Sand and Oranges: Prioritizing Your Goals

You may be familiar with this rocks and sand story. There are many variations of this story. You might be more familiar with the version of “Big Rocks” relating to time management, as demonstrated in this video: I’d heard the story back in college and hadn’t given it much thought until recently when I was talking…

Getting Back on Track

It’s been a while, huh? When I started this blog last year, my intent was to write weekly, but after our European home exchange, I dropped the ball and only wrote a few times between October 1 and the end of 2016. No, we didn’t go anywhere during those months (except a few short stays…

How Rent and Hamilton Both Inspire Me to Travel More

Two nights ago, we went with friends to see the 20th anniversary tour of one of my favorite musicals of all time: Rent. Rent is an imperfect play. Its creator died before the first preview of the off-Broadway production so the version we see today would most likely not be the final version of the…

40 Before 40

One of our friends took up a 30 Before 30 challenge during the last year of her twenties. She gave herself a year to accomplish 30 things she’d always wanted to do before turning 30, such as getting lost on purpose, seeing her favorite artist in concert, going on a cruise. I decided to adapt…

The Next Chapter

There’s something I want to get off my chest. This has been weighing on me for a long time, making me feel guilty for something I don’t think should be guilt-inducing. I haven’t written fiction in nearly a year.