I’m back!! The past three months have been total but beautiful chaos for me (more on that later). Because of this, it has been almost impossible to give myself the ounce of time and creativity needed to write a meaningful post about the complexity and sheer beauty that is Cuba. But I’m going to try … More A la Derecha, a la Izquierda
When Dan and I booked a trip to Vietnam to visit our best friends Megan and Alex who were traveling around SouthEast Asia, it seemed cool enough. Literally, that’s it. I never had a strong desire to go there but it was interesting and we really wanted to visit our friends. End of story and flights purchased! … More Vietnam & Christie: A Love Story
5 months and 13 days after returning from our trip, we finally finished the video. After coming back from our trip, I knew I wanted to make something. I knew it wasn’t going to be of great quality (we should have forked over the money for that damn GoPro), it would probably be choppy (because we … More The Video
Four years ago, my Mom and I decided that we needed a girl’s trip each year, just the two of us. I was inspired by my Dad, his brothers, and Grandpa who have been taking a trip together each year, for many years. This time each year is very special to me as I greatly … More Keeping Tradition in Michigan
Summer without a doubt, is my favorite time of year. It’s the time of year when everything is green, I can wear dresses and sandals, I’m some version of tan, and the city of Chicago comes alive. People are out and about running on the lakeshore path, drinking on patios, swimming in lake Michigan (cautiously … More Dog Days are Over
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..