Looking Back on 2015

It’s been a sweet year. Full of the absolutely, completely, unexpected. I wrote, I traveled, I worked, and looking back on all of it is leaving me amazed and truly grateful. Here’s a look back at the writing, travel, and a little life that occurred throughout 2015. Advertisements

What Sailing Taught Me

Today is the one year anniversary of the very first time I sailed. After laying on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic all morning, we headed back to the mainland and out to camp. So with 1 Sunfish, 1 rainbow colored sail, 1 dagger board, 1 rudder, 1 perfect afternoon, the three of us set out…

Rainbow Over the Big Tree

One day after a particularly long week (few weeks), I saw the first rainbow.  Occasionally after a hard rain, a great big rainbow would stretch across the sky, over the Big Tree and end in the water of the Bogue Sound. Often we do not realize just how much we need

Fort Macon in the Afternoon

On the very far East end of Atlantic Beach, there is a fort. Built to protect America from the British, however never really used for that purpose. Fort Macon saw the most action during the Civil War. Now the many various rooms of the fort are empty, and serve as a nice cool place to visit on a hot summer day….

New York City | Part 1

Travel goal #2 of summer 2014: Go to New York City. This was not so much because I was dying to go as it was that everyone went, I was pretty close, and I wanted to make it happen. I was not expecting to

Goal: Celebrate July 4th in Washington D.C.

I set two travel goals for myself last summer. While living and working in a new state was exciting and new, I did not want to settle in and get too comfortable. I wanted to continue looking for opportunities, to keep moving forward. I wanted to continue to accomplish goals and collect memories.

A Baltimore Baseball Game

While checking off one of my big summer 2014 travel goals in Washington D.C. , I took a commuter train over to Baltimore for the day. Reason for the day trip: my sister got tickets to the Orioles/Rangers game that evening at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. I love going to baseball games and would have…

Beach or Bust

The last day of my cross country road trip started in Asheville, N.C. The previous day had been filled with beauty and architecture and history while wandering around  The Biltmore Estate. So after a quick hotel breakfast, a stop at Double D’s Coffee shop for an Almond Joy Latte (arguably the best coffee I’ve had and easily my favorite location) and yet another stop for fuel, we set…

Downtown Murfreesburo, TN

In case you haven’t noticed this yet, I love wandering. I recently had a conversation with a friend about making the choice to travel without a plan. The freedom that comes from the unknown. The mix of fear and excitement that makes for the perfect adventure no matter where you are.