New Year, Same Me.

For each New Year, instead of doing one resolution, I instead create a list of various items; things I want to accomplish, goals I want to achieve, and ways I want to improve my life. For 2017 three of my goals are 1. Spend more time outside, 2. Be in the moment, 3. Find the…

SB Livin’

“My roots have grown but I don’t know where they are…” The best part of moving is having a brand new city to explore: new sights to see, new treats to taste, new wines to sample and more things to feel. I came to Santa Barbara kicking and screaming. I did not want to move…

Learn to Fly

“…Make my way back home when I learn to fly…” The lyrics danced around my packed car, as I turned left onto Interstate-90, taking the first step of thousands, making my way west. I was leaving the place I had called home for twenty-three years in search for love, happiness and a new life. I…

Three Sisters Waterfall

The apartment was pitch black, but in the distance I could see the music room light on- signaling two things; that I must have slept through my alarm and that it was time to go. It was Sunday morning, our neighbors upstairs had just recently passed out from their rowdy Saturday night but we were…

Like a Fine Wine

Friendships, like a fine wine, get better with age. Few things are as sweet as a good wine, a good friend and that Southern California sunset. It was the weekend I had been looking forward to for quiet some time- my friend, Brianna, was here to visit. As much as I love new friends, those…

Best of the West: Oregon to California

Rise and shine! Outside the drawn hotel curtains, I could hear the birds talking to one another and letting everyone else know; it was time for a new day. The sun was barely peeking in as the clouds blocked most of her light. Inside our room it was quiet, dark and cold. I was awake…