I texted my mom first thing this morning on Valentine’s Day to see if there was a package on its way. I thought maybe it was late. But she quickly responded that there was not one coming… I will start by recognizing that I am 100% spoiled in many ways, and for example, because my…… Continue reading I Didn’t Outgrow the Valentine’s Day Cookies
I’ve become like a hibernating bear. Winter comes and I find myself wanting to stay inside. Bundled up in an electric blanket, with a book, a cup of tea, chocolate cookies, and warm taco soup. Not wanting to go outside. Staying in my cave, aka my cozy apartment, for as much of each day as…… Continue reading A Hibernating Bear = Me in Winter
There is never enough time to do everything that we dream of doing in this life. Somethings have to give. What will it be – sleep, exercise, family, a boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, health, work… For me, I have felt that my friendships have weakened in recent years. My friendships today are not what they were, say…… Continue reading Being a Bad Friend
The Taj Mahal has a love story behind it, as many of the best stories in history do… The Mughal emperor (#5) Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite of his three wives, died in 1631 during childbirth of their 14th child. Shah Jahan was so devastated by her death that he built the Taj Mahal…… Continue reading Driven By Love – – The Taj Mahal
I felt like I was on sensory overload for two weeks in India – the sights, the smells, the sounds, the feelings and the tastes. The trip went: Delhi > Varanasi > Agra> Jaipur > Udaipur, and we were in each city about two days. Here’s just a glimpse across the cities of what I…… Continue reading The Colors of India
…it’s about the people who you are with. I would not have traveled all the way to India if it weren’t that I could share the experience with my dad. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to spend two weeks together. Special one-on-one time that is increasingly limited by our geographic distance and…… Continue reading It’s Not About Where You Go…
I spent this past long weekend with my dear grandparents in Wisconsin. While I am not going to write directly about the time we shared together because it was deeply personal, I have kept thinking about how life now is much different from when my grandparents were my age. Whatever happened to keeping a job,…… Continue reading Why Are Our Lives So Different?