There are a few ways in which I will probably be forever altered by my time of living on an island during this fundamental and important stage in my young-adult life. And one of those core changes to my being will likely be my newfound ability to “just go with it” and observe island time: […]
“After all this time?” “Always.” ⚡ I am a huge nerd. I love books and form close bonds with the fictional characters who inhabit them and truly believe novels are a “uniquely portable magic” (-Stephen King) that take you to new worlds you may otherwise never have had the chance to see. So when, at […]
I can still remember when I thought that phrase and life stage – one’s ‘twenties’ – felt light years away; like a true indication of adulthood. And now that I’m well and truly there, three years into my third decade, I’ve had that universal epiphany. You know – the one where it suddenly hits you […]
I’m sitting in an airport as I type this – belly full with a warm chocolate croissant that I washed down with a hot chocolate, the theme for this trip back to Nebraska for the holidays being decadence, and “treat yo self” the mantra. Classic, distinctly airport-y Christmas music is playing over the loud speaker, […]
I love flowers. And I really love tall, golden-crowned flowers. And though I don’t love getting stung by bees or (justifiably) smirky glances from passerby, I will always brave the possibility of both in order to take photos in a field of giant sunflowers. On a *similar* note – I’ve decided I really want to […]
Well everyone, it has been one week since I COMPLETED my 30-day Bikram yoga challenge: 30 classes in 30 days! If you follow me on Instagram or read my first post about this yoga challenge, you’ll know I was really nervous about the prospect of practicing hot yoga every single day for a month straight. […]
. . . Do you ever consider how quickly we humans adapt to things? How easily ‘new’ becomes ‘normal’? All of the sudden, today, when I was sitting at the beach on a mound of sand I’d piled up to try to avoid the high tides, barely even noticing the once-novel scent of my coconut […]
Today, I am beginning a 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge, during which I will practice hot yoga at my local studio every day for 30 days straight.
“I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
We had a ton of great photos of my family, Christian and I from the Paradise Cove Luau , as well as from the Lanikai pillboxes hike we did – so I decided to just share them all in one blog post. My family has been doing all sorts of activities and hikes while they’re […]
We had the best staycation at The Modern Honolulu.
I always hoped love could feel like this. This = As easy as breathing. Like the security of strong arms during a slow dance and the simultaneous heart-thudding thrill from such closeness. Like long drives across the country with feet up on the sun-warmed dash and a callused hand across my lap; warm belly aches […]
My trip back to Omaha to visit family was a whirlwind of restaurant and bar hopping, trying to meet up with as many friends as possible, celebrating big family events, going into the office to work, (have to be able to afford these long-distance flights!), and making my family take photos both of and with […]