This is the last time I will post…

This is the last time I will post…

Have you ever started something – a project, a gym membership, and New Year’s Resolution – that never came to fruition? You were too tired, too unmotivated, or simply didn’t feel like doing it? And then proceed to kick yourself every single time you mentally revisited that ambition? I’m sure I’m not the only one […]

Finding Peace in Waves

My new favorite sound is the moment of stillness just before a wave crashes. The ocean swells and rises, moving energy that could have traveled thousands of miles just to arrive at this very beach, to these grains of sand nestled between my toes.  For the briefest of moments it feels like the ocean itself […]

My Insane Journey Through 2020

Yesterday I finally touched down on USA soil again, after a turbulent year of unexpected twists. I set my suitcase on the floor and the stillness of my apartment crawled under my skin, especially after the year we’ve all had. In stillness I often find moments for reflection, time to take a deep breath after […]

Listening to the Tides

We gathered on the tarmac in the September heat, envisioning what was to come after the next five hours. Cyprus was calling, and we were eager to go, although I never quite imagined myself in this position just a few weeks ago.

On Travel + Life: How Do You Know If You’ve Found Home?

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Four-lettered words are some of the most complicated: love, hate, pain, hope, home. If you ask a person to define them, there will never be one correct, all-encompassing answer. I love both my family and my dog, my best friends and sunrises, ice cream and freediving. Do I love them all the same way? Of […]

Saying Goodbye to Koh Tao

the island of koh tao as seen from the air, an island surrounded by blue ocean

“Well I guess that’s it,” my friend Tony said with a smirk behind his eyes on my last morning in Koh Tao. I had just ordered overnight oats at one of my favorite beachfront restaurants. His infamous punch line was coming.  “You’ll get on the ferry and leave Koh Tao forever and I’ll never see […]

Dealing With Quarantine Guilt

I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people in the world, trapped on an island without Coronavirus, but there are still days when I long for home or a hug from a loved one. Sometimes the blue skies feel a little emptier knowing your family and friends are on another continent. You can’t […]

My Island Lock Down in Thailand

Part of what lured me to Koh Tao in the first place was the fact that it’s a small island that seems to exist in an undisturbed parallel to the outside world. As the island lock down begins, these same qualities could come back to either haunt me or save me. Starting April 1, and […]

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