Let It Be; (a) Beautiful Day

Angie Adventure, Dublin, Fun, Gratitude, Inspiration, Ireland, Journey, London, Meanings, Memories, Messages, Music, Obsession, Signs, Travel, Vacation, Words 2 Comments

“Where words leave off, music begins.” ~Heinrich Heine Dear Universe, I love music. So much so, that it astonishes me that I have never really written about it before. Music plays a part in my life every day. Whether it’s impromptu dance parties while getting the day started, music blaring on my long car rides to work (with me loudly …

Dublin and Moher

Angie Adventure, Appreciation, Blessed, Escape, Gratitude, Ireland, Journey, Luck, Memories, Moments, Open Mind, Opportunity, Peace, Road Trip, Spontaneity, Travel, Vacation, Wishing 0 Comments

“Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.” ~Marty Rubin Dear Universe, I have long dreamed of traveling to Ireland.  And when the plan was made, everyone told me the same thing. I would love Ireland.  The Irish people would greet us with open arms.  Ireland is beautiful. And from the moment we arrived at the airport, I …

The Giving and Receiving of Writing

Angie Appreciation, Changes, Gratitude, Guidance, Hope, Impact, Insight, Inspiration, Journal, Journey, Lessons, Life, Memories, Positive, Wisdom, Writing 2 Comments

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~Anaïs Nin Dear Universe, Recently I stumbled upon a writing contest on Positive Writer.  The topic, “How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life,” intrigued me.  Though I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been reading, this idea is something I only recently thought about. But I’ve never …

Buon Giorno

Angie Abundance, Adventure, Friends, Fun, Joie de Vivre, Leap List, Lists, Manifesting, Memories, Moments, Opportunity, Peace, Relaxation, Travel, Universe, Vacation, Venice 0 Comments

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Dear Universe, For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel to Italy.  I often joke that I must have been Italian in a past life with my proclivity …

Old School

Angie Appreciation, Books, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Keep Calm, Memories, Past, Photographs, Reading, Relaxation, Rituals, Stories, Traditions, Vacation 0 Comments

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” ~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Dear Universe, I’m a bit of an old soul. I listen to songs from way before my time, I love wearing my grandmother’s jewelry and looking through old black and white family photos makes me content. So …

Fond Farewell, 2013

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Future, Intentions, Letting Go, Lists, Memories, New Year, Peace, Rituals, Superstitions, Time, Traditions, Winter, Writing 0 Comments

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many –not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens Dear Universe, As you are well aware, the end of the year keeps me busy. Busy preparing for all my New Year’s traditions! Yes, there are specific clothes to wear, food to eat and rituals to practice.  …

1,825 Days

Angie Books, Fun, Future, Gratitude, Happiness, Hope, Insight, Journal, Journey, Lessons, Life, Memories, Moments, Moving On, Past, Rituals, Traditions, Writing 0 Comments

“Don’t count the days.  Make the days count.” ~Muhammed Ali Dear Universe, I received my first diary when I was about eight or nine-years-old.  It was pink and had a miniscule heart lock attached.  I kept the key hidden and sitting to write was a secretive process.  I’d sneak away to my bedroom, shut the door, pick a colored pen, …