“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — paulo coelho — why do we do what we do every day? we get up early, sit in traffic for hours on end on our way to work, to then turn around and go home after a long day and […]
the home stretch.
“good things happen when you meet strangers.” – yo-yo ma – it is often said that when you travel you meet the most interesting people along the way. i can fully attest to this because through my travels i have met some really amazing people that i can happily say are forever friends. we talk […]
mamma mia, here we go again.
“you may have the universe if i may have italy.” – giuseppe verdi – when i was in college i fell in love with italy. i will never forget taking the subway to the colosseum and walking up the stairs to catch my very first glimpse of something i had always dreamed of seeing. after […]
there are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met. — william butler yeats — i have a friend who lives in ireland. he’s all sorts of totally awesome and also loves to travel as much as i do. definitely my kind of guy. we ended up connecting over a year ago because he […]
“i hope you believe in yourself as much as i believe in you.” have you ever been really, really certain about something only to find out you were completely and utterly wrong. i mean, dead wrong. 10,000 miles in the wrong direction wrong. i had just turned 8.5 years old and in 14 short days […]
100 things to be thankful for.
when you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. if you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. — tecumseh — one of my favorite times of the year is almost here!! […]
always find time for the things that make you happy to be alive. i’m pretty lucky because i have a good amount of friends that live in europe who always want me to visit, and when i do, they give me the local experience when i’m there. i recently spent a long weekend in helsinki visiting […]
pretty little trips, part two.
there is nothing prettier in the whole wide world as a girl in love with every breath she takes. — atticus — while the quote above rings true, especially for me, unfortunately poor atticus never saw hallstatt….. after i finished up my short trip to russia, i had one other new country left to visit […]
behind the iron curtain.
russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. — winston churchill — i have always dreamed of going to russia. i was obsessed with ice hockey when i was growing up, which at the time was dominated by good-looking russian players (ahem, sergei federov, swoon..) and even took a few years of […]
#currentmood: the comeback kid.
i awoke from a peaceful, dreamless sleep. i think to myself that that hasn’t happened in a very long time. i felt at ease, content. opening my eyes i looked around to the world outside. everything seemed so perfect. almost too perfect, if that is even such a thing. love notes, flowers, candles, whispers of […]