Moving to Okinawa

I moved to Okinawa 6 weeks after my husband arrived on the island. My delay was because our dog, Gus, was still under state-side quarantine. The quarantine simply meant that we were in a 6-month waiting period from his special rabies test to clear before he could move to Japan. However, as we were preparingContinue reading “Moving to Okinawa”

Daydreaming about the Maldives

The Last Trip before Coronavirus Stopped my Travels. For someone who claims that they don’t care that no one reads the blog, I was unpleasantly surprised at how many people chose NOT to read my blog about Sri Lanka last week. Maybe it was the title. Maybe the timing wasn’t right. Maybe I should’ve sharedContinue reading “Daydreaming about the Maldives”

Sri Lanka: Mangroves, Elephants, Sea Turtles…oh my!

I’m not sure if this begins in November 2019 or if it begins in the fall of 2017. Let’s go all the way back to the 2017, but I promise to keep it short. We arrived to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2017 so that my husband could attend an international military school. IContinue reading “Sri Lanka: Mangroves, Elephants, Sea Turtles…oh my!”

Sri Lanka, Reflections, and Restrictions

I saw them coming. I just called it a couple of weeks before it actually happened to us. I told my mom and sister a couple of weeks ago that I feared that we would be going back into lock-down out here on Okinawa. Since last March, I have tracked the numbers and the responsesContinue reading “Sri Lanka, Reflections, and Restrictions”

Fashion, Style, and a Side-gig

I should preface this blog by stating that I have no style or fashion-sense. I recently told a friend that my outfit made me look like a homeless person. What I didn’t tell her is that my statement would have been an insult to homeless people. The reality is: I spent most of last yearContinue reading “Fashion, Style, and a Side-gig”

Four Lenses

It feels strange to share this blog without acknowledging that last week our nation experienced one of the worst days in our history. That being stated, I didn’t create my blog as a space for political commentary. Actually, I created it as a space where I could write about mindset, positivity, and personal growth. ItContinue reading “Four Lenses”

Glamping, Camping, and the New Year

Our New Years holiday weekend felt similar to most of 2020. We went from having a solid plan to seeing it slowly unravel. So many of us went into 2020 with plans, goals, and dreams, and slowly the plans dissolved, and the goals changed. Back to our New Years weekend…3 of my friends and IContinue reading “Glamping, Camping, and the New Year”

Christmas Eve & Traditions in Okinawa

60 years ago, my father’s family began a tradition. I don’t know if that year they intentionally created the tradition, or if they did something fun, and decided to do it again the next year, and then the next and then next. Sadly, my dad is no longer with us, so I can’t ask him.Continue reading “Christmas Eve & Traditions in Okinawa”