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Impending Seasons and an Afternoon Escape to Corson’s Inlet

Impending Seasons and an Afternoon Escape to Corson’s Inlet

The weather’s been quite mild recently. With low humidity and pleasant temperatures, it almost feels like September. Fall-season catalogues are coming out, and I’ve even noticed a pumpkin beer or two on taps. Transitional anticipation seems to be buzzing just beneath the surface of this summer. While I’m just as excited for everything to be nutmeg-laced as any self-deprecating lover of #PSL,…

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Tour de Taco 2014

Tour de Taco 2014

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Everyone knows that I am an absolute fiend for Mexican food. From the most authentic hole-in-the-wall taqueria to high-end restaurants, I don’t discriminate in my pursuit of delicious tacos, chilaquiles, burritos, and enchiladas. I don’t know why I’m so enamored with Mexican cuisine, but I stopped asking that question a long time ago and focused on finding the tastiest food. As such, I couldn’t…

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Things I Love Thursday: Summertime lights.

Things I Love Thursday: Summertime lights.

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My bed is under an east-facing window. No alarm necessary, sunlight wakes me up each morning. Simple phone photos don’t do the light any justice, but each time I snap a picture, I hope maybe it will look halfway decent. There’s something pleasing about a picture not being able to capture the full experience of a quiet moment- even better if that moment is spent alone. This morning brought a…

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Things I Love Thursday: Solstice

This time of year is my absolute favorite. Everything is abundantly green and alive. Temperatures reached above 90 for the first time this year.

Lucid Dreams and Seaside Musings in the Underworld

Last Friday night, I found myself without plans. I didn’t want to suffer through the weekend traffic jam heading to the shore, and I wanted to go to yoga Saturday morning.

Lucid Dreams and Seaside Musings in the Underworld

Last Friday night, I found myself without plans. I didn’t want to suffer through the weekend traffic jam heading to the shore, and I wanted to go to yoga Saturday morning.

Things I Love Thursday: “You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.”

Things I Love Thursday: “You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.”

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The world makes me feel crazy, but hey aren’t these begonias something else?


A quarter life crisis exasperated by job seeking, job finding, job seeking again, and a new age of inadequacy compounded by social media. How many followers how many likes? How much validation before I can drift off to sleep. I check my phone while I drive a car and get pissed when other people do the same thing. 

It…

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Things I Love Thursday: Dreamy and dreaming.

This week I love: Warm breezes. I’m still pleasantly surprised when the wind blows warmer these days.

Things I Love Thursday: Dreamy and dreaming.

This week I love: Warm breezes. I’m still pleasantly surprised when the wind blows warmer these days.

love letters to surfing: spring meditation

love letters to surfing: spring meditation

Everything feels. There are colors where was gray. I feel dizzy and shake my head when I look from tree to tree. I only know the names of a few kinds of birds. Yesterday, for the first time, the wind blew in my hair and warmed me.

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I walked down to the ocean as the storm clouds drifted in.

I put on my new 3/2 for the first time since November. No booties, no gloves, no hood. Waves were awful,…

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I Used to Live in Paradise: The Visa Run

I Used to Live in Paradise: The Visa Run

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I didn’t have to apply for any visas to enter Costa Rica, but when my passport was stamped upon arrival, it was considered good for 90 days. To renew this, I had to leave the country for a minimum of 72 hours. Most people I knew would go to Nicaragua, and spend a few days in San Juan del Sur. We often joked that the visa run was like a internationally-mandated vacation. As the time drew near for…

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Keeping Track of Things I Love… Why Bother?

Keeping Track of Things I Love… Why Bother?

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Cherry trees are finally blooming, and that’s great. So there’s one good thing out of the way.

Out of the way? I’ll explain.

I started writing exercises as a gratitude journal, taking the idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Gala Darling. Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the most basic tips given to anyone looking to improve their mood. Everyone from bloggers to therapists to church…

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