Time to Travel Part 1 – Planning the Timeframe & Destination

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I really enjoy planning things.  Whether it’s something as small as a quick weeknight dinner or something larger like a long-term plan to pay off all of my debt, mapping out the path to reach a future goal just really makes my heart happy.  Having the main details already figured out before you get into whatever the task may be makes everything go smoother and faster, and who doesn’t value saving themselves some time and frustration?  The past few weeks, my boyfriend and I have been slowly narrowing down the specifics of our next vacation, which will be in October.  The planning gears in my brain are hard at work, so I thought I would share the process in this two part series.  This first post will cover picking a destination and timeframe, while the second will cover choosing a place to stay (with a fun spreadsheet!  Those exist, right?).


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Chicken Burrito Bowls


Alright, here we are with the first post centered around eating. Eating happens to be one of my favorite activities, so naturally it has it’s own dedicated space on this site. Just so you know what to expect: I don’t like making meals that have 20 ingredients, dirty up more dishes than I can fit in the sink, or have me eating dinner when I would rather be falling asleep due to a lengthy preparation process. I was searching around on Pinterest for some sort of “bowl” to make and couldn’t really find anything that fit what I wanted. I needed something easy, but didn’t want all of my ingredients mixed together in the crockpot (I can’t stand my food mixed up before I get it on my plate–I’m a weirdo). It needed to be something that could be built by each individual diner to fit their taste preferences. The recipe below is what I came up with.

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8 Items With Permanent Desk Real Estate

The “Climb” page will have info related to career health.  While this post is very light-hearted and stays on the surface, I thought it would be a good way to break the ice on this tab.

I find that everyone I’ve worked with has several items always within close reach on their desk, and these items vary from person to person and also within different industries and positions.  For a little over four years, I have worked in multi-family property management.  Right now I’m the Assistant Community Director at a beautiful property in Knoxville, TN, and noticed myself reaching and looking for certain items more than others.  Below I have shared 8 items that have permanent real estate at my desk that I rely on daily.

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