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Tired of…

Tired of… This life.  It makes me tired of… Disclaimer: Everyone has bad days at work. This is not the view of a collective group or an employer, but simply me exercising my freedom to whine. I’m tired of getting in trouble for my nails being painted with colors.  I was told once that I had flair, maybe too much.  But then I was told, “One can never have too...

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On Wanting…

I started this essay as content for my book.  It turned into something that needed to be published here. So, here it is. -Kara On Wanting Sick. I feel it again.  I don’t know if it is the antibiotic that I have been taking recently, or the jet lag, or possibly the fact that I ate an extra handful of animal crackers with almond butter along with the tortilla veggie wrap...

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Delays Happen: Dealing With Disappointments And Unexpected Inconveniences

I’m not gonna lie.  I’m a little disappointed right now.  I expected to land in Stockholm, arrive at the hotel, log-on to Wi-fi, and find a few things to have happened.  Except, the story goes that I arrived at the hotel, only to discover than none of what I wanted to take place while I was playing in the sky for ten hours, actually did happen. I planned the newsletter...

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Fall Food Inspiration

Healthy Fall Muffins Let me start off by being the first to say that I am terrible at measuring (cooking school taught me that), and even more so at writing things down.  I am still learning to organize my ideas. So, please bear with me as I attempt to give you the closest recipe that I can.  Keep in mind it is ok to go a little over, or a...

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A Flight Attendant’s Marathon Training Stories

When working towards a goal, there are good days, and there are bad days.  Last Saturday, I completed my 20 mile training run as part of the training that I am doing for an upcoming marathon.  This was the 5th time in my life that I have run that far so I wasn‘t too intimidated.  Besides--my 18 mile training run had gone fantastic the week before.  The weather was flawless,...

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Five Questions Flight Attendants Repeat All Too Often

Flight attendants are these predictably unpredictable types.  You may not know where one may end up next, but you can rest assured that you will hear one of these sentences at least once, or most likely many times from a stews mouth. "How full is the flight?" More full than any one of us would like.  Ever.  Please refer to the post, 'A Flight Attendant's Commuter Life' and 'Stupid, Crazy,...

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Portland Love: Coffee, Bikes and Books

Everyone has a city that they keep going back to. A city that's not too big and not too small. A place where people ring their bike bells in a friendly way, and where thick glasses and vintage polyester pants are always the look. A little part of the country where you can bury yourself in the back of a book store with coffee in a chipped mug and a...

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Fit Fly Gal:  ‘Fall’ Into Seasonal Fitness Habits

  For those of you who have already started to feel the slight (or dreadfully awful) chill in the air (depending on where you live), have you already thought about how, and when you are going to hibernate on your days off?  These past few weeks in Chicago the weather has ranged from the low 50’s to the low 70’s.  Although this is what I would consider “perfect” outdoor activity...

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Cheers To The Pretty Drifter

The bartender said this as he raised his can of RedBull and nodded ever so slightly in my direction.  I smiled, tilting my head as if his title for me was a surprise.  A 'Pretty Drifter?'  Was this who I was when people met me, or what was assumed when I stuttered over the question of, "Where do you live?"  I know that the people asking are expecting a simple,...

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’20 Reasons to Not Workout:’ Sincerely, A Flight Attendant On Reserve

"20 Reasons to Not Workout:" Sincerely, A Flight Attendant On Reserve It’s a stormy, gloomy day here in Chicago, and my plan for a beautiful morning run has been destroyed.  The Weather Channel predicted storms starting last night, and continuing on throughout the day.  So, last night, I changed my plan and decided that I would go to a 9am boxing class.  I slept in.  Change the plan.  I decided...

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