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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 13 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 […]

This is Me After 9 Years Living Out of a Suitcase

September 8, 2015 34 Comments »

I’m having this weird unsettling feeling that I don’t know where I am. As I’m walking around the airport something happens and my brain races to try to figure out my whereabouts – narrowing it from continent, to country, to city. This is all brought on by the fact that in the last two days […]

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 […]

My 2014 Challenge

December 31, 2013 44 Comments »

New Year challenges

Forget resolutions, give me a challenge.  There’s nothing I love more than a challenge – one that makes me slightly uneasy making me question whether I’m capable, but at the same time it excites me. It’s what I call living on the edge – the edge of butterflies and throwing up. Many of my life […]

Holiday Video 2013

December 19, 2013 14 Comments »

selfie copenhagen

It’s that time of year where pictures are ordered, cards are sent, and the post office is busy delivering holiday updates from families around the globe.  Speaking of the globe – it spun pretty fast for me this year as I covered 15 countries in which 6 were new to me.  Someone recently asked me […]

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