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…

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…