Foliage Watching

I’ve been a wee bit distracted by the gamut of orange littering the street. There’s little more beautiful than the transition of Fall.



And evidently, I’ve been too distracted taking pictures next to leaves to blog the past few weeks. Infinite apologies.


Note: I do have other shoes I swear


While I wasn’t foliage watching, there have been a few notable moments:

1) Halloweening in Chicago. It’s a hard life being a party animal unicorn. Costumes followed by a girls weekend in NYC. In withdrawal from everyone and both cities.


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2) It seems that I’m late to the auto-correct text jokes. Regardless, I lost my whole night a few hours of productivity this weekend due to uncontrollable laughter and amusement. I’m actually still chuckling to myself, which my coworkers are clearly loving this bright-eyed Monday morning. Read THIS


3) Mediterranean for lunch. I’m successfully hitting my Falafel quota every other day. Be still my heart.



4) Wearing my underwear on backwards, because I’m that cool. Or maybe because I’m just that lazy to make the transition after my discovery in the work stall. Well, at least I got treated myself to Starbucks. Cheers.

Good day

Good day


5) Candy wrappers at the gym. Washington Sports Club is the epitome of health.

nothing like a Hershey's Kiss to fuel your crunches

nothing like a Hershey’s Kiss to fuel your crunches


6) My thoughts on trail mix exactly.



8) Colleen’s new VW body. This made for a very fun drive to our 10 miler trail race.




9) Tranny Tuesdays in Dupont. But really, there was a wine night with le friends and then the annual Dupont Drag Queen Race. Quite an impressive display of Halloween costumes and very tall, made-up men.


How has your November been?



Fall into It

After 60 minutes of long holds, trembling triceps, I was finally there. Dear, Shasvasana. My heavy breathing coming to a pause, my lips parting, and eyes falling heavy.


In that state of rest, my yoga teacher whispered reminders to be still. To be comforted in this instant. To relish in the moment. And quell our worries and push away those nagging anxieties. We were here. Perfect in this moment.  And exactly where we needed to be.


With a crazy work schedule like I had last week, it’s seemingly impossible for those words to resonate.  Heck, I’m even on my work email Sunday night. But we must let them. Be still with your breath and comprehend that you are in this moment—not yesterday’s argument or next month’s job review. You’re here now. This is the opportunity to remain grounded. And to find perspective. Challenge yourself to ride life’s waves and not connect every dot in your life. Be patient enough to endure and strong enough to believe.




A Little of This

After such disjointed time in DC this summer, it’s nice to settle back into life in the nation’s capital. I can breath a sigh of relief not having to source my wardrobe from my textbook sized suitcase. With the crisp hint of fall in the air, I’ve been soaking up rendezvous with friends, sleep time in my quasi new apartment (as its been very rare), pumpkin flavored everything, DC centric activities, reading whenever I have a spare second, and overall, some care free weekends.



This fall has looked a little like this:

Pumpkin candles....and spring tulips

Pumpkin candles….and spring tulips


Scoping out my next meal at Ted's

Scoping out my next meal at Ted’s


Killing a trail half marathon...while killing myself in the process

Killing a trail half marathon…while killing myself in the process


Still nursing wounds

Still nursing wounds


Rekindling my love for Sweetgreen salads

Rekindling my love for Sweetgreen salads



Alt-J on Wednesday


Pumpkin pancakes and pink kettles

Pumpkin pancakes and pink kettles


Coveting puppies

Coveting puppies


Froyo with my bro

Froyo with my bro


Potomac scrambling life

Potomac scrambling life


Pumpkin lattes and fall nails

Pumpkin lattes and fall nails


Pretending to be hipster

Faux hipster selfies


Shifts at the yoga studio


Breaking bad therapy

Breaking Bad therapy


Anyone watch last night’s finale?? What’s your fall looked like?