How to Make Time for Your Dreams: Future You (Part 4/4)

Today, we’ll talk about Dream Builder No. 4, and that is Future You. Future You is the person that has already accomplished the dream you have in mind. Think about it. What does Future You look like? Make a list describing the habits and actions of Future You. You could even give Future You a…

How to Make Time for Your Dreams: Community (Part 3/4)

Today we’re going to talk about Dream Builder No. 3, community. We make time for our dreams by developing a community of people with shared goals. No matter what I do, I need a sense of belonging. I need people with shared interests around me. That helps reduce the friction toward my dream and pull…

How to Make Time for Your Dreams: Consistency (Part 2/4)

Today we’re talking about Dream Builder No. 2, consistency. We make time for our dreams with the consistency of tiny actions every day. What can you do a little bit of each day or each week that will directly feed into your dream? Do you know the specific steps and strategies that will get you…

How to Make Time for Your Dreams: Your Calendar (Part 1/4)

Are you super busy and juggling a lot of balls in the air right now? In today’s world where we’re multitasking and doing so much at once, squeezing in a little bit more, we’re working, we’re taking care of family and dealing with so many other obligations. But that can often leave us wondering –…

My Favorite Feature of the New Kitchen

The absolute last thing I would have ever considered in the kitchen redesign was the range hood. When we were shopping for a new stove, the salesperson got us up to speed on the importance of picking the right one. Apparently, their power is measured in CFMs. Builder grade range hoods might be 200 CFMs….

Where Do You Even Begin When Designing a Kitchen?

Pinning down a new look for a kitchen is an overwhelming exercise, especially when you don’t have a ton of experience in designing spaces like this. Here is what we did. This is a quickly written diary for me to remember the process and nitty gritty details. 1. We began by extensively looking at our…

The Road to Renovating Our Kitchen

When we moved into our house 6.5 years ago, we liked our kitchen but didn’t love it. We didn’t like the early 2000s builder-grade tile, which was also on the backsplash. The countertops were a nice off-white corian, not bad at all, but could use some updating. The cabinets were a light orange-tone wood, which…

14 Odd But True Short Facts About Me

For a season I booked publicity for astronauts and worked on the same floor as them. On a phone call with astronaut Don Pettit, he said I had a soothing voice. In kindergarten, my class went to Houston’s Intercontinental Airport to greet Queen Elizabeth. I was once temporarily stranded with family in the Doha, Qatar…

Things to Do in Houston: Seismique Interactive Art Museum

We recently learned about Seismique, an immersive art experience, from my brother. Seismique is in West Houston off of Highway 6, near West Oaks Mall, in a former Bed Bath and Beyond space. It is similar to the Color Factory in Houston (Upper Kirby), where Sajan and the kids had a great time last year…

13 Years of Wedded Bliss

Thirteen is my lucky number, and that’s how long Sajan and I have been in holy matrimony. When we got married, we decided in our daily actions and decisions that he would always consider me and I would always consider him. Below are just a few random highlights. It’s been 13 years of fun, deep…