Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships

My Top Three Tips for Maintaining Long-Distance Friendships

I got an email from a reader in August with a question that I’d never been asked before. “I was wondering if you had any particular tips or suggestions of ways that your friends and family back home have made you feel loved and supported from far away and maybe things that have helped both […]
Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

My Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

In case you missed it, in April the internet gods showered me with love and I WON a trip to Italy through Tour Radar (partners with Intrepid Travel)!! After patiently waiting until September for me to finally be able to get time off work, we eagerly embarked on our Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure for two! Narrowly avoiding a […]
Tour Radar Amalfi Coast Trip

That Time I WON A TRIP TO ITALY with Tour Radar!

As I write this, I’m on day 3 of my two weeks of vacation time before school starts back up again for the year. In case you don’t already know, I teach English in Spain, and this summer I have worked through July and August giving intensive courses for students who wanted to prepare for […]
Why I'm Going to Grad School And What It Means for My Future- Andalucía Bound

Why I’m Going to Grad School and What It Means for My Future

Sometimes life gives you lemons, sometimes life gives you lemonade. And sometimes, life helps you realize that lemons are actually really healthy and lemonade is a sugary poison. See where I’m going with this? No? Oh. I’ll make it clear then. I’M GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL!!  Still confused? Read on. After four going on five […]
Apartment in Spain

Tips for Finding the Perfect Apartment in Spain

Thinking about finding an apartment in Spain (or any foreign country) can be stressful enough for some people to induce hyperventilation. Going on my 5th year in Spain I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs when it comes to finding an apartment and the more experiences that are shared out there on the […]

Love Yourself

    Love yourself. I know, It’s a bit cliché… but it’s one of those clichés that are still around because they actually have a powerful meaning. Love yourself. I’m quite convinced that I never could have begun this weight loss journey if I hadn’t first decided to love myself. I never said, “Once you […]
Perseverance- Find Your Limit and Go Beyond It


  Someone reached out to me yesterday on Facebook to make sure I hadn’t fallen off the horse. To be honest, I’ve only ever met this person once when she graciously opened her Thanksgiving table to me when her friend was hosting me before a flight 3 years ago, and she was lovely even though […]
Reflections and Goals

Reflections on 2014 and Goals for 2015

  I honestly can’t believe 2014 is over. I know, everyone says that. But January 12th, 2014, the day I took my first baby step towards a happier me, seems like it was just yesterday. That was the day when I decided to make some healthy changes and stick with them and keep going and […]