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One Small Change

one small change

One of my friends reposted this on Facebook from Go Kaleo the other day: Many years ago, I decided to do one simple thing when I got up in the morning: unload the dishwasher. That's it. I got the idea from The FlyLady, for the record. Over the next few months, that one little change [...]

May Day Flower Bouquets

may day

Did you ever participate in May Day flower bouquets as a child? Although I wasn’t given a genetic green thumb myself, my mom has a special gift for growing things. In the summer, my sister and I would play outside while she tended to the flowerbeds in the yard. Our home was always filled with [...]

Sprint Triathlon Training: Week 1

sprint tri week 1

Remember a few months ago when January's 'One New Thing' post was signing up for a sprint triathlon? Welp, the time has officially come to start training. The triathlon is just 11 weeks out, which means it’s time to forgo my usual method of a little run here, a little elliptical there, a little prancercise [...]

One New Thing: Bungee Jumping

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You know those things at the top of every bucket list? Things like skydiving, bungee jumping, swimming with sharks? Yup. Those things aren't on mine. A few weeks ago, a friend asked if there were any adventures I would be too scared to try. "I'm planning a sur

Dolphin Moments

dolphin moment

Sometimes, I feel like the gears that turned the clock from 2013 to 2014 suddenly shifted time into hyper speed. Does anyone else feel that? This year has been p-a-c-k-e-d. With good, exciting, fulfilling things. But lately, it's also felt challenging to keep up. And that reminded me of something that I try to keep [...]

The Greatest State


Recently, my friend Jessie and I took a roadtrip to Idaho to visit our mutual friend, Kyle. I know you're confused by the title of this post and what I just said. Stay with me. Kyle is one of my longest friendships. I've known him through college in California, while living in New York City, [...]