On the Words of Forrest Gump: $#!@ Happens

On the Words of Forrest Gump: $#!@ Happens

“…Whoa! Man! Just ran through a big pile of dog shit!!” “It happens.” “What? Shit?” “Sometimes.” There ya have it. Shit happens. Shit happens to everyone at any point in the date and to various levels of shitty. (Ok Ma, I'll stop saying it now.) But really though! We all go through crappy situations, and [...]

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Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

It's been a long time coming to this point. Lots of thoughts, frustrations, tears, and a few cuss words later, but I'm finally at a point of acceptance. With that, I found myself with a new resolve to push forward into the great unknown and pray that the outcome will be better than what I [...]

The Truth of Why I Haven’t Written

The Truth of Why I Haven’t Written

I haven't posted anything on here since July 12, and in the last week, I've had several people ask me why I wasn't posting. Well, the truth is that I have nothing good to write about. If you read my last post, then you know I am spiraling quickly into a horrible decent of realization [...]

Rut, Funk, and Writer’s Block

Rut, Funk, and Writer’s Block

People are starting to ask me, "What are you gonna do when you go home?" Want to know the answer? No freaking idea.  I don't know. The possibilities are endless. I'm in an awkward place. I know that I only have two and a half more months in Ireland, and I will be on a [...]

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

by a BEE! Recently my family and I visited London for my second time and their first.  It was a fantastic trip full of walking, sight seeing, and good food. We went to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards. The four of us crammed into a small space beside the barrier to [...]

Golden Rule of Travel: Be Flexible – Part Deux

Golden Rule of Travel: Be Flexible – Part Deux

I wrote a post on what I consider to be the Golden Rule of Travel back in January. In that post, I discussed the importance of being flexible while on the road. Things go wrong all the time and most of the time, they are out of our control. We cannot help it if a [...]

The Struggle that is the Toronto Airport

The Struggle that is the Toronto Airport

I'm blogging from the Toronto Airport waiting on our flight to Dublin. Let me tell you about this journey so far. It's been a bit difficult. It started off like any other trip to the airport. Payton and I were all kinds of excited to make the trip together to Ireland. We hugged our parents goodbye [...]

Worst Six Moments in Six Months

Worst Six Moments in Six Months

To match my Top Six Moments in Six Months, I have to talk about the WORST six moments. They are in no particular order and are each a different kind of awkward. Hope you enjoy the awkwardness that is my life! 🙂 1. A Series of Unfortunate Events Today Ive dropped my tampons in the [...]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The story I have to share today is probably one meant more for women.  There's some topics covered that they will be more likely to understand and find in common. Gentlemen, feel free to read on! But some of the things I am going to talk about either won't interest you or will make you [...]