Seattle
seattle

Good-bye summer, hello fall.

I'm a little annoyed with summer. I feel like it didn't give us a proper good-bye here, in Seattle. Summer just sort of ghosted, like an Irish good-bye. (You know, when you sneak out of a party without saying "bye" to anyone). It's not uncommon for September to be the best month in terms of… Continue reading Good-bye summer, hello fall.

Pacific Northwest

The wait, the mountains and the deer

It was as if we were stuck behind the slowest customer at the grocery store. You know the one. This person not only has 15 coupons, but one has expired and they are trying to convince cashier to accept it anyway. Oh, and they are paying by check — and, their pen just ran out… Continue reading The wait, the mountains and the deer

post travel, travel

When your life can’t keep up with your blog

Remember how I last wrote that I am the PM of my summer? I've done such a great job project managing my summer that I'm now having a hard time keeping up with my blog. When I travel, I jot down notes in a notebook (or, in the notes section of my phone) so that… Continue reading When your life can’t keep up with your blog

Cape Lookout State Parl
Pacific Northwest, pre travel, travel

Project managing my summer

One of my friends and I always joke that we PM at work and have to PM in our personal lives as well. PM = project manage Being this way has its perks though. My summer has been pretty busy, but it has also been extremely fun — because of all the plans I made… Continue reading Project managing my summer

Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver
canada

The trip where everything just worked out

I'm a runner who is trying to remember what it's like to be an uninjured runner again. For me, that meant signing up for a race, setting a race goal, training for the race — and then running the race. I chose the Seawheeze Half-Marathon in Vancouver, Canada. I was more worried about getting to… Continue reading The trip where everything just worked out

Pacific Northwest

Not too far, but far enough

Birds chirping at 5 in the morning that wake you up. The evergreen trees swaying in the wind. Clear blue lakes and rivers. Mountains beyond mountains. The sound of laughter nearby. It looked like I could have been home in Seattle, or just outside of Seattle. But, in fact, I was more than 300 miles… Continue reading Not too far, but far enough

Pacific Northwest, seattle

An island jaunt

One of the nice things about Seattle is that there are so many options for quick day trips or weekend getaways that make you feel like you are hundreds of miles away from the city. Exhibit A: Taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island. My BFF had planned an outing to Bainbridge Island as a belated… Continue reading An island jaunt