“Early adopters” are the people who are running out the door in the dark of not-quite-morning with one shoe untied and picking crusties out of their eye corners to be the first in line for a new tech gadget that won’t make their unbrushed teeth smell any better but will tell them the time in 50 different languages. I am not one of those people.
Gram insisted that she needed to stay somewhere that had air conditioning and a swimming pool. Who can blame her? It was hot as blazes there. We chose Hotel Farallones. While Gram rested, I went with Darlene to see what her daily life was like in Nicaragua. First we went… Read more >>
I booked my ticket in February to go to Nicaragua to visit my younger sister Darlene.
My grandma decided she wanted to come, too. Five days before I left, she booked her ticket, and we traveled on the same plane, in neighboring seats, from Houston to Managua, Nicaragua.
We took a selfie at the Houston airport.
What lessons can you learn from a sketchbook of seven years? Read more >>
There are dozens of reasons for cutting my fledgling creativity wings and forcing myself to hobble around wondering why I can’t fly.
But it’s time, again, to turn over a new leaf. You can always turn over a new leaf. As long as you keep that mindset, you can do anything. Read more >>
I just took two weeks off of work to go to Peru. I had a wonderful time, eating unfamiliar foods, making friends with strangers, and participating in unplanned activities. I felt my soul open up and blossom with the traveler’s spirit. And then my two weeks were up and I came back and realized that as opposed to traveling, I had just taken a vacation.
Last week was an eye-opener for me, in that I learned that it’s okay to “settle in.” Why did I ignore that memo for so long?
More importantly, why did I not realize I needed that memo?
I’ve been living on the central coast of California for about 10 months now, and in that time I’ve acquired a few dozen material possessions. It’s not a lot, but I certainly can’t pack everything I own into a carry-on suitcase anymore! [Continue Reading...]