LIFE

2018

2018

I’ll be the first to admit that I have NEVER EVER EVER stuck with a new year’s resolution. I used to love the idea of writing a list of things that I would commit to every year. I used to think “this was the year” […]

My Mother

My Mother

It’s hard not to talk about my mother without getting a little emotional. But today, I want to talk about her. Today, November 15, is her birthday. Her 49th, to be exact. If you’ve never met my mother, maybe these vignettes will help to give […]

Climbing Fuji

Climbing Fuji

I am in the business of climbing mountains. Mostly, I blame my Japanese grandfather, who, at the ripe old age of 82 years old, still goes on regular multi-day treks to climb mountains. I grew up to him recounting story after story of his adventures […]

It was 39°F this morning

It was 39°F this morning

Autumn is officially upon us here in Germany! We got home from our travels yesterday afternoon, and the house was freezing! I immediately turned on all the heaters downstairs. As bummed as I am that summer is pretty much over, I’m super excited for everything […]

Hello August (and Crossfit)

Hello August (and Crossfit)

August has successfully snuck up on me! (Along with May, June, and July). As Germany’s short summer nears its end, I’ve started to appreciate the warm weather even more, dreading the cold winter months to follow. I’ve realized that lately, all I’ve been writing about […]

It’s Already July?!

It’s Already July?!

Time has been flying by pretty fast lately. The days and weeks are blending together and I woke up this past Saturday morning to realize that it was already July?! Where did the time go? Has it been three WHOLE months since I’ve moved to […]

I Am Officially a Dog Mom!

I Am Officially a Dog Mom!

When Randy and I were still dating, we used to talk about how we were going to have two dogs: a german shepherd and a siberian husky – and their names were going to be Pork Chop and Sir Loin. Well… We are officially new […]

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

[I originally posted this article on facebook, but wanted to also share it on my blog, so that it has a more permanent space] “Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” May 7, 2013: Four years ago, my […]

I Want a Dog!

I Want a Dog!

It’s Monday May 1, 2017! Today was a significant day in many, many ways. Let’s start at 2AM in the morning, when Randy came home from work! Ugh.. so late, I know.. A couple hours later at around 11AM, I said goodbye to Randy for […]

On Wandering

On Wandering

Lately, I’ve been in my head a lot just thinking and trying to make sense of the thoughts in my mind. Be warned, this post might be a little all over the place and resemble a diary entry… Wanderlust: (n.) A strong desire or urge […]