The End Of Summer Means The Beginning Of Adventurous Fall Activities

We Are Wrapping Up Summer, This Means Fall Is Only Three Weeks Out

We have officially wrapped up what is know as the dog days of summer. The dog days of summer are the hottest days of the summer season. The most unbearable days following what is known as helical rising of the system Sirius according to Greek and Roman astrology. Generally, it’s synonymous with heat, drought, and storms.

We’ve happily arrive at September. We are heading into our last beach days. School is back in session on all levels. The opening day of college football is well, open. Also, Major League Baseball is more than half way over. Similarly, professional football is one week away from its start.

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In fact, city people who have spent their summer at their beach houses have arrived back to the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Summer break is over for teachers. The Federal Government is about to conclude its Fiscal Year 2019. Clearly, most backyard barbecues will give way to tailgating.

Fall Is On The Horizon And There Is Much To Look Forward To

Let’s talk fall activities. Undoubtedly, fall is a busy time of year. First, we need to calibrate into fall mode. Summer brings different events, responsibilities, and activities. For this reason, shifting in to a fall state of mind is necessary to plan and prepare for what’s to come.

Honestly, I’m ready for pumpkin spice, fall festivals and carnivals, and boots. Brown and orange leaves, are a hallmark of fall. It’s the time of year when weekends in the city belong to the locals. Furthermore, it’s a great time for fall travel. Smaller lines at museums means less wait times. In my opinion, it is the perfect time of year!

There Is A Uniqueness That Comes With Fall, Like Any Other Season And I’m Smitten

I want to unpack what fall means to me. Clearly, some of it is outlined above. Fall means a dip in temperature. It means every month, for the next four months, there is at least one holiday. As it happens, my favorite holidays are on the horizon.

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Fall is a good time of year to get some charity work in, if you missed the opportunity during the spring and summer. It’s great time for traditional shows that put you into the fall feeling, like Harry Potter. My Harry Potter collection becomes the movies of choice during the autumn months. The days are cooling down and the nights are even cooler. My attire starts to change such that I move from flats to boots and cotton skirts to wool.

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September and October is my time to take inventory of items in cupboard. For example, I make sure I have the proper hot teas and hot chocolate. Also, I order by dry goods for soups and chili. Truly, there is joy in reevaluating my food stock for fall and winter. I ensure proper transition to fall and winter goods and putting away summer linens and bring out the quilts.

Welcome to fall eve!

Good Friday, Coupled With Easter Weekend, Is A Good Time To Absorb Travel, Culture, Or Other Fetes

Every “Good Friday”, millions of people celebrate this weekend by going on vacation and/or participating in Easter. It’s the weekend that says we’re into spring, it’s been a long school year and it’s almost over, and summer is on the horizon. It’s the weekend after Masters, congratulations Tiger Woods, the weekend before the NFL draft. How are you spending your Good Friday? It’s the last weekend of Coachella and this Friday, Good Friday, is the day before 4/20. Hats off to the Canniabas cities readying for a day of events this Saturday. If you do decide to do nothing at all, well, there’s that crowd too. It’s okay, because someone has to relax and take care of the dogs of those that decide to travel.

Here Are Some Of The Activities People Are Enjoying This Good Friday And Easter Weekend

Travelling Outside The Continental United States

Anytime is always a good time to travel. Many people use this weekend to kickoff of the warm weather travel. Locations are in full bloom, the water is blue, and the sun is not shy. Here are few travel areas people are taking visiting this weekend.

Spain

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Travelling Inside The Continental United States

The U.S. has many locations to enjoy this weekend. Culture is the way to go and there are certain locations that offer an abundance of culture and cultural activities in the arts this weekend. Here are couple of locations that offer cultural arts and historical scenery to engage with this holiday.

New Orleans, LA

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Charleston, SC

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Planning And Participating In Easter Eggs Hunts And Cookouts

Enjoy Easter Egg hunts in the community and/or church family. This time of year, yards come to life with spring colors. There is no shortage of decor for Good Friday and Easter weekend.

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It’s a great time for a cookout. Put something taste on the grill. Meat eaters and vegans can enjoy a good cookout.

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I hope you decided to take this day off from work to kick start the weekend enjoy the fruitful and amusing affairs of Easter weekend. Remember do to what’s good for the soul and the soul of your relationships. Find laughter and refinement in a good hullabaloo!

Social Media Is Winning! Are You?

Social media is constantly evolving with the creation of new apps. Look at your App Store and see the number of Social Networking Apps available for participation or engagement. There are apps that allow you to pin, snap, insta, face, tweet, tumble and many other buzz words, which boost your networking ability. In my experience, you get more or additional connection with the same people you’ve previously connected with on other networks. So how do you authentically connect with a network of people whom you don’t know? How do you link to people that are not in your past or present social repertoire? There are ways and means, some you may pay for and others gravitate toward you depending on interest and celebrity status. Shame, because someone could be a diamond in the rough. Here is what you probably already know.

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People are protective and selective when it comes to connecting with unfamiliar people on social media. You can’t blame either woman or man for being skeptical of the creepy crawly on two legs in a dress or pants. It’s a good thing block and delete selections exist when the weird, troll or stalker steps into character. But still, virtually connecting to new people is something that can be hard.

If you finally get them to accept your request then getting them to stay, well that’s another task. Social media should not be a job. It should be informative and interesting if you connect with people unlike yourself, from different surroundings to expand your culture and knowledge base from a virtual perspective.

How do you succeed with an organic network? It takes work and consistently connecting without being seemly annoying. But, that’s one possible solution. You have to find what works for your social media behavior based on what you want to gain. What’s your purpose for actively taking part in networking? And, are you active? How do you fit it into your life without it overtaking what’s priority? These are a few questions, you may want to ensure you can answer. When you find the answer, every so often you should reevaluate why are you engaging and ensure your network grows with you.