Yesterday I was reminded of Natalie's death in a weird way: a Facebook post of friends' wedding anniversary. If I hadn't seen their anniversary post, would I have even remembered? I wasn't sure. And, that made me suddenly feel really sad. I mean, sure, during this pandemic, who is keeping track of the days anyway?… Continue reading Still missing you
"What are you listening to?" my coworker asked me. "Christmas music," I replied. I'm in this state where I am trying to fully embrace the holiday season, yet I am not exactly ready for it to be here. I had a mental list of fun things I wanted to do this fall. (You know, like… Continue reading Where did fall go?
Thankful for the blue skies, the dark nights, the bright sun and the rainy days. Thankful for the two feet that have taken me miles and miles -- running marathons and walking through new parts of the word. Thankful for the people in my life. I choose for these people to surround me with support,… Continue reading Thankful
[Written last night at 9:45 pm] I'm running a half-marathon in another country — yes, Canada — in three days. I love running in Vancouver, BC. It's the main reason I signed up for this race. Oh, and redemption. But, I have a running blog to write about that. It's safe to say that a… Continue reading Random thoughts on running and recent travels
There has been an influx of rabbits in the city of Seattle. Even our local paper wrote up about this bunny boom. I see the occasional one or two in my neighborhood, but not super often. My parents, who live in Seattle as well, always have visiting rabbits. In fact, my dad had to put… Continue reading Where the bunnies are
"Can you stop?" I annoyingly said, more than asked. What started out as my mom simply asking my brother's girlfriend if she'll be staying in town for Thanksgiving turned into a whole discussion around everyone's Christmas plans. It's mid-July, for goodness sake. As much as I love the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day,… Continue reading Summer is not over
I was in Colombia for the first time last Christmas. Bryce and I were visiting his grandma and aunt for the holidays in Calí. Going into the trip, I knew I wouldn't have abundant food options as a vegetarian. After all, at the Colombian restaurant back home in Seattle, my only viable option is to… Continue reading Food in Colombia as a vegetarian: the avocado diet
It's crazy to think I got along just fine traveling on my own with no smart phone, let alone cell phone, back when I was in college. (This was more than a decade ago, eeek!) I'm so reliant on my phone now. How did I manage back then? I guess a decade ago I was… Continue reading That time I spent less than 24 hours in Rome — on purpose