#YearOfQuin: Thank You 2017

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot It’s crazy to think that 2018 is right around the corner. I remember, almost too clearly, saying goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017 with open arms….

Friday Favorites: Personal Development Books

It’s no secret that I love to read. I’m often asked what’s my favorite genre, or what are some of my favorite books. I always struggle to answer. I love books of all kinds and refuse to box my love for them into genres. This week, I want to share some of my favorite personal…

Living With Lupus: Part 2

If you haven’t already, please take a second and read “Living With Lupus: Part I”. It gives a good overview of Lupus and my diagnosis. Life is all about balance. With anything, you have to learn how to deal with things in a way that won’t add more stress and disruption to your life. Sometimes…

Friday Favorites: Travel Bucket List

It’s no secret that film is my passion, alongside writing and traveling. Films have always influenced the places I want to visit and explore. Some were actually filmed in the places they inspired, while others were filmed in other countries and made to look the part. Travel bucket List: Cuba – Fast and Furious 8:…

Cuba: 16 Travel Tips!

Before leaving for Cuba I made sure to look up what other people had to say. Those posts were really helpful. Based off of my experience in Cuba, here are 16 travel tips to keep in mind when traveling to Cuba. 1. Walk with hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, baby wipes, and toilet tissue Some…

Viva La Cuba!

I’m not sure when my first interest in Cuba peaked, but for some years now it has been high on my travel bucket list. As a lover of cultures I was very interested in learning about the Cuban people, their culture, and their country. Growing up learning about their relationship (or lack there of) with…

Key Habits Matter

In a world full of distractions, many people struggle with staying focused and increasing productivity. Unfortunately I’m one of those people.  In the last few years I’ve tried many different things to help keep me focused and on track. Not all of them were successful. I’ve developed some key habits that have allowed me to…

Living With Lupus: Part 1

I was diagnosed with Lupus in November of 2011. Let me apologize in advance for the length of this post. May is Lupus Awareness Month, and as someone living with this chronic illness I think it’s important that I educate those around me. Before I get into my personal story here is an overview for…