Thoughts on Travel

Soon, I head out of state on a work trip. I’ll be flying for the first time since pre-pandemic and I won’t pretend I’m not ultra-conscious of the fact that there’s a current spike going on. I’ve decided to do what I can to protect myself and others, but not fixate on it. I want… Continue reading Thoughts on Travel

22 Things I Want To Learn in 22

I’m working hard on ‘personal development’ this year – I feel like I lost a lot of myself over the past couple of years and 2022 is an opportunity to turn that all around. One of the things that changed in the most dramatic way was that I lost most of my curiosity. I’ve always… Continue reading 22 Things I Want To Learn in 22

Creating a 5 Year Plan

Last week I thought I’d make a 5 year plan. I don’t really go in for “if you write/envision it, it will automatically happen”, but I do think that there’s something powerful in writing down the long-term vision of your life. After I did a ton of Googling and reading and thinking, I decided to… Continue reading Creating a 5 Year Plan

Reading Through A List of Authors My Mom Left Behind

The day my mom passed, I was standing in my parents’ kitchen aimlessly looking around. Under a magnet on their secondary freezer, I saw a couple sheets of notepad paper entitled “Grocery Author List”. I snuck it into my pocket as if my dad wouldn’t have let me have it if I had asked. I… Continue reading Reading Through A List of Authors My Mom Left Behind

Remembering My Mom Through Food

I think about my mom a lot, sometimes I imagine the conversations we would have about whatever’s going on in my life. I’m lucky in that while memories hurt, I enjoy thinking about her. I still like to poke fun at her, to be honest. A lot of memories associated with my mom center on… Continue reading Remembering My Mom Through Food