Becoming a Better Global Citizen

Becoming a Better Global Citizen

Over the last year I have become more and more aware of my impact on the world around me. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to help other people. Growing up whenever anyone would ask why I wanted to do when I grow up I would always say I wanted to be a doctor. When I was asked why, my answer was always that I wanted to help other people. In my very narrow view of the world, I thought the best way to help others was to be a doctor. A profession that I idolized and looked up to.

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The Wedding Series: Wedding Party Gifts

The Wedding Series: Wedding Party Gifts

Figuring out gifts for our wedding party was harder than I could ever imagine. I went back and forth for months and months. Do I do a combination of smaller items that are useful? Do I do one nicer gift? Do I pay for a specific expense of being a bridesmaid? Riley was thinking along the same lines. We really didn’t want something that would be useless or set aside after the wedding.

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A Weekend in Boston

A Weekend in Boston

Earlier this year I posted about my most recent trip to Boston. I talked about all of the things we did, things we ate and where we stayed. All in all, it was such a great trip and one of my favorites to look back on. I had always planned on sharing what I thought would make a fun weekend in Boston, but have been wanting to even more recently. With the increased time at home recently, I have been daydreaming of the day we will get to travel again and all of the wonderful places we will go.

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Book Review | Harry Potter

Book Review | Harry Potter

Let’s be real, I don’t think anyone needs a book review of the Harry Potter series. Most people have either read the books or seen the movies at this point and a review would really be a bit pointless. So instead I thought I would just write about why these books have held special spot in my heart for so long.

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Friday Five | Quarantine Edition

Friday Five | Quarantine Edition

We have officially been self isolating for close to two months. They have been both the longest and shortest two months of my life. We have done a whole lot of stuff around the house and not much else. I wanted share some of the things that have been keeping me sane throughout this quarantine. Its a weird mix of items, but it is what makes me happy right now.

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What I’ve Learned About Seattle

What I’ve Learned About Seattle

Seattle. I fell in love with you five years ago and what a journey we have been on these past five years. It is a bit crazy to look back on some of my original posts about Seattle. So much of what I wrote then still rings true, but so much has also changed. My love for Seattle has changed and evolved over the years and gone through many stages.

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I Am Morbidly Obese.

I Am Morbidly Obese.

This is a post I never thought I would be writing. It is not a post I ever wanted to write. However, it is one I feel I need to write. I try to be open and honest on this blog as much as I can be. By holding this back, I feel I am not being completely honest. ย There are things that are far worst in the world, but for me this is something that has really affected my mental health and overall outlook.

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My Hopes for 2020: May Check-In

My Hopes for 2020: May Check-In

We are have completed month two of our quarantine. I am at the point where I am never sure what day it is and can never remember when things happened. I have been trying to keep my days as consistent as possible, as well as doing things I find productive everyday. This actually result in a fairly good month in terms of my goals.

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Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

We have been officially been under stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for over a month now, but have been staying home for close to two. Being home so much has given me a lot of time to think, feel and do. Think about my life and how I am feeling. Feel a lot of feelings and put names to them. Do the things that I have been saying I want to do, but have never had the time to do.ย It has been a weird, but clarifying time for me. I am not saying that I have everything figured out, but it is certainly a great time to learn about yourself. It has also been an interesting journey.

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