Superman.

 

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“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”- Mary Roach

I don’t really know how to breathe right now, because I know someone whom I once cared about so deeply is no longer breathing. I stopped the moment that I saw the post… “Two NC-based Marines killed in Iraq.” How quickly that sentence plunged a knife into my chest, as I gasped for air, staring into that pair of serious dark eyes that I had gotten to know so well. (more…)

A Little Slice of Paradise.

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Good morning from the comfort of my sheets… I have had such a productive couple of days y’all. I somehow managed to get three loads of laundry done and most of the house clean… EXCEPT for my bathroom because it is the one room that I loathe with the burning fire of dragons. Whenever I clean that room it stays clean for about 2.3 seconds, then the dirt fairy makes another visit and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo… It needs to be cleaned AGAIN. Aside from my mad woman cleaning, I also went to Zumba last night and did the salsa until my glutes almost fell off. I do Zumba a lot, but this was a new instructor and she was relentless! At one point in the class I actually thought to myself, “If I have to do the cumbia for one more minute, my calves are going to break off. They are just going to snap off like a couple of old Italian breadsticks.” So there I was in the back of the class, worrying about my Italian breadstick calves and struggling to breathe, and I looked up to see the cutest little granny – SCHOOLING the entire class in the front. I mean this woman was jumping all over the place and doing the Merengue like she was JLo herself. At that point, I figured, “Megan Marie, pull yourself together. If that eighty-year-old woman can dance like that so can you.”  (more…)

These are a few of My Favorite Things 🎶

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Good Morning Lovelies. It’s only 8:30 AM here in the Queen City and I have already had an elephant-sized coffee and a green tea to follow… A good indicator that I am running on fumes and Jesus. My vacation officially starts in 4 hours 7 minutes and 23 seconds, not that anyone is counting or anything. Annnnd in typical fashion, I haven’t packed a lick.  In my defense though, my life is practically scheduled down to the last minute up until January. I barely have time to pee, much less pack a suitcase. I pride myself on being a fairly efficient packer, but it is always a process deciding what I want to bring. There are a select few products though, that are always a give-in in my beauty repertoire, the first and foremost items that I throw into my little black bag of tricks. And they just might be the first and foremost items that you should be throwing into those Christmas stockings you slackers haven’t stuffed yet… I am right there with ya partner. Santa’s main elf has been also been slacking this year… buried under a pile of events, flights, and juggling Hinge dates. Just in case you are down to the wire – here is a list of my favorite things – sure to please just about anyone on Santa’s nice list. (more…)

A Mountain or a Molehill.

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Good Morning! From the safety of my living room! I am never leaving.

I have to say… working on holidays has become a little bit of the norm for me. Regardless, even after five years, it still feels weird to be watching from the outside in, when my family celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the New Year… all while I hobnob the day away in some city far far away. This year, I got a trip on Thanksgiving to Seattle. So in true flight attendant fashion, I had my holiday turkey a few days earlier and I packed my little black suitcase. (more…)

So You are an Influenster… Now what? How to get your first Voxbox, and How to Keep getting Them.

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If you have followed my blog long enough you will know that I have been working with a site called Influenster for the past several years. Influenster is a website that will send you free products in exchange for a little bit of advertisement and an honest review. It is a program that I have really enjoyed, and I have previously written about how to get started as an Influenster in one of my earlier blog posts. Want to check it out? Click the link below. (more…)

The Yellow Brick Road.

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I am at the gym right now at ten o’clock at night like a crazy person. Honestly, I am just trying not to turn into a slice of pizza because you know there is this saying floating around out there… you are what you eat. In which case, half of me would be a slice of pepperoni and the other half would be a loaf of generously buttered banana bread. Then if you sliced me open I would probably just confetti all over you in a shower of chocolate chips. Well, I am only ” partially” kidding. I did have broccoli the other day. I pinky swear a hundred thousand rainbow gumdrops. (more…)

Double Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes: Betty Crocker Hack

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Oh man y’all. I  think maybe in the Summer I should just automatically Henna my forehead to say “Out of commission. Too tired to function.” Summer for most people is usually a time for relaxation and recuperation – uh that is not the reality in the world of aviation. Summer is peak travel season for the rest of the world, which means it’s peak travel season for us too, only enhanced by like a thousand. By the end, I usually feel as worn out as my raggedy old suitcase looks, with its wheels half falling off and a broken zipper. I am starting to get to that point now, just a state of perpetual exhaustion… (more…)

5 Ways You as a Millennial Can Become More Green before The Day has Even Ended

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Ahem. Millennials are known to be very passionate individuals. I know this because I have gotten on the plane multiple times meeting a group of my coworkers for the first time – many of them are in their late forties, early fifties, and they give me that all too familiar, wary side glance. Like they are silently thinking to themselves… “Who is this little whippersnapper who looks like she was just birthed, and why in Jehosaphat’s name is she on this plane.”  I always win them over fairly quickly, but the common thought process is this, Millenials are always on their phones, taking selfies, posting the latest status, thoroughly and totally self-involved.  (more…)

UnHinged: Is Swiping Right Really the Answer to Modern Dating?

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“It’s the only way to really find someone…” “ I met my husband on Tinder, he owns a Tesla, brought to life a startup tech company at the age of fifteen, and he is CPR certified.” “We swiped right to finding love.” “It really ISN’T just for hookups.”
We have all heard them. All of the glorious reviews of dating apps that lead unsuspecting young minds to the land of online dating in hopes of meeting their own elusive unicorn of a partner. But does it really work? That is the million dollar question that we all need answered.

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7 Things you Should be doing Right Now if you are Single and Twenty Something.

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Y’all, first let me say what a blessing it is to have time in your life while you are completely unattached. There are benefits to marriage and finding your person for sure… cough cough can anyone say split income ☝🏻? But that sweet spot beforehand??? A lot of people take that for granted, and I personally think it’s one of the most important times in your life because you are cultivating THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON in your LIFE. That would be you sweet cheeks. And I am here to tell you all of the things you should be doing to make the most of your blissful freedom. Because yes. It is blissful freedom. Once you start seeing it that way, your life will change as you know it. (more…)