WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: (mom don’t read this) It started with an innocent turkey on toast barbecue sandwich. For dinner, I was quietly munching my sandwich and watching Netflix when it happened. I began to seriously choke. Your mind goes to some pretty incredible places when your life depends on it. It felt like many minutes,… Continue reading It started with a sandwich
Everyone just wants to go home to have dinner with their family. Everyone. As I travel the world as see so many beautiful people, I have come to this simple realization. One of my favorite things is to sit in a diner, pub, airport, or mall and just sit back and people… Continue reading Dinner
This weekend I experienced what I can only express as an Epic Journey. My friend and I rented a car and drove a 5-hour drive from San Jose to the Costa Rica/ Panama border. We then parked the brand-new rental car and began the walk across the border through customs and immigration. After odd tiny offices and fees, we found… Continue reading Trust in the Epic Journey
The weather starts to cool and instinctively we all want to curl up on the couch with a good book and comfort food. Today, I look out my window at the changing colors of foliage, and am reminded that, like the seasons, our lives all cycle reflection and renewal. It is a beautiful time of year. I can remember coming… Continue reading My Famous Chili Recipe
It started one rainy afternoon as a dear friend and I ran to our escape vehicle mere moments after the final work bell. As we jumped into the car like amateur bank robbers we began our weekend adventure. A large group of us were heading to the coast of Costa Rica for the weekend for… Continue reading It’s not a good road trip unless you have a soggy Cheerio stuck to your butt.
My mother asked me last night if I was eating salads; she is always making sure I’m getting my proper fiber allotment for the day. What a great momma. Of course, with a smirk, I told her “yes momma, my veggies are important”. What I didn’t tell her was that I ate two bell peppers… Continue reading Pepper Sink Salad
I just attended my 20th career graduation. Twenty years of ‘cap tossing’ and school bands playing ‘Pomp and Circumstance’. You would think after 20 of these long programs I would be a bit over it, however, I am not. Instead, I am motivated. I fact I still cry at each of them. I am writing… Continue reading Graduation
“Wanna be my Best Friend?” I remember uttering these words to Marcy Campbell in the 3rd grade. She was my first best friend. All I had to do was ask and we were instantly bonded for life. It seemed so easy at 3rd grade. I truly wish it was as easy as an adult. Now… Continue reading Wanna be my Best Friend!
You know that crippling fear you get in your dream state when you think you have an intruder in the house, but you can’t seem to wake or move. You are just paralyzed by fear and sleep. This was the fear I experienced last night. But instead of a dream it was a reality. My… Continue reading 4.7 seconds
Dear Jennie, Good Morning. I know it is morning if you are reading this, because that is when you get the most done in your day. You are probably sitting by your locker an hour early for school. This will not change. You will be early forever, sometimes to your detriment, mostly to your benefit.… Continue reading Dear JENNIE at 16