Life Lessons

If you are on this page, then you are definitely my kind of person. You know that traveling leads to the kind of life lessons that are worth writing about.

You will see two common theme amongst these stories.

  1. Life-changing moments happen outside of the comfort zone.
  2. Life is too damn short to wait to follow your dreams.

A lot of my life lessons were learned the hard way. My late partner died of cancer in June of 2018, and I quit my job to travel the world. There is a lot of soul searching, seeking, and grieving in these stories.

Here are some of my favorite stories from the road and from life:

When an Island Goes Dark

I didn’t plan it, exactly, but I am somehow following New Year’s celebrations around the globe. I joined old friends in Florida to ring in 2019 over champagne and laughter in January; lunched with new friends in Chiang Dao to celebrate the Chinese New Year over long noodles and warm red wine on the first…

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When Cancer Changes Everything

There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was too strong, too young, too upbeat to die, even as his shockingly aggressive cancer ravaged his body. Jeff’s ordeal with cancer was not a battle. It was an onslaught and it…

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An Immortal Love

Just two weeks after Jeff and I started dating, he gave me a book with a note written on the inside cover. It was the first time that I would see Jeff’s beautiful handwriting, meticulous grammar, and the use of his famous red pen. It was also the first time that I realized just how…

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A Beach Confession

I’m just going to come clean and say the thing that elicits gasps and open-mouthed stares. Here it is: I don’t like the beach. Before you even ask, no, I do not hate children or puppies. I just hate sand and sunscreen, and especially the combination of sand and sunscreen. Also, I look stupid in…

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