Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Confessions of a Television Addict

I recognize that I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the TV (although really this was more like last winter/spring since many of the shows take a break during the summer). In any case, I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning with my TV lineup and though I would give a quick rundown of where I stand, look into social media marketing.

Dancing with the Stars 3 hours
The Bachelor 2 hours
Biggest Loser 2 hours
Grey’s Anatomy 1 hour
Private Practice 1 hour
Real World 1 hour
Jersey Shore 1 hour
Design Star 1 hour
Amazing Race 1 hour
Desperate Housewives 1 hour
Brothers and Sisters 1 hour
The Challenge 1 hour
Glee 1 hour
Project Runway 1 hour
Grey’s Anatomy 1 hour
Private Practice 1 hour
Real World 1 hour
Jersey Shore 1 hour
Design Star 1 hour
Amazing Race 1 hour
Desperate Housewives 1 hour
Brothers and Sisters 1 hour
The Challenge 1 hour

Dating 2.0 – Dating Someone without a Facebook Account

I date. I dig Social Media. And I spend a lot of time thinking about both. Because the problem is, like I always say, that in dating and in social media, it’s the blind leading the blind. Well, now, I think it’s time to pin down some answers. And that is what has inspired “Dating 2.0″ category on this blog, which after a long hiatus IS BACK. Continue reading

On Turning Twenty-Five

I turned twenty-five about a week and a half ago and I have to say that I’m not feeling the “quarter-life crisis” that’s typically associated with this birthday. In fact, I’ve experienced quite the opposite; I’ve had a lot of fun this summer and have high hopes for this coming year. I’ve given myself three simple rules to live by (that I guess should be added to the “Five Tenets of Julie”) as I turn another year older:

1. No Secrets: Be true to myself and own my feelings.

2. Build Bridges, Don’t Burn Them: It takes more effort and energy to be negative than it is to welcome someone into my circle of friends. And as Life’s Little Instruction Book points out: “Never burn your bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you’ll have to cross the same river.”

3. Life is Not So Serious: I’ve always been mature for my age and I’m realizing now that  I shouldn’t have rushed so much be grown up. I have a tendency to take things a bit too seriously and this is my reminder to lighten up.

Do you have any mantras that help you take stock of your life?


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