Embracing the “S” Word

•March 31, 2012 • 1 Comment

What a fun season. I’m trying to focus on the “now” instead of pondering the past or wondering about the future. It’s been pretty liberating. That has allowed me to experience  read more


12, 824

•February 11, 2012 • 4 Comments

Today is the 12,824th day of my life. After celebrating my 35th birthday recently, I considered how different my life is at 35 than I thought it would be. I thought I’d still be at that tech company. I thought I’d have finished my book. I thought I would have figured out how to get through 60 days of Insanity DVDs so I’d have killer “before and after” photos (who was i kidding–there’s no way I’m posing for the “before”). I thought I’d be a better read more

Here, the other side of the world and everything in between…

•June 16, 2011 • 3 Comments

It’s been a busy four months since my last blog. In March, I traveled to Cambodia and Bangkok for work.  I had to be a “big girl” and fly across the world by myself—this was my first read more

Love in Cyberspace

•February 13, 2011 • 1 Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend everyone. My first love gave me my gift early this year—a week-long stay at the Ritz at a ridiculously low (2-star!) rate while my apartment is being renovated. Yipee! I could really get used to this life. But that’s not what this blog is about. About a week ago, read more

Head Over Heels…

•February 7, 2011 • 4 Comments

Literally and figuratively. On Thanksgiving, while rough-housing with my 5 year old nephew, I managed to rescue him from falling off the couch, but I wasn’t as fortunate. I landed on the (appropriately named) hardwood floor; my nephew landed on top of me, and his knee knocked me in the nose. I thought I was fine but about two weeks later, read more

Still Processing…

•November 7, 2010 • 5 Comments

As I write this, I’m having breakfast for one at a restaurant near my home. Looking out the window, I see leaves swirling in a circle on the pavement. Trees with beautiful fall colors are glistening from the sun’s rays. A couple walks slowly by hand-in-hand as if they have nowhere to be, which makes me smile. It’s hard to believe that less than a week ago I visited places that are so different. At the request of many friends, I’m going to share a glimpse of what I saw and experienced during an incredible trip to parts of South Asia. However, I want to warn you—you may find what I share unsettling. But it is the truth so I’m sharing it with you; resisting the temptation to lock parts of this story away out of fear. read more

365 Days Later…the Verdict is In

•September 11, 2010 • 3 Comments

For the first time this summer, I found an hour to take a quiet swim. It’s a blessing that my condo complex has a pool—and on top of that, the pool is long enough that I can do miniature laps.  My swim started off gloriously…the sun was shining and I was at peace. But about 10 seconds into my swim, I realized there was a problem. read more