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How to Foster Kittens

April 28, 2020 2 Comments »

how to foster kittens

It’s my favorite time of year – it’s Kitten Season! That’s right, you read that correctly – Kitten Season. Along with lilacs blooming, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the grill being lighted for the first time – this is the time when an inordinate amount of kittens are born. I was one of […]

I’m Ready for my 50’s

February 10, 2020 27 Comments »

turning 50

For the last 2 months I’ve been referring to myself as 50, even though I’m 49. It’s a weird way that I trick my brain into being comfortable with the age prior to my birthday. I’ve been doing this for years. It was working great – I was at peace with it, I’m 50, no […]

He’s Just Not That Into Me

February 14, 2019 12 Comments »

relationship struggles

I woke up this morning lying in bed thinking about the day, and what I had to do. Suddenly it popped into my mind; hitting me as if I had run into a brick wall. The reason he doesn’t introduce me to his friends or let me in any further is because he doesn’t see […]

Niece Project 5.0 Travel Decisions

November 14, 2016 16 Comments »

aunt niece travel

“Have you decided?” I asked Lindsey with excitement and anticipation on where her big choice was going to be. However, this was niece number 5, I should’ve known the answer is never that easy. When I started this Niece Project journey in 2012, I thought the travel decisions on where they wanted to go would […]

Heart of Stone

February 11, 2016 14 Comments »

love in unusual places

Love and I are not getting along.  This past year hasn’t been a good one for me and love…at least romantic love. I know that people love me – in fact that’s the best thing about having your heart broken – realizing the whole world of other people who love you and are there for […]

Self Love

February 12, 2015 1 Comment »

Would you get married to yourself? You’d probably make the perfect couple – don’t you think? Think about how much easier a wedding would be without a groom – or in-laws. I recently came across this new type of tour in Japan – solo wedding tour packages. “Cerca Travel’s two-day “solo wedding” package includes choosing […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Walk It Alone

February 3, 2015 11 Comments »

I found myself alone in a strange landscape as the taxi drove off in the rain. I looked around at my foreign landscape and could see for miles – and for miles there was nothing or no one. Not even a tree. I felt like Katniss at the beginning of the Hunger Games – but […]

Unwanted Advances Along the Lycian Way

February 25, 2014 18 Comments »

Beloren Ruins lycian way

I squinted my eyes and peered out onto the bush filled mountain searching for the trail. “Look, do you see it?” he said as he placed his hand on my knee. “The trail is right here.” Pointing across my body. I still couldn’t really see it but decided to fake it since it would bring […]

Love – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

February 14, 2014 23 Comments »

heart of ice

I have been fighting against the system my whole adult life. I have never bought a house/real estate, have never married, don’t have any kids, left my corporate career for something different, and don’t even have a home. I never know if I’m cursed or blessed with living a life outside the box. I was […]

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