Loving HOCO – SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
There is still so much to do and see in Howard County, Maryland in spite of the incident that happened on that stormy night of July 30th.
The County is rebuilding and fast too, some of the shops not badly affected by the flood on July 30th have re-opened. The flooding killed two (2) people who were actually from out of state ~ my heart hurts for their family, people were left homeless, businesses are still rebuilding. There have been concerts, fundraisers and other events and ongoing events to benefit Ellicott city. The County Executive has been the voice of the county, continuously updating the the people of Columbia via TV and social media platforms, link here.
The businesses in Howard County and individuals have also teamed up; the football team at Howard High, an artist partnered with a graphics design company – Nightmare graphics and so many more. One of the yearly event was moved to Merri – Weather and runs today since main street is still impassable – tickets are $12 and free for under 12 year olds. Countless post, local events to show our support has gone out. The County Executive’s initiative is fantastic, we can nominate those that have done good during this time in Ellicott city. To nominate someone in go here. Click here to see work done as of August 26th, 2016.
If you want to be part of the rebuilding fun and activities with all the events that will be held this Saturday in honor of #ECSTRONG, then come to Howard County today and be part of the rebuilding.
I love where I live, and that’s Howard County, Maryland. Finding things to do is not difficult living in Howard county, an urban suburb tucked between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland and a 35 minutes drive to Washington, DC; you can actually have too much to do. Every county has hidden gems for its resident to enjoy and explore, and Howard County has an abundance of that.
Howard County is home to various suburbs; the one most prominent being Ellicott City, It has always been featured in Money Magazines post of one of the “best places” to live in.
HOCO as it’s called is a blessing of sorts for me and my kids. Of course everyone know Howard county is expensive to live in, as a result I have learnt to scale down and It has also given us so many things that I wanted to continue enjoying and doing, once I knew I was heading for separation-ville.
Twelve minutes away; that’s how I describe most of my errands, I love that everything here is a few minutes away. Things that make our lives functional like; going to the pool, the library, the mall, grocery, the post office, the doctor’s office the general hospital and even the bus and commuter stop or a cup of coffee.
Other things make our lives fun in #HOCO, going to the park, discovering a new food/or place to eat, attending an annual or a new festival or event, finding a new pool or a place for kids to play.
I love the Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring all at the waterfront across from the mall… just as the sun is going down. I adore the Arts gallery to see what local artists are up to and reigniting creativity, don’t live in #HOCO ask around for a new gem in your own neighbourhood to discover what adventures await.
Asking can be accomplished anywhere; at your local grocery store, or on a walk around your neighborhood and I continue to ask when I can with people, when the pride in me becomes humble for a minute. We are not vulnerable enough sometimes but when we break it floods for us, we are at our most vulnerable needing the community, if not the whole village… hahaha!!!! dear sis and single mummy remember what the good book says ~ “ask and it shall be given” if I don’t ask, how will I receive?
What things have you been able to discover by asking others for help, and was it easy asking?.
Encouragement from an optimistic single mom.
Life changed for me in 2008, and since then it has been an adventure.
I have learnt to love the road I am on, and smell the roses while driving on it too.
I believe that standards of living can change without a moment’s notice, affecting our old way of life.
That Passion can die, and be reignited again.
I found my passion and It’s writing and the story behind it.
I’m super passionate about hospitality, leadership and finance.
I am a single mom of boys who wants to change the world through a smile and genuine service.
I own up to the fact that I make an awesome follower.
I encourage and I inspire. I write, I blog, sometimes – I lead well, and sometimes I follow badly. But the important thing is to get started.
I recently met Simon Sinek, the Start with Why Guy and and so continue to inspire the world.
Email me for a free 20 minute chat or to help you on your way to your Why.
from my heart, xoxoxo