I’m a vivid dreamer. I have been for as long as I can remember. It can be amazing – find new ideas for stories, suddenly discover magical abilities, get to fly, see loved ones who have passed on. There’s nothing better than a dream where you get to sit down and have a chat with … Continue reading Only but a Dream
I am a feast. I am delicious. I am craved. Sadly, there’s nothing sexy about these statements. At least not in this context. I am a veritable feast for the insects that abound in my new city. Truth be told, I have always been a magnet for biting insects. Something about my sweet blood temps … Continue reading Delectable Me
We moved. After two years of “will we / won’t we,” and delays due to travel restrictions and the pandemic, we made it. Moving overseas is big – something I knew having done it several times – but I found out there is a huge difference in moving one single person to moving an entire … Continue reading ExPat in My Homeland
Here it is Twelfth Night (or the day after Twelfth Night, depending on which day you start counting). Besides it being the name of one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and the date my husband firmly beliefs that all the Christmas decorations have to be down, it doesn’t usually affect me much. Today, though, I … Continue reading New Year
Being the youngest of three girls growing up, I’ve always been on the receiving end of my sisters’ clothing cast offs. I also grew so fast as a child that my legs ached just trying to keep up. My second sister’s clothes from when she was eleven, fit me when I was I was eight. … Continue reading Hand Me Down
My grandmother was nearly eighty when she had her first foot massage. I think this is right. I mean, obviously I wasn’t around for most of those years, so I couldn’t say for certain. Still she looked so surprised as I rubbed my mom’s feet when we were all gathered at my grandparent’s house. My … Continue reading FEET
In the new normal of today, I’m sure most of you are like me and finding yourself spending an inordinate amount of time online. Not just for observational activities like flicking through social media, sharing hilarious videos, or checking out what’s trending on any of your channels (hello 12-foot skeleton from the hardware store) but … Continue reading Living La Vida Digital
As I write this, we are entering into month six of social restrictions and I am coming off of a tense couple of weeks as fires rage near my father’s home in the States (he was evacuated and is safe) and the news abroad and in my adopted country is so bad, I’ve had to … Continue reading Creativity in Chaos
Bad vs Good and where the two meet.
On my birthday post, I talked about having gratitude in the face of all the stuff – little and big, good and bad – that makes up life. I really do believe that, but sometimes it can be really hard. Okay, I’m just going to be really honest here: I’ve had a super crappy time … Continue reading Where’s That Gratitude?