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What to do in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio May 5 - 11

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio

This happened last week...!

Walk, Rock, and Run for Diversity Centers,

What will this weekend bring...?

Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio 
The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.


My Secret Weapon for Instant Me Time #bluforYou

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My secret weapon for instant me time #bluforyou

Rush, rush, rush.

I feel like I'm rushing all the time. Hurry up to get there and hurry up to get here. And, when I get there I wait, work, or hopefully, relax. I take ‘me time’ when I can get it and I have a secret weapon - blu PLUS+ eCigs.

No matter how early I get up in the morning, I still feel like I'm rushing. Rushing to get the kids up, lunches made, showers, hair fixed, and somewhere in there, coffee. Sure, I could do some of that the night before and on occasion I do, but I still feel rushed.

In a flurry of hugs and kisses, I'm out the door to maneuver my way through construction and traffic.

The normal route has been changing from an expressway to a boulevard. This means what was once a 50 mph quick run to work is now a 35 mph jog. Also, the whole three lanes to two lanes messes with the flow of traffic. And, you know what? It is less stressful to take side streets then deal with that mess in the morning.

My job, as an office manager, has its own pace. Roughly 180 people rely on me to make sure they have tools to do their job and in some degree of comfort. It’s more about reacting to problems and trying to expect needs. When there is a problem, then there's a surge of activity until the job is complete.

The best part of my job is I can leave it all there. And, hurry home.

Driving is my favorite part of the day. It is my alone time. I use it to plan the day, decompress, and on occasion - daydream. Especially on a really stressful day. Going or coming to work, I keep my stress levels in check with my blu PLUS+ eCig.


What 4 Pounds Means to Me #RealYouYMCA

What 4 pounds means to me #RealYouYMCA #FattoFitinCLE

I am participating in The Real You program courtesy of the Parker Hannifin YMCA to facilitate this conversation. All opinions are my own.

It's been 11 days, 1 hour, 39 minutes and 17 seconds since I started The Real You at the Parker Hannifin YMCA

It's been a rough two weeks.

The hardest part was stepping through the door.

Parker Hannifin YMCA at the Galleria at Erieview
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