intention no. 13: bake someone a cake

i love cooking. but this week’s intention was about baking, which i do far less often. lucky number 13 is to bake a cake for someone. this is kind of in line with my last intention[…]

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intention no. 12: buy someone flowers for no reason

this week’s intention was about brightening up someone else’s day by giving them flowers. i didn’t use to think buying flowers was the best use of money. sure they were pretty to look at, but i[…]

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intention no. 11: visit the museum of natural history

march is always a busy month. it starts with several birthdays and last week marked the beginning of the iranian new year. the family gatherings are frequent so i was lucky to squeeze in this weeks intention. the[…]

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intention no. 10: visit the botanic gardens

i’ll say it before and i’ll say it again. i’m lucky to have grown up in the washington dc area. i had access to some of the best cultural institutions in the country at a very early[…]

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intention no. 9: make a new piece of art

as a child, i would draw all the time and everywhere. when i say everywhere, i mean on the walls, on bed sheets, and on the occasional piece of paper or two. even through college,[…]

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intention no. 8: solo movie date

all through college i lived with several roommates and always had a full house of people hanging around. in fact, when bars in town became difficult to work with, my dj friends turned to my place[…]

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intention no. 7: bake cookies to share

the majority of my intentions are full of things i’ve never done before. cooking for others is not new for me, but this was an idea straight from the original article i read and one that i felt[…]

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intention no. 6: create a photo book

my first lesson in being flexible with these intentions happened a little earlier than i thought. i had a different intention set for my sixth week. but right as i was leaving my house last saturday,[…]

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intention no. 5: donating to charity

my first job out of college was a happy accident. i was working for a marketing firm that specialized in direct mail and telefundraising for cultural non-profits. i had the pleasure to work with wonderful[…]

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intention no. 4: the lost art of handwritten notes

sometimes it’s hard for me to believe there are people in the world that don’t know a life without cellphones and internet. i lived that life once. as a child, my friends and i used to[…]

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