Showing posts from January, 2017

Thirty Two Journeys

Every year I write a New Year's and/or birthday blog. This year is no different, except that 2016 & 31 go together and it is a bit late. So, here goes... I've been reading a lot of original and shared posts about 2016 being a terrible year and people feeling accosted by the year. 2016 was an eventful year for sure---when looking on a global, national, and spiritual scale. But to say it was the worst personally, I just can't. I can't look back be ungrateful or sad about what this year has been. Without all of the tragedy, I cannot appreciate the beauty. I cannot appreciate the growth in society or in myself without tragedy. I know this maybe sound odd, but 2016 was a year of growth. It was a year where I learned to choose me, and not in a selfish manner.  In 2016, at the age of 31... ...I ended a relationship and said to my friends "I feel like I just said no to getting married and having children." But, what I said no to was settling. What I

21 Things I Observed When Traveling Overseas

1.  Some airlines check your passport 7 times before letting you board. This is no    exaggeration. 2.     Some airports have men standing throughout with machine guns. 3.     Getting stamps in your passport is a new ink addiction that I didn't know existed. 4.      Some Grecian men like curves. 5.     People are friendly. These people are no longer "over there". These people are created in His image just like me. These people have the same emotions I do. I know this may seem like a "duh" moment, but it was a very real and sobering time for me. Too often I get caught up in this world here that I forget there's a big world out there full of people just like me.  6.     Big bills and no change--The ATM only gives you big bills. But the merchants only want small bills. It's very confusing and frustrating. Spending money that looks like this is fun for some reason.  7.     Ice is a delicacy in drinks. I have never been so excite