Most of my blog posts have been about my experiences traveling the world. I would be remiss not to mention how amazing it can be to be a tourist in your own city for a day. I’ve lived in the city of Chicago for almost 10 years now. About 4 years ago I realized what a routine … More Chicago Tourist Day
Most of my posts have been about my journey and travel, but another thing I’m extremely passionate about is food!! I’ve had the opportunity to go to some amazing restaurants in the past couple of years in Chicago. Some of my favorites are Next (If you haven’t read Life on the Line by Grant Achatz, … More My Favorite Travel Foods
If you talked to me three years ago, I would have told you that I am not interested in traveling internationally because I can’t fathom sitting on a plane for more than 4 hours. To be honest, the world seemed really big and scary to me, and only speaking English (and the few French words … More How to Plan the Trip of Your Life- Culture, Adventure, Relaxation
Since I made the decision to leave my corporate job and take some time to really figure out what I’m meant to do in life, I’ve had so many people say to me “I’m jealous” and “I wish I could do that!” Well the good news is that you don’t have to be jealous or … More How to Follow Your Arrow and Take a Leap of Faith
The past month has flown by!! I took September as a month to really breath and de-stress. I had the opportunity to hang with friends and their kids, visit siblings, spend time with my parents, volunteer, celebrate friends Birthdays, see cool art, go to great dinners, raise money for an upcoming walk for CJD, help … More 30 Days in… Now What
A good friend of mine, Erin, shared a quote with me. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes. My recent trip to Peru definitely exposed me to new experiences and a new confidence/ way of thinking! I have always been interested in … More Entrepreneurs- The Uros people.
I’m finally at a working computer and have the chance to write about my trip to Peru! This trip was life-changing in many ways. It was the first trip I’ve been on where I didn’t have any email to check, so other than a few check-ins with my family, and a few facebook updates, I … More Peru- Overview of Trip
I thought I’d share my first journal entry as I embarked on my trip to Peru- it’s me reflecting on how I have gotten to the point I’m at today: 8-30-15 Today is the first day of the rest of my life. The past week/month has been a complete whirlwind. I have known for a … More My first journal entry August 30th
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind! Within one week, one of my closest friend’s dad passed away unexpectedly and way too soon, I had my last day at a company I’ve been at for 9.5 years, I had an amazing siblings weekend in Amherst, MA, and I left for a life-changing trip to … More Whirlwind with lots of support!
This song has been super inspirational to me during my journey to make the most difficult decision of my life. My new motto- follow your arrow wherever it points- thanks Kasey! If you can’t lose the weight Then you’re just fat But if you lose too much Then you’re on crack You’re damned if you … More Follow Your Arrow