Thursday, December 30, 2010

Twenty Years from Now

Puerto Rico, 2010

Twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

When the smartflyer blog posted the Mark Twain quote, I giggled. Not because the quote is funny but because I have this friend... He uses the quote daily to push us to live a little more.

Whether its to stand closer to the edge when hiking in the mountains or to take a shot with him during a night out on the town...

Because, twenty years from now, you may regret not taking that chance. Because, twenty years from now, you will look back on this moment and wish you did.

Because, twenty years from now, I'm going to look back and wish I did a lot more but I will not regret doing all the things I was not afraid to do.

I urge all of you to take chances in 2011 and beyond, because twenty years from now I don't want you to look back and regret never taking that chance.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Travel Tips: Packing Tips from DVF

There's no doubt in any ones mind that Diane von Furstenberg is a style icon! Her wrap dresses are legendary and I wish to one day have a closet full of every pattern ever made.

While I dream about the (almost) impossible, I leave you with Diane's Holiday Travel Tips:

1. mix primary colors
2. don't forget the big tote

3. roll up your basics and put them in stockings
4. jersey dresses are key

5. bring a "go anywhere" top

All images via DFV website.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tech Tip Tuesday: Accessing Multiple Gmail Accounts at Once

One of the coolest (in my opinion) tools that came about in 2010 from Google is the ability to sign in to multiple Gmail accounts at the same time. Now I spend less time switching accounts! :)

Follow the steps below to do the same:

1) Sign in to Google/Gmail with your main account and then go to
2) Go to the Multiple sign-in (last option under Personal Settings) and click on Edit
3) Select On, read through and check-off the boxes explaining how multiple sign-in works and click on Save.
4) Ta-da!

Now, you too, can flip between multiple Gmail accounts without logging in and out!

More details can be found on the Gmail Blog.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Looking Back on 2010

It’s difficult to sum up 2010. There were ups and downs and new life lessons learned…

I’ve spent the most nights in hotels this year than ever, even earning a gold status with Marriott and coming close to reaching a silver status with US Airways. I’ve traveled to the Caribbean (via cruise), Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Charleston, Chicago x2, Nashville and Louisville. All but two for work.

I’ve never been more confused about my career path than I am right now. All I know is what I want to be when I grow up, it’s just a matter of getting there.

I’ve joined great Charlotte bloggers for MeetUps, met amazing new people at TweetUps, felt at home at the Social Fresh conference, participated in the Purrsuit and the #NoFizzCLT challenges.

In March my boyfriend and I purchased a house. In October we became engaged.

As always, I found out who my real friends are and I’m fighting to keep the good ones in my life.

But enough looking back, it’s time to look forward to 2011!

The first five weeks of 2011 will be a repeat of what happened in 2010: 80 hour work weeks, no social life, pure exhaustion.

Wedding planning, saving money, paying off debt, and a possible career change (hopefully within my current company).

More blogging, more Tweeting, more networking, more picture taking.

I hope to visit my BFF in NYC and go on a fabulous getaway for my honeymoon.

2011 will bring change and I am both ecstatic and petrified at the same time.