It’s funny how fast time flies…or is continuing to fly. 100 days ago, yesterday, I posted about the 100 Day Dash – an initiative at my work to get everyone up and moving – stepping, to be more specific. I made a goal to get 15,000 steps per day with a total ending step goal of 1.5 Million steps… It’s funny when you make a goal…and then you’re put on a fairly competitive team who pushes you to do even… Read more »

America the Beautiful Dress

Part One – America and Me I have a lot of American pride – I’m like the USA’s biggest fan. The days surrounding the nations history – the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and our recent September 11th are near and dear to my heart. Why? I’m not sure, exactly. I have studied and enjoyed learning American history throughout my life and have – as long as I can remember – gotten a little misty eyed at the sight of… Read more »

La (Best Friend) and I

Is it really the beginning of September ?! Summer has certainly flown by! If you don’t know, I graduated college this past May and honestly am still adjusting to full-time life and living in a new place. And, I can’t help but be a little melancholy that I’m not returning to Michigan State this week for classes. Work is good though, I am curious to see where my work and my career will take me! I’m doing my best to keep up… Read more »

Books by Unsplash

For my book lovers out there, do you ever feel as though you’ll never make it through that stack of books? Or do you ever buy books, even though you have plenty yet to get through…because, well, the book sounds delicious?! I do… I’m guilty as charged! In fact, several weeks ago, I was so fed up with the list of over 50 books in my “to-read” queue, that I made a promise to myself to STOP finding new books… Read more »

Fitbit Logo

If you didn’t know, I’m the proud owner of a Fitbit One. I love it. So, what is it? Fitbit is a company that produces fitness trackers and devices. I’ve had my Fitbit One for a little over a year, and prior to that I had the Fitbit Force for a while. The Force has been discontinued do to a rash/burn it produced on very few people (myself included). That’s okay, though as they have an entirely new set of… Read more »

Questions Image

And, we are back with the next set of questions. If you didn’t know, I’ve been answering 50 questions that will free your my mind. They are incredibly intriguing and I encourage each of you to answer them yourself! Check out Round One, Round Two and Round Three!   1. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Well, if everything that made me happy made everyone else around me happy, too – it’d be a… Read more »

Gratitude Symbol

Today, I want to share a list of things I’m grateful for. Every once in a while, I compile this list in my head, but I think it’s so important to write it out. Doing this every so often helps me to remember how truly blessed I am in this crazy world and how, the little problems I face day-to-day really are small and through all these wonderful things, I can do anything! Here it goes… Mom & Dad Sister… Read more »

My Other Half & I at Forecastle

  The past week has been crazy. Literally. My Fitbit One tells me that I slept 6 hours or less, Monday through Thursday night. I’ve managed to walk around 130,000 steps in the last seven days – i.e. an average of well over my goal of 15,000 steps per day. Why so busy, you ask? I’m not sure. I think when there are events post-work and there’s already a lack of sleep…that’s an issue. I’m still adjusting to this full-time world!… Read more »

Inside Out Movie Cover

*This post may contain SPOILERS* So, yesterday – my other half and I decided to go and see Inside Out. You might be thinking, oh that’s that kid movie…I’m here to tell you that Inside Out is for kids AND for adults. The creators at Disney and Pixar did an absolutely fabulous job making this movie – oh and the actors (voices) – on point. So, what made us go? Well, it opened at approximately $91.1 million – making it… Read more »

Blog Profile Photo - My Life In Snippets

Hi everyone! And welcome to my new WordPress-based My Life In Snippets! This past week or so, I spent time relocating from Weebly to It was a ton of work – and I’ve had some major blogging withdrawals as I’ve been moving and editing and updating everything. I hope that this next step for My Life In Snippets brings good things for not only myself, but also my readers. As I’ve customized my theme, and re-worked my About… Read more »

Happiness Wordcloud Image

Okay. Step One. Read the Quote on the right. I’m serious. Don’t wait and come back later. Do it now. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a… Read more »

Graduation Day Image

This past Sunday, I became a Michigan State University, College of Engineering, Undergraduate Alum. Has it sank in? Not even a little bit. It was a crazy day… It all started with a breakfast for all Computer Science students, their families and friends. At this breakfast, I had the honor of speaking to my peers, their families and the faculty that has helped me each day of college to get through it all. Although I may share my speech with… Read more »