Roughly two years ago, after shoving down tacos and tequila, I got into a philosophical bout with a friend regarding obligations. Not entirely sure how the conversation started but at the time, we were both YES people. She questioned herself (note: I obvs don't remember word for word but here's the gist of the statement): … Continue reading Accountable Relationships
The only time I bought a one way flight on the same day of departure was for a family emergency last summer. It was frantic and sudden, more worrisome than exciting. REWIND: The day before I left to Puerto Rico, I got into a minor car collision. A lady ran a red light and kissed my … Continue reading Worth the Whim
Although I had fallen in love with him well before this day, the first time I told Isaac that I loved him was via text message, sent by the extremely intoxicated version of myself. Overpowered by the feels, each beer unzipped my heart centimeter by centimeter, increasing blood flow into my fingers that typed out three … Continue reading Steamboat Starboys
Let's be honest, being U.S. territory in the Caribbean, I didn't put Puerto Rico too high on my list of places to visit. From my regional experience, I pictured a beautiful chaos: a delightful, delicate lay of land in constant battle with ravaging tropical storms. I mean, sometimes island maintenance is just too overwhelming with half … Continue reading This Is What You Came For
Laugh There are some things in life that you just can't help giggle about. Here I am, 27 years old with paper towels stuffed in my boots underneath my sock-less feet, dried blood crusted in my nostrils, a rumbling hungry tummy, and a bright red scuffed up chin. Yup, I know, haha, a b s o … Continue reading Live, Love, & Laugh … Literally!
The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is to seek happiness; meaning, the liberation from suffering. What's the polar opposite of suffering? Pleasure. However, people get confused between pleasure [external events creating gratification] and happiness [internal peace of mind creating contentment]. Some context:  was in Jacksonville/Savannah this past week.  was reading The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for … Continue reading Compassion in Companions
Recently, I binge watched Jane the Virgin and picked up the line: To have faith is to banish doubt. Makes sense. If I have faith in you, I relinquish all uncertainties I have of you; I believe in you without questioning or hesitating. Many times we get 'stuck' in life by our own ambiguities; whether it be … Continue reading 10 Ways Traveling Heals