My brother was convinced growing up that if he didn’t exercise, then his body would not burn calories, and thus he would not need any food. While he realized at some point this was a lie, I still woke up at 8am this morning in Colorado after a 12-mile hike yesterday to find my brother…… Continue reading The 6th Love Language of Voss: Exercise
Two weeks ago, I didn’t know anything about the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I couldn’t have even told you which ones were where, anything about the food the people there eat, their history, nothing really… Santiago and I decided to do a 10-day trip to learn more about these countries that neither…… Continue reading 10 Days in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
There isn’t an exact moment that I can remember that he switched from being my “boyfriend” to the “love of my life.” For as long as I can remember, he has always been the love of my life. I never considered that we would ever breakup, because we always treated each other like we were…… Continue reading When You Are a Family of Two
I just finished a wonderful, one month trip to the Balkan Peninsula and Eastern Europe with Santiago. Here are the places we visited and a few photos! Tirana and Kruje, Albania (2 days) Dhermi, Albania (3 days) Kotor, Montenegro (4 days) Mostar, Bosnia (2 days) Sarajevo, Bosnia (4 days) Belgrade, Serbia (4 days) Budapest, Hungary…… Continue reading How I Spent One Month in the Balkans and Eastern Europe
While I was in college, I was convinced that 27 was going to be my peak year. I dreamed that at 27 I would be successful (not sure doing what), fit, in love with someone, have a small group of friends and most importantly be very happy. I felt as a young 20-year-old that I…… Continue reading How I Feel at 28
My siblings and I pick on my mom a lot. Always out of love, of course, and one of the things she sometimes says when eating something tasty is “yum, yum, I just had a good bite!” Even though we joke about the expression, I really feel that it is often justifiable because there is…… Continue reading Yum, Yum, I Just Had a Good Bite!
My fondest memories of travel have little to do with the history of a country or the culture that I experienced. Some of the memories I have closest to my heart have to do with finding joy and happiness in the unexpected, such as when a rainstorm suddenly arises. Onetime when I was 8 years…… Continue reading Discovering Joy in the Unexpected: The Story of a Trash Bag