What I am reading: gearing up for an amazing 2017

I have always loved to read.  But, over the last year and a half or so, I have seen the benefit of consistent personal development reading and listening to podcasts, watching TED talks, etc.  Making this investment in myself has helped me both professionally and personally.  I have heard a ton about Gabrielle Bernstein, so […]

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Thank you for being a friend?

I meant to write sooner, but the last couple of days have been a bit of a whirlwind. I was in Chicago for business and some great business developments occurred. It is everything my vision board has been dreaming of!! 🙂 Then, on Wednesday afternoon, I received a text from a “friend” that included choice […]

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I almost lost my sh*t this evening, because I had to say “brush your teeth” for the tenth time. After saying, “put on your pajamas” at least five times, which was after, “did you wash your hair yet?” at least six times. Zero zen points for me today – ha!   I have been on […]

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What a weekend…

The last few days have obviously been of significant importance for this country between the inauguration and the march and I was fortunate enough to participate in the march in D.C. I think the news coverage and social media feeds have provided plenty of coverage, so all I will say is that it was a […]

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Mommy Guilt

(My daughter’s Snapchat selfie) I had to leave my husband and daughter (let’s call her “Eleven”) this evening for a few days of travel. The travel does not qualify as leisure per se, although I will have fun, so I should not feel bad. My husband is completely supportive*** of my travel for work and […]

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hello world!!

Hi! So this is me. Or at least the avatar version of me that looks pretty accurate (but it is missing the under-eye circles thanks to a kid who never sleeps through the night). I am trying this blog thing, again. I had a blog when I was in my late twenties (I am now late thirties) and it was modestly popular and I had a blast writing it, although I hated when my friends would read it. I much preferred the online company of strangers (that did not come out right) when it came to blogging. I talked about wine and fun and all of those things that you get to talk about before marriage and motherhood take over your life. Then, motherhood and marriage took over and I let the blog go.

About a year ago, I tried another blog, but it just did not feel authentically me. I had a little fun, but I felt like I was writing about things that I *should* be writing about, not what I necessarily *wanted* to write about. I dreaded blogging and, I looked at the signs, saw that I was avoiding it for a reason and I unceremoniously killed the blog.

But, now I am back! Or maybe I was never really fully “in” before… so I guess… I am here, welcoming friends and all. My name is Aericka, I am in my late thirties, I have a young daughter and a husband and live in the ‘burbs of New Jersey, just outside of the city. I am a production consultant and an attorney by training. At any given time, you will find me somewhere running around NJ, NYC, LA or Miami. Or just home in my pjs. I love fashion, but I also love pjs. I used to run quite a bit, but fell off the running wagon and have not started back. I am hellbent on kicking some ass on major career goals this year and I am finally going to get organized and perhaps finish decorating the house that we moved into three and a half years ago. I heart blonde hair. I also love steak. I occasionally drop the ball in a spectacular fashion like, missing a parent-teacher conference or forgetting to look at the cable bill and my cable getting turned off or trying to get into the back of someone’s Escalade when I think it is an Uber, but it is not…. This is not just me, right? I look forward to sharing my adventures and connecting with everyone else. xxo

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