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Visions and desires for 2014!

Visions and desires for 2014!

2014. How nice it rolls off the tongue.  A few months in (March? Say what!) and I have yet to scribble a few goals and plans for this new year. A year that’s started off with beautiful blue skies and no sign of rain in California and grateful that since I drafted this in early … Continue reading

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Today marks the first time in two years that I will sit down to Thanksgiving with my parents, brother and extended family and enjoy a roasted turkey and all the fixings. My tummy is already growling! A turkey, not a roasted chicken, will be served because in Spain if you don’t pre-order a Turkey you likely … Continue reading

Uncertainty and Why I’m grateful

Uncertainty and Why I’m grateful

Being in the mist of grand transitions keeps life exciting, interesting and full of wonder; what’s going to happen next? It’s a time full of uncertainty yet full of endless possibilities. A time to ponder what you truly want, write out your dreams and believe in them (sometimes the harder part if they seem extravagant … Continue reading

A month of Transitions

A month of Transitions

My life has been filled with so much goodness and the unexpected, it’s been quite a treat to be back. I’ve been needing to take time to reflect and honor all that has occurred in the short 4 months I’ve been home. I’m used to doing a lot when I’m abroad or traveling because it’s … Continue reading

Part II: Lessons I’m learning while living abroad

Part II: Lessons I’m learning while living abroad

Hello readers,  Thanks for hanging in there. As I transition to my “new” life back in the States, I’ve been trying the balancing act of still maintaining this lovely ‘ole blog and putting myself out there, spending time with friends all while enjoying the process of adjusting to where I’m from.  A few months ago … Continue reading

How do you deal with Naysayers?

How do you deal with Naysayers?

Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to hop on a plane to London  to see my Chilean cousin, his English wife and their beautiful son for the weekend. But there was more to be excited about, my Chilean family was visiting to celebrate the little one’s first birthday and baptism. I landed in Gatwick … Continue reading

Transition time: What comes next?

Transition time: What comes next?

So you excited to come home? my mom asks on our most recent skype date. I stumble over my words as I debate to give a long or short answer. “Ah well, not really.  I feel neutral.” Friends back home have reached out more lately as my return home is nearing. They’ve been asking me … Continue reading

Lessons I’m Learning Living Abroad

Lessons I’m Learning Living Abroad

Living abroad for the last year and half has been teaching me many lessons and it’s been an amazing journey as I learn more about myself and just who I am. Here are just a sampling of lessons that I continue to learn and be reminded of.    To ask for what I need: I’ve … Continue reading