New to the List: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (A book by a person of color) To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemmingway (**Not part of the reading challenge) March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (A book written by someone you admire) Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 This month […]Read more "2017 READING CHALLENGE: February"
Hey all! Well the countdown is officially underway. In 7 days I will be leaving to begin my journey to Europe and in 10 days I will officially be there! I can’t even begin to express how excited I am. I have wanted to go to Europe for such a long time now; it is […]Read more "The Countdown Begins"
Here is another post I felt was in need of reformatting (I am currently re-doing my entire blog as I was not completely satisfied with how it look, but I’m getting there). So if you missed it the first time, here is a little snapshot of my amazing trip to Seattle last April: Today, I […]Read more "Seattle, WA Norwescon – April 2015"
Again, as I was looking back through old posts, I noticed that this post had bad formatting, so I am republishing it with the corrections, I hope you enjoy it: My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for […]Read more "Haiti 2014/2015"
So I was going back through old posts and I realized that this one from July 2014 had some issues with the formatting, so I am republishing the post now (and hopefully it looks good now): This last week I was so blessed to be able to cross off another item from my bucket list: […]Read more "An Item off the List: Visit the Children I Sponsor – Luis"
I wanted to reformat this post as I did not like the way I had laid it out before (I am currently reformatting and redoing my entire blog to simplify things and clean it up a little), but I feel it is especially important for this post because this was the country that started it […]Read more "Cambodia, A Love Story"
New to the List: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (A book written by a celebrity) The Dream of a Common Language* by Adrienne Rich (A book of poetry) Giovanni’s Room* by James Baldwin (A book set in Europe) Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventures to Every Country on Earth by […]Read more "2016 Reading Challenge: January"
So the first month of 2016 is already halfway over, how crazy is that! I just wanted to give a brief update on my Bucket List plans for this year. I am in the middle of completing one of my goals, which is to “complete at least 2 photo essays in 2016”. My first essay […]Read more "Bucket List Progress"
‘Tis the Season for New Year’s Resolutions…or in my case improvements upon my never ending bucket list. While I feel I accomplished a lot in 2015 (traveled to Haiti, L.A., and Seattle; met George R. R. Martin; got a little more serious about photography; graduated from grad school), I feel I didn’t really accomplish much […]Read more "‘Tis the Season…and other General Announcements"
It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I was celebrating the first moments of 2015 surrounded by fellow volunteers and many friendly Haitians in a small club in the mountains of La Vallée. Where did the last fifty-one weeks go? So much has happened in those weeks that seemed to disappear […]Read more "Goodbye 2015"