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Holiday Blues

Happy post-Thanksgiving! For me, today is the Sunday post Thanksgiving, as I took Monday off to avoid holiday traffic heading home. And much as I appreciate having time off, getting to travel for fun instead of work and the privileges I have that allowed me to enjoy the past few days, I’m a little bit down.

It’s that dreary, have to go back to work and reality feeling that always gets me feeling a little glum after the holidays. Spending time with family makes it even worse, because as we’ve gotten older we’ve all spread out, so it seems now that holidays are the only time we get to catch up and hang out, which I absolutely adore. Again, I am very privileged in that I get to enjoy these things. I get paid vacation and holiday days, my bosses cover for me when I take days off so I really don’t have to work, etc.

I spent turkey day in New Orleans, LA with my father. He recently moved out to Arizona, and as I’m on the East Coast we needed a good half way point. We both love NOLA and the Air Bnb rates were great, so we decided to go for it. As it’s only about a 5 1/2 hour drive, I made the trek in my little Mazda 3 instead of flying, and therefore had an awful lot of audio time to fill in my 11+ hours of driving.

A friend and coworker introduced me to Mavenly.co  not too long ago, and I’ve become enamored with their content. I devoured perhaps 6-8 hours of podcasts, combing through their archives and constantly finding new inspiration and dozens of women I want to learn more about and work with. The last podcast on my drive touched a little bit on content creation, focusing on the line between creating content just for the sake of creating and creating content because you’re really fired up and excited to write a new post.

Well, the general consensus was that when you’re new, it’s best to force yourself to write regularly. I kind of knew that already – it’s a lot of what NaNoWriMo is all about – but hearing it discussed was just the kick in the pants I needed to put together a post today. That is why I’m drafting a stream of consciousness post for the evening. I have some cool ideas for posts moving forward, but they need to be better thought out and researched, and I am just not feeling up to a labor intensive post.

Hope everyone Stateside had a fantastic Thanksgiving, filled without too much consumerism pressures or overfilled bellies, lots of laughs and fun with family, and perhaps a couple Cyber Monday thrills that you’ll love gifting over the next month.

Before I sign off, I’ll have some exciting news to share in the next couples of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for details on other places you may be able to find me!

Q

 

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Hello, World

Hello!

So, I’ve decided to make the commitment to a blog. We’ll see if I stick to it – at this point in my life another line item on my to do list really seems like the last thing that I need to do.

But, at the same time, I’ve been told by more than person, and more than once by each, that I need to start a blog. I figured hey, the worst that happens is I get back into a writing habit and no one ever reads my stuff.

Still deciding what exactly I want this space to be. For those of you who don’t know me, I have developed many passionate interests, not all of which lend themselves to a cohesive blog. Or life, for that matter!

I’m a 200 hr. certified yoga teacher, a pretty decent pr professional (if I do say so myself), a fitness enthusiast, unofficial life-coach, human rights advocate and more. I’m thinking I’ll just start writing my thoughts here, and see where that takes me. If you’re reading, please feel free to leave me thoughts, comments, whatever you like! As long, of course, as it’s positive. I’ve dealt with the whole cyber bullying thing, and I’m not having it.

Thanks for reading.

CQ

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue’s Weekend Makeover

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue’s Weekend Makeover

By Chelsea Moore

NEW YORK

et ready to eat your heart out at the 39th annual Atlantic Antic street fair. Sunday, September 29th from noon until 6 p.m. New York City’s largest street fair will be taking over ten blocks of Atlantic Ave. from Hicks St. down to Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn. The event will feature over 600 vendors, with everything from local restaurants and stores to crafts, fashion, food, and more.

The annual Atlantic Antic street festival is presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC). Founded in 1974, the AALDC is a non-profit organization that strives to “further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area,” according to the organization’s website. Linking the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, the AALDC provides information, advocacy and other services to promote the preservation of some prime New York history.

As is traditional of street fairs everywhere, the Atlantic Antic will host a wide variety of food, from the swanky and savory to the sinfully delicious funnel cake. With 39 years of tradition backing this event, a number of repeat booths will appear. Brooklyn-based Waterfront Alehouse, Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound and more will be in attendance serving up delicious eats. Sixpoint Brewery will be at the Antic serving their annual Antic Amber, brewed special for this event. And the Antic will welcome newcomer Free Range Wine to the festival this year. Free Range will be serving up a variety of over 200 fine wines.

After you fill up on Antic food and drink be sure to stop by one of the festival’s 12 stages to see some great performances. With an array of musical options, you’ll be able to pick your favorite genre from country to reggae to dance the afternoon away. A Kid’s Block is also planned, and will be located between Boerum St. and Smith St. with face painting and pony rides for younger attendees.

Who: The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

What: The Atlantic Antic, New York’s largest street festival

When: Sunday September 29th 2013 from Noon until 6 p.m.

Where: Atlantic Ave. between Hicks St. and Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn, NY

Why: According to the event’s website, “the Atlantic Antic will bring together thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun! The Atlantic Antic is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn.”