It’s Just What You Do

I dumped my bags in a back room of my hotel in Brisbane while they prepared my room, and then stopped into a coffee shop around the corner, re-energized by being back in Australia.  My heart was full, being back in this country that is so important to me, and I ordered a coffee from a … More It’s Just What You Do

13 Hours

I say it all of the time, but I really do hate flying.  I hit a moment of terror before jetting off on my trip to Australia where I got scared shitless and my heart started racing and I had to talk myself down. It isn’t the fear of the unknown either.  I was excited … More 13 Hours

The Art of Packing

Packing should be something that I have down to a science at this point in my life. I’ve taken hundreds of flights, and yet somehow this is one of those things I loathe and still can’t wrap my head around. Don’t get me wrong: I have a drawer of travel-sized liquids to throw in my … More The Art of Packing

The Weekend Recharge

I’ve been running on fumes this month and finally had a weekend off last week.  For me this easily translates into spending at least one day being a lazy bum, sleeping for 12 hours and then watching movies and reading all day.  I should be catching up with people, but I needed a day for … More The Weekend Recharge

The Seven Year Itch

When I left Australia 7 years ago, to say I was devastated was an understatement.  I’m not a crier, but I publicly sobbed like a child on the way to the airport after saying goodbye to the people who had become like family to me during my short stint living there. The whole flight back … More The Seven Year Itch

Hot as Hades

I’ve been praying for Seattle summer to magically appear for months now.  When it finally seemed like the clouds had parted, my life seemed set.  I haven’t been in the city very often because I’ve been traveling with work.  But even when I get fed up with the holier-than-thou-passive-aggressive Seattle attitude, there’s something about a … More Hot as Hades