And I Miss You

I’m homesick. There. I said it. I know you’ve been disappointed in the past. …because I wasn’t. You thought that to be unreasonable, insensitive, callous even. And maybe you were right. Maybe I did shut off some of my emotions for the past seven months. Adventure called to me and I dove in. New experiences, […]

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The TSA Agent Who Changed My Life

I was flying to Los Angeles after burying my father when an irritable TSA agent yelled at me for forgetting to take off my jacket. I peaked up at the gruff man towering over me with tears in my eyes and pleaded, “My dad just died. Can you be nice to me? Please?” There are […]

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A Stranger In The Mirror

I stared in the mirror for five minutes straight this morning. A stranger stared back at me. I don’t think she blinked. …but she smiled at me. She was happy. She studied my face while I synchronously examined her. I was taken aback by how confident she was. She wasn’t scared. She was empowered… and […]

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The Confession

When I first began this journey around the world, I was praised for sharing every thought and feeling on my blog…well, praised by most. Frankly, my mother was mortified. Then I went radio silent. As most of you guessed, I fell off the no booze and boys wagon after a bumpy twenty-seven days; but that […]

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Day 12: The Spaniard

Of course I met a Spaniard. At a train station. On the way to Madrid. Because this is my life. And my life likes to mock me. How did we meet, you ask? Well, as mentioned in previous posts, I overpacked. And while I did consolidate, I can’t pick up the heavy rolling bag…so he […]

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Day 11: I Miss Wine

I’m in Spain…I’m in SPAIN…delicious, refreshing wine…and sangria!…everywhere…cheaper than water…what have I done?

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Day 10: I Overpacked

Not surprising. At all. I knew I would. You knew I would. And now I have four bags to somehow schlep across five continents. Well, if I don’t purge it all first. And I should…I really should. I even spent five hours today trying to get rid of things I don’t need…and somehow only put aside four […]

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