Cottage Gives Me All The Feels

Spending the weekend at the lake had me full of mixed emotions. Something about water always makes me feel calm and at peace.

Yet As I laid on the dock, I began reminiscing of all the weekends spent here over the past decade. Remembering the ones who have come and gone in our lives and shared this special place with us.

Think With Your Heart

“You’re crazy. You haven’t thought this through. Don’t make any drastic decisions. Sleep on it a bit. How could you do that? It’s so irresponsible.” These are just a few of the statements I heard on a regular basis. I think with my heart and I listen to my gut. To some, this may beContinue reading “Think With Your Heart”

2017 Reflection – What a year! :)

As I sit in my new home staring out the window at the fresh falling snow as it covers the naked trees, I can’t help but smile. How did I get here? To say 2017 flew by is an understatement. I honestly have no idea where the time went! Do you?! Today, I sat downContinue reading “2017 Reflection – What a year! :)”

Thank You Cambodia

After already being in Vietnam I felt as though landing in Cambodia was going to be ‘easier’. Meaning, less of a culture shock and easier to adjust. Boy was I wrong. Maybe it’s the fact that I just came from beautiful, clean land of ‘no worries’ aka Australia where avocado on toast is $18 andContinue reading “Thank You Cambodia”

Emotions I Wasn’t Expecting While Traveling Vietnam

Where has the time gone? As I lay in a hammock on the beach listening to the waves crash I feel a sense of relaxation for the first time in weeks. I thought I was leaving for this trip to escape the 9-5 grind and be schedule free. However, that has yet to happen. Today is the first day which I can say I woke up refreshed after a full night’s sleep, with no alarm at 8 am and spent my morning how I wanted to spend it. Meditating, walking along the beach and really just taking in the last few weeks of chaos and reflecting on what I’ve learned. 

Vietnam, here we come!

Holy Moly. I woke up today and realized my dreams are finally my reality. Here I am waking up in South East Asia. Vietnam, to be more exact. What a wild ride it was getting here. Another 24 hours spent traveling on flights and in airports. Before landing we were terrified about all the scamsContinue reading “Vietnam, here we come!”

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Our alarm was set for 5am, which was not a good situation for me. It’s no secret that I am not the happiest person in the morning. I just love sleeping! This morning was even worse after fighting through a sleepless night of jet lag. Boooooo!  However, the alarms were set for good reason. WeContinue reading “The Early Bird Gets the Worm”

LADIES, DO YOU FEEL THE PRESSURE?

Somedays I really wonder how women go through their entire lives with the pressures of society constantly on them.

Today I was chatting with an older women who was absolutely radiant. She looked happy as could be and was truly glowing. Yet the first words out of her mouth, to my surprise were “what ever you do don’t get old” – and let me just say I CAN NOT count the amount of times I hear this statement in a week. Mind you, I do live in a ‘retirement community’ (most likely because I am an old soul and I fit in here) but it still shocks me the amount of people who make growing old and even retirement sound DAUNTING.