Please Deliver To My Father In Heaven

Dad, I’m sorry I haven’t written sooner. I thought I should have something interesting to say or accomplished a big life goal…but I’ve only recently realized that showing up or reaching out is the entire point – not so much what you say. So what’s happened these past five years? I suppose the most exciting thing […]

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My Favorite Birthday: 32

Happiness isn’t what I thought it would look like. I’ve been dreading thirty-two for so long that I’m embarrassed to admit it was because of a Before Sunset quote I heard my sophomore year of college. “I was having this awful nightmare that I was thirty-two. And then I woke up and I was twenty-three. So […]

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Bucket List: Lollapalooza (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

If I had known that this was a dry festival…ok, I won’t be totally dramatic and say that I would have skipped…but VIP tickets would have definitely not happened. Who has a VIP lounge sponsored by Corona with NO ALCOHOL?! Alcohol is why you pay for VIP tickets! But I’ll stop complaining because the lineup was […]

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Bucket List: Shanty Town (Lima, Peru)

Undoubtedly my favorite tour so far this year. Yesterday, for $50, I had a 4-hour private tour with the Community Leader of this town, a sociable woman who chastised me for not knowing more Spanish, and an English speaking guide from a nearby shanty town. And while I’ve greatly enjoyed Miraflores with its incredible restaurants […]

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I’ll Meet You In Switzerland

My favorite story about my father is something you only find in fairy tales. Because truth be told, he really was my mom’s prince. At 24, my mom thought my 30 year-old dad was too old to date her; but nevertheless, he persistently asked her out. She eventually relented, but he could never quite convince her 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 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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