The Ends of the Earth.

Thursday, June 11th, Dave and I loaded up the little Jetta, bid our farewells to Seattle and headed down the Pacific Coast Highway toward San Diego. It was a trip most only dream about, yet here we were, driving the Pacific Coast. We woke up with the sun, because I of course, was as anxious…

More Sweet Than Bitter.

The day has come! It feels like it was always just a distant daydream that would never arrive. The highs and lows of the last 10 months have given some of the most intense feelings and emotions in my life but every single step was a lesson in one way or another. Life as we…

7 Lessons Learned: Seattle

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, there are no rules to this thing. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you life a life you’re…

Sweet As Reunion.

There are some relationships and friendships that are just a little stronger, a little different and a little bit harder to explain. We call ourselves soul mate friends because quite honestly she is more than a friend- she is a soul mate. Kathleen and I met during a study abroad trip in New Zealand back…

Seattle Showers, April Flowers.

For just an hour drive from Seattle and five dollars you can spend a beautiful day in Holland! Just kidding- but you can get the next closest thing The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Cruising the I-5, about 60 miles north of Seattle, are the stunning fields of tulips, daffodils and colorful goodness. Whoever said that…

The Life You Choose.

If someone would have told me – “When you’re twenty four, you will be spending a lovely Sunday afternoon, eating an authentic and fresh burrito at a Farmers Market in a small Southern California beach town with the most genuine and handsome of men” I would have probably laughed in your face. It is no…

Picture Perfect: The Grand Del Mar

“Please.” “No.” “…please..” “No.”  *** Waking up Saturday morning, the gorgeous sunshine peeking through the blinds and the warm weather seeping through the open windows, I was reminded why I love Southern California so much. It was only 7:30am and already a seemingly perfect day outside. Dave and I got up, chowed down some eggs…

Sunday Morning: Sunrise Hike

In an effort to “be here now” and to refresh my mind, body and soul I decided to kick off Sunday morning with a sunrise hike. Up before the birds, my alarm went off at 5:15am where I proceeded to roll my way to my car stopping just long enough to fill up my water…

Adventures: Golden Gate Bridge

Every once in awhile you get those days in life that are just absolutely perfect. So perfect you sometimes forget this is a real life you are living. For me, one of those days was this past Saturday in San Francisco. Long distance relationships can be tricky and not always that fun. However, when you…