The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Well, this stinks. With just a few days left in Paris and a blog post coming due, I desperately want to write something inspired…something that beautifully sums up my time in the City of Lights and the lessons that have come along the way. There have been a lot of them, believe me. Not only that, but I’ve got some recent photos to help me express what I’ve...
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What to do about Life’s Little Stinks

The day began on a high note. Not only were we about to take a bike tour that would explore the beautiful fields of France’s seemingly endless vineyards, but – perhaps more importantly - we’d also get to try out the wine. And while the tour did indeed begin with lots of bright smiles… …it ended with a significantly more awkward one. It ended at the ho...
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Don’t Worry…Be Crappy

Life is a humbling thing, yes? I speak from years of experience, which have included plenty of moments that wound up…shall we say…imperfectly. Unsuccessful. Perhaps a bit embarrassing. (Followers of this blog will be keenly aware of this.) Take, for example, my recent efforts to learn yoga...where even the simplest-seeming pose came out like this: Or ta...
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I Now Pronounce You Happy

No doubt about it…these last few months spent overseas have been chock full of unexpected experiences. Take, for example, my recent participation in Barcelona's fire-throwing parade, and the moment I realized that actual fire was about to be thrown my way. The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, sever...
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How to Like Your Life More

So it’s over. My little “life sabbatical”, the one that took Hubbie and me overseas for six months, is over. And in the blink of an eye that sneaky little bugger known as reality has quickly set in. Exhibit A? My new living room at the moment: If you follow my blog you know that – despite this chaos – it’s been worth it. The trip was filled with lots of ...
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