For some, today was an extra day of rest. For others, they had to go to work. Even though one may not be able to take a holiday outside the norm, there are ways to vacate.

From time to time, there a moments when a break is needed. This article discusses several ways to take a vacation without leaving your desk. Its important to take a break even if all you have is a few minutes.

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A couple of months ago, I expressed thanks to my subscribers and followers. After all, why do we have to wait to express thanks to each other?

To stay in the spirit, I favored some tweets that have helped me get through the day over the past few months.

RT @rachelreuben: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.

RT @prosperbydesign: When you know what you want, you will recognize it when you see it. #quote Bill Cosby 

RT @asenkut: “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do” – Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) via Vered Sharon 

RT @petershankman: “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” -James Dean

RT @AlexisNeely : Stay the course, wake up, be willing, move through the hard. Trust me, when you see what happens you will be blown away.

RT @thesunqueen: When I feel I’m losing perspective, I start listing people & things I’m grateful for. It totally turns my attitude around. What do u do? 

RT @donotgiveup: Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. Marcia Wieder #quotes 

RT @ArieRich: “Be Content w/ what u have; rejoice in the way things are. When u realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs 2 U.” – Lao Tzu

Which tweets are you thankful for today?

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Welcome to the first too long to re-tweet of 2010. We hope you had a happy break. I know its early Wednesday morning on the east coast, but its still Tuesday for most of the USA. Since that’s straight, lets get started.

RT @penelopetrunk: I love my gmail drafts folder cause it shows a glimmer of aptitude for anger management: Tons of pissy email missives, each one left unsent.

RT @BrentDPayne: Reflecting on some very wise words from an ‘old boss becomes new friend’ I received a few weeks ago. He was precisely accurate.

RT @laurakozak: It took me nearly 5 hours, two cups of tea, 4 bathroom breaks, 1 salad and a few “Mark all as read” but I got my Google Reader down to 0.

RT @SavvyAuntie: My FB friendships are getting so crazy out of rhelm of reality that I dont even know the 13 people we have in common! Time to say no…

RT @AllisonCNN: I’m trying to get in a habit of using four square, but I think the only places I will ever be the mayor of are my apartment and my cube.

RT @fienen: 2009 was nothing. 2010 is not the start of a decade, it’s the end of one. You start counting at 1, not 0. 2010 is the end, 2011 the start.

RT @GrantGriffiths: Million dollar businesses are run from a home office.  Anyone who says these are not serious businesses can kiss my ass.

RT @tamar: i just learned that facebook won’t let you add more than 6 tags (people tags) per status message. such a shame! twitter doesn’t have that!


RT @dcap: Want to easily backup and search your own Twitter feed by date/keywords? Subscribe to your feed with Google Reader + search your folder. #fb

RT @LisaBarone: Okay, I should at least attempt to go to bed early tonight.  Fitting 6 days of work into 2 should be….well, I stocked up on coffee.



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As usual, work has suddenly become busy and everyone wants everything done yesterday (including my grandmother.)

I had to go “hide” in a coffee shop in an undisclosed location to get this out. So enjoy.

RT @tishgrier: If you see or know a female vet, thank her for her sacrifice: http://bit.ly/87OOKp becz there’s prob no way you can understand it.

RT @ErinBlaskie: Customers are not always right. I believe in excellent customer service but I also won’t let a customer determine how my business is run.

RT @SavvyAuntie: Ricky Gervais wrote his first The Office at 40. It’s not too late to begin living life to your potential, just in case you thought it was.

RT @corvida: Twitter really needs to do something about these racial trending topics. The latest is perpetuating the wrong stereotypes about my race.

RT @mypolaropposite: To salesppl: Try ur pitch on someone w/less resolve cuz it won’t work on me. No means no, not keep on talking & I might.

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Where does the time go? This week went by quickly.

Just in case you don’t know , its that time again.

So lets get started:

RT @chrisgarrett: You know when you are doing something right when customers demand your products when you are not quite ready to sell them 🙂

RT @skydiver: No matter how busy u r, if u can arrange your biztrav schedule 2 spend an hr with ur 90-year-old Aunt, DO IT. 🙂 http://pic.gd/c5f181

RT @mollydotcom: Interesting Accessibility/Section 508 fact – the US NSA (National Security Agency) is the only agency completely exempt from 508 rules.

RT @technosailor: I wish there was an easy way to send an email to all of my LinkedIn connections. LinkedIn fails me again… guess I’ll go get a beer

and last but not least…

RT @UberTwiter: The twitter team has reproduced the retweet issue where retweets over 140 characters are silently dropped…they are working it

Tune in next week for more.

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Even though March has been an incredibly manic month,  I am finally finding the time to breath and reflect on now only the women who are primarily responsible  for getting me to this point (Great-Grandma, Grandma and Ma), but also the professional women who have taken the time to help me.

Roberta Washington, AIA, NOMA – my first architecture internship;

Laura Allen – for helping me find my pitch;

Adrian Miller – For her sales savvy tips

Ilise Benun – for helping me and other creative professionals find their focus and for introducing me to:

Colleen Wainwright (a.k.a. the communicatrix) for being my virtual guide through the podcasts of  Veteran’s version of The 2009 Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar. She  also gave me the idea to do this post and I also started re-posting to Shop By Subway.

Laura Thieme, Bizresearch – for being my search mentor as well as a friend.

Bridgette Raes – for helping me to find my style.

Lisa Zaslow, Gotham Organizers – for helping me to clear my environment to make way for creativity.

Stacy Francis, Francis Financial – for helping me to stay financially on track

Wild Women Entrepreneurs – new website coming soon.

Webgrrls – Gave me a sense of community when I was first starting out.

If I forgot anyone, feel free to add via the comments.

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