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September 22, 2013 , 14 Comments

Downtown Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I ever went to Vegas, fresh off of my ninth grade year in […]

Goodbye, Prius

June 25, 2013 , 8 Comments

She sits in the lot at CarMax, her dark gray exterior even darker against the overcast winter sky in Maryland. I blink back tears, then head inside to ...

Daily Wanderlust: the vibrant Valley of Fire

June 12, 2013 , No comments

Located outside of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire is a site to behold. With enormous outcroppings of orange-hued rock set against lime green cacti and ...

Goodbye, America

August 22, 2012 , 24 Comments

I’m quiet on the drive to Dulles from my house. I’ve already cried saying goodbye to the pups, and now, staring out the window as the suns ...

  • On the open road …
    June 14, 2012 , 16 Comments

    It’s dark, but above me I can hear the pitter patter of little feet on the floor. Little voices delighting in the morning. I roll over. It’s too early. I’m [...]

  • Exploring America
    June 6, 2012 , 24 Comments

    So, what does one do after making the decision to leave America and become an expat? Plan an epic, massive, awesome road trip. That’s right. My time as a Las [...]

  • The price of becoming an expat
    May 25, 2012 , 32 Comments

      Curled up in my lap, light blue eyes heavy with sleep, Jagger barely whispers to me, “will you bring my back a coconut to drink from?” I fight tears [...]

  • The time I quit my job again
    May 24, 2012 , 22 Comments

    I have no intention of  quitting my job so soon after returning from Red Mountain Resort. Except, the words from the shaman and my reiki practitioner echo in my ears: [...]

  • The first sign
    May 11, 2012 , 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

  • The career cross-road
    April 21, 2012 , 26 Comments

    When it came time for my one-year anniversary with my company this past winter, I went in, ready to ask for a raise and full-time status. Despite the fact that, [...]

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