Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey My grandpa used to have a license plate with the letters “GOOLA” and my mom told me that it stood for “Get Out Of LA.” I think I’ve always taken that to heart, but made a lot of excuses as… Continue reading The GOOLA Pledge; Or Why You Should Stop Making Excuses
I’ll never forget the way you look at me when I come home from work. Most of the time I have to come through the door and search through a few rooms before I find you, sitting quietly in front of your bookshelf in the living room with a mountain of books growing from the… Continue reading All Because I Walked Through the Door
I have never really been much a fan of Spring. Fall and Winter is more my jam, with the vibrant natural earth tones, scarves and boots and big jackets, rain and all the promise of holiday celebrations. Maybe its because living in California, Spring just means that we trade the rain in one day for… Continue reading The Colors of Spring are Everything.
Here’s the thing about my life the last three months: I am emotionally and physically exhausted. Yes, there are specific things today that happened that were REALLYREALLYREALLY good(!!!!) but also at the same time, there were things that have just left me feeling so drained and all I want is to curl up in bed… Continue reading That Time I Almost Spontaneously Combusted
This photo is blurry but I love it oh so very much. Here we have our silly little boy, who just woke up from his last nap and is so well rested and happy and so excited to be sitting by the window with his mama. We had so much fun just being silly and… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Simple Saturday Things
This last weekend I got to fulfill one of the many things on my bucket list – the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade!! It was seriously a dream come true, as silly and ridiculous as that may sound. This parade was huge when I was growing up and every time we actually made it to… Continue reading Childhood Buckets & Buckets & Buckets
I know we’re a week into February already, but I’m still in shock. Does it normally take me this long to get accustomed to the new year? Earlier this afternoon my co-worker and I remembered that this past Friday was the one year birthday for little Oliver, the baby boy born to someone who worked… Continue reading Staying Motivated and Becoming a Legend