January was quiet, just as I wanted. When I sat back and thought over the events of this past month, I couldn't recall much hustle and bustle taking place, and I'm so content with that. This frigid, curl up under a blanket kind of weather had me in such a demure mood towards the outside world - and it was great to retreat for a bit.

For the most part, I've been chilling - but here are a few takeaways from my laid back January:


Comedy clubs normally aren't my thing. The last time I went, I laughed a little too hard at a comedian's joke and ended up being pulled on stage for a dance contest - I still get red-faced thinking about it. So, when I was invited to The Laughing Skull Lounge, I agreed in reluctance.

I've been to The Vortex a few times before, but I had no idea that they had a whole comedy club in the back of the restaurant. Every week, they host open mic nights for aspiring, stand-up comedians and I was surprised with tickets to a show. It was freezing that particular evening, so I wasn't thrilled about having to leave the house and go out into the cold. But two hours and two Jack & Ginger's later and was warm and giggly without a care in the world.

It was a nice time, the acts were genuinely funny and fake laughter was totally not necessary. After the showed we ordered some dinner and enjoyed the chilly evening. Now that I know about TLS, I'll definitely venture out another time - perhaps when the weather breaks.


I am not a water drinker. Don't get me wrong, water isn't gross, but it's not tasty either. Correction, it's not as tasty as other (sugary) beverages. But nonetheless, water is vital to all aspects of physical well-being.

I'm in my thirties, so I'm starting to take my health more seriously - and my water intake is step number one. Early last month, I made a quick run to the corner store and noticed some really cool art on the front of a bottle of LIFE WTR - which a ph-balanced brand of water that showcases the work of up and coming artists on their labels. At the moment, that was a good enough reason for me to buy it, and I've been drinking it ever since. My energy has increased, my skin is popping and I just feel better now that I've incorporated more water into my life. It may not seem like a big deal to most, but I am so proud of myself for taking small, yet meaningful steps towards a healthier lifestyle.


No matter what the month, I always indulge in some good food. Growing up in a household with a professional chef, my taste buds have become refined and accustomed to nothing but the best. Eating good will always be a thing!

Paces & Vine


Listen, Linda...

A big chunk of my 2018 was consumed with interpersonal dissension. This year will be no continuation of the former (not on my watch!)

Last year was draining, but through all of the wasted energy, withered Olive branches, and pointless perpetuation, I happened to develop an emotional safeguard that has proven to be favorable and nourishing to my mental health. I learned to find peace in being still and loving others from afar.

Silence is Powerful.


One month down, eleven to go. I enjoyed you, January! ✌❤


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