Sometimes, I imagine what it would be like if we could literally bottle up certain emotions or feelings. I would line my shelves with little glass bottles full of delirious happiness, sweet nostalgia, first-kiss butterflies, the pure joy of hysterical laughter, intense comfort/relief of canceling plans for a day; warm fuzzies from a blossoming friendship. […]
At one point during our Girl’s Trip to Thailand, we were sitting at a restaurant salivating at the thought of the food we’d just ordered: cheeseburgers all around and one vegetarian meal. (I’d had more Thai food than I could’ve ever dreamed already, and despite its deliciousness, we were all obscenely happy to find a […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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.