Thinking of You

The only thing I couldn’t leave New York without seeing was the World Trade Center Memorial.  It’s worth the trip, for that alone.  Never have I felt such heartache as I did in that moment.  The grief living in those gaping holes is profound.  It’s staggering.  It will bring you to your knees. It did …

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The Essential Travel Guide

Guys, I'm going to New York this week.  I'm stoked.  I've never been.  It's going to be beautiful.  And, for all of you travelers out there, I've compiled a nice and tidy packing guideline. How my boyfriend packs for trips: "I'm heading home now to pack." "It's 9:30. Your flight's at 12???" "Yeah but I …

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Remodeling the Soul

I have cried every day this week.  I'm wondering when tears will stop.   A few months ago, when I was feeling this way, I just became disconnected.  People noticed.  Asked me why I wasn't posting on the blog.  Why I wasn't writing.  Why I wasn't answering texts or calls.   Today, I've decided that …

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Open letter to LaPierre//The grandfather I never knew.

You should know that I started this blog to detail my adventures.  But, I am finding more increasingly, that my adventures often entail emotional experience, rather than "real life."  This blog wasn't started to combat, or to argue.  It was started to inspire.  To better us (and, realistically, to better myself, as writing often does). …

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