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Wow, I just realized my last post was July 20th… time sure is flying by. I have missed writing and so, here I am, checking in with all of you.

The other day I had a very cool experience. I was standing in Alice’s Tea Cup (the best tea shop in NYC- go already!!) talking with a friend, when a woman approached me, she said “you’re the woman who writes the blog ‘It’s Always An Adventure’, aren’t you?”. I was kind of blown away and it also confirms to me that my crazy curly hair IS that recognizable. So, it turns out that she was visiting from Australia and used to live in NYC (I won’t bore you with the rest of the details, mutual friend, etc..). However, she was incredibly nice and said how she and some friends read my blog in Australia- wow- what a compliment! HELLO AUSTRALIA, thanks for reading all of my crazy thoughts and keeping up with my adventures =) And it also prodded me to get my butt in gear and start writing again.

Things have been busy in our family. I started a new job. I am working in a school again which makes me extremely happy. I love being back involved in education and working with families, children and administration in my role as a parent coordinator. Not going to lie, it has been a big adjustment for all of us having me back at work but I think the change is good for me as well as the girls. The big kid started high school this fall and the little one started middle school. Between the three of us we are navigating three school schedules, meetings, extra-curricular activities and personal growth. No wonder I feel so damn tired. Maybe I would write more if I could stay up past 9:30 😉

Overall, we are doing well. Positive change, steps forward. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am enjoying the cooler weather. Memphis and I are taking lots of long walks in Central Park. My achilles is still not super happy with me but Soul Cycle is keeping me sane and healthy. Good friends, connecting with old friends, warm mugs of tea, belly laughs, episodes of Gilmore Girls, binge watching new tv, dreaming of my upcoming Thanksgiving trip to California… all of these things are helping to distract from the insanity of US politics, a finalized divorce and a general heaviness in the world.

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and a perfect time to reflect. Ultimately there are so many things to be grateful and thankful for. Right now I am thankful for the peace I find just regrouping and working on life’s simpler things. It is not all sunshine and lollipops but damn, it is life and it is meant to be lived. I guess I have been in my head a lot lately trying to find perspective, answers or simply just daydreaming. And I am a-okay with that. I am grateful for a new day.

Thanks for hanging out my friends. Hope you are all well. Be good to each other. Here are some of my favorite pics from the past few months. Enjoy and rock on with your beautiful, badass selves!

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It has been one of those Mondays… non stop craziness and a million and one things to do… Yet I found myself gazing out the window of my office numerous times as I pounded away at the keyboard. It is an absolutely spectacular day here in NYC. No humidity, cooler temperatures, blue skies with clouds floating by, a slight chill and promise of fall in the air. The perfect September day. I was itching to get out and embrace the day.

Daydreaming!!

So, after I crossed off a few of the things to do on my never ending list, I decided that today was too perfect to resist and I leashed up my faithful canine friend and headed out on one of our favorite walks down by the water along Riverside Park. We shared the path with a few cyclists, runners, other wandering souls and dog walkers.

My handsome dog pal, Dopey =)

It was a truly beautiful walk and the air was crisp and fresh. The trees are already turning a bit and losing their leaves, the boats are anchored in the harbor and being NYC, there was even a large yacht making its way toward larger water.

Love the beauty of the Hudson River

Puffy white clouds dotting the skyline

Why yes, that rather large beautiful boat is towing a much smaller one behind…

As I walked, enjoying the calm and the beauty of the day my thoughts began to drift to the significance of tomorrow’s date, September 11th. Eleven years ago, it was a beautiful day just like this one. I did not want to dwell on the past, but I couldn’t help but think how important it is to embrace the here and now. And so I am glad that I took a bit of a pause in my day to just enjoy the moment, to reflect and in some ways to remember. It is so very easy to get caught up in the chaos, but today I took the time to breathe. NYC, I adore you.

Take a seat and rest for a moment. I will even share the bench xox

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