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Freedom Friday: The Inauguration Edition aka National Day of Service


Hello Good People!

Happy New Year to each of you. ThatKellieGirl apologizes for being MIA, but I’ve been in #weddingworld! :-) Ever since January 1st, I have been in overdrive planning for my upcoming nuptials. I’ve had some challenges with vendors, deleting names off the guest list, and thinking about how much we are going to spend! But deep inside, I feel like everything is falling into place, and that it will be a life-changing event. And to see family and close friends step up to show their love and support has meant so much to me. Words can’t express the love and endearment I have for each of these folks. I am totally excited about this next phase in my life. :-)

So if you were like me, I was very disappointed about the Inauguration ticket snafu. I was ready to purchase my tickets on the designated release date. So I was dismayed that the tickets were released a day before. Even with an early release, I would purchased tickets if I wouldn’t have been on an airplane returning from Ohio!!! Then when I received an invitation to purchase parade tickets, originally sold for $25 now $250, that just added insult to injury. *smh* Even though ThatKellieGirl might not be at an official Inaugural Ball, there are still some great and affordable events in order to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. So check out these events below.

And for those who want to dress-up, star gaze or ball out, check out these lists of Inaugural Balls here and here and here.

And remember, in honor of MLK Day, sign-up for the National Day of Service. There are service events all weekend.

Peace, Love & Blessings, ThatKellieGirl :-)

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Freedom Friday: The Flu Bug Edition

Hey Good Folks!

ThatKellieGirl has the flu bug! :-(

I’ve been trying to fight it off all week, but it finally shut me down.  That’s ok though.  I just need to relax to get better.

I am shut down this weekend, but I hope you aren’t.  So go catch the 30 Americans exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery before it closes this weekend.

Other than that, I am out! :-)

Peace, Love and Blessings,


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Freedom Friday: Happy Chinese New Year

Hello Lovelies!

This Monday, millions of people began ringing in the Lunar New Year.  In DC, the new year will be celebrated on Sunday in Chinatown. 2012 is the year of the dragon. The year of the dragon is considered to be the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years.  ThatKellieGirl was born in the year of the dragon, so we will see what is in store for the rest of the year.

In the meantime, enjoy this unseasonably warm weather by heading out to some great events this weekend.

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Freedom Friday: The Vision Edition

Write the vision, make it plain;
that they may run and not faint.
Though the vision is only for awhile,
it shall speak and not lie.

Hello Good People!

So over the last couple of days, I’ve had these confirmations about some next steps in my life.  At the end of 2011, I started feeling like I needed to prepare, not for a disaster or anything, but for a new phase in my life.  However, I felt like I needed more direction than a “feeling”.  So I started to write a list of things to accomplish in 2011…personally, professionally, spiritually, financially and healthwise.  However, it felt more like a “to-do” or chore list, which isn’t very inspiring. 

So as I was talking to my co-worker about some of these changes, I realized that I had completed my 7 year life cycle last year.  2o12 begins a new cycle for me, so I really have a fresh start ahead of me. 

And today, during my morning routine of checking Facebook,  a Facebook friend stated that they completed their vision board, and it was already working for them.  I said that’s it!  It is time for me to truly write the vision.  As a child, I used to have these “future books”, but they were really vision boards.  My mom actually still has them.  I think I need to check them out for some more confirmation.  And what is right on time, there are two vision board workshops taking place on Saturday, 1/7/11.  Click here and here.

For many of us, we tend to “wing it” each day.  However, just imagine that you can begin to chart the course for your life?  I believe that we can begin to harness our faith and our energy to really direct the course in our lives.  This isn’t about controlling everything or everyone around.  It is believing in yourself to being to make things happen in your life.  Many of us say we believe, but our actions and our language say something totally different…and I am not exempt.  Therefore, this year, I am challenging myself to begin to live powerfully and to walk confidently into my future.   And I extend this challenge to you, especially my mid-30 counterparts.  It is our time NOW.  All our experiences, good and challenging, have brought us to this exact moment.  It is up to each of us to decide if we are going to step up or step aside to do the work we are passionate about.     

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

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