Happy Lent

My apologies for a day with no post. How dare I?! Truth be told, work was insane in the membrane yesterday and I was stuck transcribing a 2 1/2 hour interview with Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin, both set to star in the upcoming release “Something Borrowed.” I guess I’ll be reading that book soon, because I’ve been meaning to for a while. But currently I’m a little too preoccupied with Under the Banner of Heaven.

Lent began yesterday. I don’t particularly subscribe to any organized religion (I prefer to describe myself as “religiously ambiguous”), but I do like Lent for much of the same reasons I like New Years. It’s a time to reevaluate the important things and start anew.

Personally, however, I don’t like all the negativity and morose-ness associated with making “sacrifices” for the religious holiday. Maybe that’s a Catholic thing, but I prefer to make “improvements,” to use the combined motivation of the holiday and of spring to catapult me into better health and a better mood. Thus, my Lenten goals are the following:

  • Run and/or work out 4x a week.
  • Take my vitamins (I bought some extras yesterday!)
  • Do 5 Bucket List items before Easter.
  • Get my hair done (Actually, the original list says, “Get my hurrr did.”)
  • Go to (a) church. Any one, pick one.

I’ve already kept up on the running. Yesterday and today, I’ve woken up early and run along the Hudson River. The piers there are just stunning and I can’t help but feel good when I’m near the water. Here’s to a happy Lent and to spring!! I saw flowers popping through today on my way to work. SO EXCITED. 

Also, as a totally irrelevant sidenote, I painted my nails last night. My toes are pink to be festive, but I painted my nails some O.P.I. color called Somoan sands. Annnd I’m really loving it. Not daily obsession-worthy, but its the same tone as my skin. The color just fades right in and looks really muted.

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Hi, I'm Marian.
By day, I'm a PR maven with a nerdy affinity for research and branding. By night, I'm an explorer; I delve into books, food, design, and the murky waters of my own psyche, then share my musings here.





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