Returning home after traveling the world has been a challenge (and a blessing) for me in a lot of different ways. Trying to settle into normal, everyday life again while achieving my goals and practicing lessons that I’ve learned during my time abroad has been hard. Battling restlessness after a life of never ending quests and … More Writing Anyways
You know who gets it? Cats. My cats. I leave my apartment weekday morning after weekday morning, for the past four years, with one thought in my head: “I wish I was a cat”. Each morning as I leave for work, to workout, whatever the task is at hand; my cats always seem so content. They … More If a Cat Were a Human..
Within the past month, I’ve celebrated two of my friend’s 30th birthdays. Two friends that I’ve known for over a decade have gracefully entered the big 3-0. After ringing in their induction into this milestone year with them (thanks guys for being the guinea pigs), I thought about how much they have accomplished in the past … More Embracing 30
Today marks four years of marriage for Dan and I. FOUR YEARS! The girl, the guy, the people, the couple we both were four years ago is almost unrecognizable to me now. Not that we didn’t have a solid relationship or weren’t good people back then, but traveling together for 8 months and achieving a goal … More The Anniversary Edition
This is a question I constantly asked myself and have been asked by others for the past 8 months. I consistently re-evaluated, reflected, and changed my answer hundreds of times at different points and for different reasons during our time abroad. Painting my Spirit Gold encompasses many different significances for me. In other words, am … More Is My Spirit Gold Now?
I’ve been thinking a lot about where I come from lately. I’ve been pondering the questions of why I do the things that I do, where do my ideas and motivations stem from, how am I set up to succeed or fail in certain situations or aspects of my life, and the list goes on. Why … More Gifts from Mom
In light of it being Labor Day here in the US and it being a little over one week since I haven’t been working, I thought I’d share how it’s going so far. For those of you who don’t know, Dan and I are taking about a month in between our jobs and leaving for South … More Unemployment: One Week Down