Somewhere along the way, I became a football fan. I know -- it surprised me too. But here I am, jazzed for a Seahawks PRESEASON game, and I don't know what to do with myself. In the never-ending list of contradictions that seemed to come with the finality of my 20s, I started enjoying the … Continue reading none of what’s become of me was Seattle’s fault
One thing I've learned over the years is that my pursuit for perfection goes well past the schoolroom and the office. It's also ever-present on the playing field, a place where competition is often welcome. Unfortunately, my adrenaline pushes me to battle through pain to conquer previous scores. In childhood, it landed me a few … Continue reading by the finish line, I am drained
I've been away from my apartment for two weeks now. I don't miss it. Some people crave their own beds after being on holiday for just a few days, but I try to create a routine that allows me to feel at home even when I'm gone for long periods of time. It's not an … Continue reading create a new idea of home for yourself
As I settle in for my last few days in Hong Kong, I realize I've accomplished quite a bit. But not enough. (Says the girl who just ate chicken feet for lunch.) This country offers so many different cultural adventures that two weeks now seems like an impossibly short time to be here. I'm already a … Continue reading was it everything you wanted to find?
As someone who suffers from a serious case of "grass is greener" syndrome, long trips keep me from losing my mind. They open my eyes to different cultures; they change my perspective; and they force me to stop standing still in my everyday life. In just a few short days, Hong Kong has already reignited … Continue reading i won’t see you for some time