You (Really) Can’t Go Home Again

I cried for an hour straight last night. I haven’t done that since my father died. You’re probably wondering what the girl who just traveled the world for an entire year has to cry about. Don’t worry, I get annoyed with myself sometimes too. But Thomas Wolfe was right, you can’t go home again. And […]

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Bucket List: Adopt A Buffalo In My Father’s Memory

It’s 2017, y’all! New year, new resolutions! This year, I will mark off one bucket list item every single day… First up, adopting a buffalo from Shelby Farms in memory of my father. I tried to name a star after my dad…but that didn’t go as planned (see video). This actually works out better as it supports the […]

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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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Bucket List: Dinner In The Sky

This may just be at the very top of my favorite bucket list moments EVER! I had dinner in the sky over Valletta, Malta…which was also on my bucket list because it is a UNESCO World Heritage site! So double the fun and specialness (Is that a word? Yeah, OK, I googled it…)!

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