Relationships

Lovers in London

March 4, 2015

I fell in love with my now husband on the doorstep of my flat one Sunday afternoon in Notting Hill. My flat in Notting Hill We had spent the late summer day sunbathing in Hyde Park watching the ducks and talking about nothing in particular. He had an ease about him that fascinated me.  He […]






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An anniversary to remember

November 30, 2014

December 1st marks the one year anniversary of our destination wedding in Boracay Philippines.  It was one of the craziest days of our lives.  The groom barely made it in time for his own wedding after being stranded in Bangkok and Hong Kong for three days due to a not-valid-for-long-enough passport. I lost three pounds and […]






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‘Twas the best night of our lives

January 5, 2014
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Three weeks later and I’m still so high from our amazing holiday. I’m buzzing with nostalgia. What to do with all this energy? Wish I could bottle it up and save for days when life feels more routine than it ever ought to.






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On marriage

October 11, 2013

Here’s the thing about marriage: it changes everything. People say it changes nothing. Naysayers (like me) hate the idea of having to officially “commit” to someone with pen and paper because it’s “society’s” way. People say it’s no different from living with someone forever. I thought all these things and then was proven very very wrong.











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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

April 22, 2011

This past weekend we took on the monumental task of cleaning out our storage facility. A lifetime’s worth of “stuff” piled into a 10×10 space that we’ve been renting for $170 dollars a month. With gas prices pushing $5/gallon, it was time to think hard about eliminating unnecessary expenses. These types of clean up projects […]






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The slow burn: Time and the realization of truth and dreams

September 24, 2010

A few months ago, on a fresh London evening, a girl friend and I were sitting at a pub catching up about the year away.  We talked travel and work and friendship.  Under the buzz of after-office revelry, we opened up about pain and history and the men in our lives.  She asked me about […]






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Tell all the women to stop! The superfluous art of girl talk

August 4, 2010

If you’ve ever been at a Starbucks long enough to eavesdrop on two women chatting over coffee, you’ll realize quickly (especially if you’re a man) just how crazy the world of girl talk can be.  Scratch that.  It’s not crazy, it’s … ridiculous.  We women are ridiculous.  Even though I participate in said girl talk […]






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Sometimes, we all need a small reminder…

May 26, 2010

… about What Matters Most (from The Purpose Driven Life) Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature. That’s why we’re given a lifetime to learn it. Relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, are what matters most in life. Love leaves a legacy. How you […]






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