A Leap of Faith

This post was originally written at Lake Wanaka, NZ in March 2018.   Today I jumped out of an airplane. My experience was interesting to say the least. I wasn’t scared, in fact I was ridiculously excited. The view was unbelievable and the feeling of “oh my god I’m just falling towards the earth” was…

Life Above the Clouds

This post was originally written while riding on a plane in New Zealand in March 2018. I’m currently sitting on a plane flying from Auckland to Christchurch in New Zealand and the view from my window seat is breathtaking and moving. It’s morning so the sun has just risen and we are soaring just above…

Health & Happiness

At the beginning of 2018, I knew I wanted to start this blog. I had a picture in my mind of exactly what would happen and how I would get started and it would be perfect. But reality set in and nothing is perfect. I had a false start earlier this year while traveling, and…

Quiet Moments

When traveling, life can be chaotic to say the least. I’m the kind of traveler that wants to absolutely maximize my time wherever I am because I’m not sure I’ll ever come back. That generally means living out of a suitcase, activities scheduled from morning until evening. Action and adventure around every turn, experiencing things…

Everything Is Gonna Be Alright

I think I had this picture in my head of what this trip to New Zealand would be. I imagined my stress instantly melting away, immediate reconnection with my husband, and the feeling of pure joy and happiness that I often feel when I’m exploring somewhere new. I would start to find myself. But I…