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For a Magical Meeting with My Mentor: “Elizabeth Gilbert is Big Magic”

“And that’s when I realized that the better part of my life had already begun.” -      Elizabeth Gilbert, “Confessions of a Seduction Addict” I don’t even know where to begin. But I suppose I will start at the beginning as any good teacher would suggest. If I were to start at the beginning this story started in the winter of 2007. At the time I had a loved one who was in the hospital dealing with some very serious medical issues, issues of life and death actually. While unable to help her out as much as I wanted to, I tried to find ways that would entertain and comfort her. While she was far away in Connecticut, my life in New York City went on, which left me on jury duty at that moment. Yep, it’s as much fun as you think, especially during stressful times. On my long breaks from court, I would walk around the neighborhood and often find myself in Barnes and Noble. Oh how I love a good book store! I’m the first one to admit how much I loathe mos

For an Afternoon Filled With Building and Bonding: “LEGOLAND Discovery Center”

Happiness can always be found, sometimes in the places we don’t expect. My normal Sunday schedule is to lie on the couch all day clearing my DVR and pretending I am about to start writing at any second. Before I know it I am watching John Walsh on CNN and then TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”  It is amazing how fast those precious hours fly by especially in contrast to the ones I spent at work all week. So if I am going to go out on Sunday and brake away from this most treasured ritual it has to be worth it. I need to know it is for something fun, interesting, blog worthy (which apparently it is), and with people I love. Lucky for me such was the case last weekend. For a few months now I have been promising my nephew and niece that I would go with them and their mom (my bff) to LEGOLAND in Yonkers, N.Y. We had inadvertently stumbled upon this treasure while hanging out playing around on an I-Pad. Somehow