Taking vacation and not feeling guilty

Like many working professionals, I used to feel guilty taking vacation. It is important for me to work hard, fulfill my obligations and not burden my colleagues. This mindset followed me for a very long time. When I first started my career, I would only take a few days off during the winter holidays and … Continue reading Taking vacation and not feeling guilty

Sports & Family

I was born into a family of soccer enthusiasts. My uncles and grandfather were soccer coaches and players; my father was once a star high school soccer player and currently coaches soccer and other sports atย an elementary school.ย  As for me, I am not a soccer player. At a young age, my father consistently tried … Continue reading Sports & Family

Weekend in San Diego

We love California.  I was in dire need of a short break and I decided to take a Friday off in early April.  I told the hubby that I would book one night at a Wisconsin resort just to relax and connect with nature. This would have been about a 2 hour drive.  Monday night I "jokingly" … Continue reading Weekend in San Diego

Sea of green

Today Chicago kicked off running season with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. We were amidst 22,000 runners hitting the pavement throughout the heart of downtown Chicago.  This was our very first Shamrock Shuffle!  The hubby and I have completed half-marathons and marathons in our lovely city, but never ran this popular race.  To … Continue reading Sea of green