Paralyzed

Fear has always been a significant part of this blog – identifying fear, getting to the root of fear and tackling fear head on. This whole space was created as a result of my fear and my desire to overcome it. But during the past year that fear reared it’s ugly head and somehow, before I…

Observing The Year

I love this time of year. I love the way it’s a bit like sitting at a precipice – observing the well-worn peaks and valleys behind, while also gazing toward the unfamiliar horizon ahead.  It’s a season of sitting in the in-between, and sometimes it’s nice to take some extra time to rest in this place.   Always one to…

The Real Million-Dollar Question

“What do you want to be when you grow up? What kind of work do you wanna do? So what’s the post-grad plan?” No matter how people have put it, I’ve always struggled to answer this million-dollar question. The inquiries haven’t stopped as I’ve gotten older either. Instead they’ve simply been rephrased. “Do you think you’ll stay with your…

Prost! {Chicago}

Eating out with friends is one of my favorite past times. Seriously, if it was a sport I’d be MVP. I also feel like there’s just something about sharing a laugh and a meal that brings people together. One of my dear friends once said that the table is where friendships are born. I love…

Summer in the City {and Beyond}

The months before my senior year in college I remember thinking, That’s it. Farewell carefree summer days. Turns out I was wrong. Despite the fact that the duties of adulthood still call {read: work, and her bestie: bills}, I managed to have a pretty stellar summer.

Spain: Road Trip!

My heart was racing. This was a crazy idea. Crazy. With a shaking hand I signed the last piece of paperwork and the clerk handed me the keys. It was official. I’d rented a car and was about to drive…in Spain. How did I get here?

Germany pt. 2: Prost!

German food was overwhelmingly…just what I expected: bratwurst, beer, pretzels and schnitzel. But no complaints here, because it was all delicious. While we didn’t have time for a second Foodie Tour, we did have an extensive sampling of German cuisine while on our guided tour. Rather than reliving every bite {trust me, there were far…

Germany pt. 1: What a View

I awoke with a start. How had I fallen asleep, again?! I wanted so desperately to take in every second of the stunning snow-capped mountains jutting up to meet the clear blue sky, the wooden homes cloaked in their sprawling shadow, the occasional huddle of buildings that made up a quaint village town. But my eyes…

London pt. 4: Until Next Time

Have you ever been somewhere for the first time and it strangely felt like home? That’s how I feel about London. I vividly remember one of the last days of my study abroad saying to a friend that it didn’t matter what we spent the day doing, because I’d be back. I can probably chalk a…

London pt. 3: The Foodie Tour

On our last day in London we decided to design our own tour. We wanted something that would blend the best of both worlds: seeing the sites and eating. Thus, the Foodie Tour was born. Our excursion began in London’s East End at a quirky little spot on Brick Lane. We were first tipped off to Cereal Killer Cafe…