24 Lessons I’ve learned in 24 Years

Since reading this post on Nineteen Chickens about getting into the habit of making Monday's a better day, I've truly been working on not looking at the beginning of the week so negatively! And how can I not be positive, today of all days?  IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.  There really isn't anything special about turning 24, … Continue reading 24 Lessons I’ve learned in 24 Years

CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

Joe Aresimowicz never planned to be a politician. In fact, he "always considered himself the reluctant politician" and "never once for a moment thought he'd ever get involved in politics." On January 4, 2017, Aresimowicz was officially elected as the Connecticut Speaker of the House, in addition to proudly serving the 30th House District, which includes Berlin … Continue reading CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

On Tuesday, March 28, the Berlin Town Council and Board of Education presented their budget proposals for the 2017-2018 fiscal year during a public hearing at Berlin High School. Now that we are less than 2 weeks away from voting on the budget, take a look below at how this year's proposal could affect your … Continue reading The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Since Monday morning, my coworkers and I have been talking nonstop about getting hot fudge sundaes from Praline's. Don't ask us how the topic came up because we wouldn't even remember, but the thought has been planted and the craving won't budge! After a very long and chaotic workday, I almost caved and got the sundae. … Continue reading HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

From Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, peer leaders from the Berlin High School Upbeat Program were at YMCA Camp Woodstock for an advanced training weekend. What made it advanced? They were hand selected to learn about public speaking and presentation skills from a handful of members in the community. Keep reading below to … Continue reading RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

#TravelTuesday

Like every morning, I was scrolling through Twitter today to get a quick update on what was going on in the world while I had been sleeping. At some point, I ended up on the #TravelTuesday tag because apparently that's a thing. Either way, it kept me busy for a while and ended up giving me … Continue reading #TravelTuesday

“May your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”

Just like I mentioned on my About page, I need coffee for survival. The addiction started about 15 years ago, at the age of 8 when my mom would let me get mocha ice storms from from the Nordstrom Café at the mall. Why I needed an ice blended coffee at that young of an … Continue reading “May your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”

Confessions of a College Commuter

Let me just start off by saying that my first day of college was August 29, 2011. With five and a half years of experience as a college commuter, I am not a rookie to this game. Commuters are not a rare breed. We all regularly go to and from school, and for the most part, deal with … Continue reading Confessions of a College Commuter

Living the Dream (Job)

From teacher to pediatrician to a public relations specialist, my dream job has changed many times since the question of "what do you want to be when you grow up" was first asked in preschool. Early in college, I said that a 9-5 desk job would be out of the question for whatever career I would spend … Continue reading Living the Dream (Job)