A little poem about gratitude that I wrote while hiking with my sister and a dear friend in Yosemite over the Thanksgiving holiday. Grateful… For the mountains and the trees To be where I want to be to just be For the scenic trails and colorful leaves For the earth beneath my feet To be […]

And here we are, near the end of another year, and I’m feeling reflective as I do. For 2016, for the first time in quite some time, I’ve been in the same beautiful house AND in the same satisfying job for the full calendar year. Oh and hey, the same slick car too. It’s been […]

I didn’t write much in this space in the last year, but I always take some time to reflect on the past year and share some of my intentions for the next. That’s you, 2016! If I could sum up 2015 in 8 words, it would be “out with the old, in with the new”. […]

Ten years. For ten years I have called the San Francisco Bay Area my home. On August 29th, 2005, I packed up my ‘96 Corolla with all my worldly possessions and drove north towards Marin County. I was nervous and excited and had NO IDEA that I was driving “home” that day, that I would […]

I stumbled out of our tent into the cold brisk air, initially grumbling about the inconvenience that is having to pee while camping. I had JUST gotten all warm and cozy in my down sleeping bag. A few hours earlier, I had been teeth-chattering cold after a freak hailstorm caught us on the homestretch to […]

It’s been awhile since I last wrote in this space. I write in here when the words come and the inspiration hits, in that harmonious space between having something to say, choosing to say it here, and enjoying the bliss that comes from writing my heart out. So what’s happened in the last 3 months??? […]

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘this is what it is to be happy.” -Sylvia Plath On the eve of another trip into the mountains (this time, the Colorado Rockies!), I thought I would recap my last foray into the Sierras over New Year’s […]