more. 😉

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Fun memories being made 

Strategic Sunday Pt. 7: Finding My Rhythm

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I secretly wish we could learn things like Neo and company did in the Matrix. The first thing on my list would be to download “time management” in my brain. Within seconds I’d be a master at prioritizing the to-do list of my life.

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Since that’s not in the cards, I am learning to find balance between work and life. It’s not an easy feat seeing as I’m a habitual over-thinker who can’t seem to shut off her brain at times. That said, I have indulged in a few pastimes like taking Abbey to the park and crocheting. In fact I’m working on a few blankets as everyone I know seems to be pregnant (I’m not sure what’s in the water but I’m sure as hell not drinking it).

For now, my biggest focus for this week is:

  • Blogging regularly
  • Finishing projects before the deadline
  • Exercising
  • Reading!

So that’s what’s on the docket for now. I hope everyone has a swell Sunday and a wonderful week! 🙂

Morning Coffee

I am not a morning person, but I am trying to change my ways. So recently I’ve started getting up very early to walk my dog because I live in a place that’s  temperature is comparable to Satan’s butt crack. Even at 4:30am it’s already 80 degrees. Being the caffeinated junkie that I am, brewing coffee in the morning has lessened my Starbucks dependence. Well, only slightly because it’s treat receipt time and I’m a sucker for a deal. Anyway, I take that time to reflect; to get away from all electronic distractions and focus on my deeds for the day. Aside from getting my work duties done, I am really excited to start on my “25 things list”. I’ll admit I haven’t been the most social on my personal time because I’m always around people work-wise. A lot of the time I like to hole up in my apartment with my pup and catch up on IQ-dropping television. But not today! I shall conquer the world and take no prisoners! I’m aiming to have a funny story to share by the end of the day. On that note, I hope everyone has a beautiful Monday and that your day is full of laughter and joy!

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