I turned 35 about a week ago. My birthday falls just after New Year’s so it’s natural for me to reflect back on the past calendar year and think about my hopes, goals, and dreams for the next turn around the sun. 2014 and being 34 was a memorable year, full of growth and challenges, […]

Season’s greetings from the forest! I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season no matter what you believe in or celebrate or not believe in (and yes, I still consider this time before New Year’s but after Christmas, the holiday season). Whether you’re surrounded by family or embracing solitude, whether you’re out of town or enjoying […]

It’s been a little over a year since I started thinking about becoming a bookkeeper. And now I officially am one. I’m taking action towards my dreams, one baby step at a time, and there is tangible progress. Woo-hoo! Happy dance! As with any major undertaking, it hasn’t been easy, and I’ve had to show […]

It’s been a summer of work hard, play hard. Well, definitely more work than play, but still there was SOME play. The work hard part has been crazy. It’s a busy time of year when you’re in the tourism industry in San Francisco. They’ve started calling me “Piles” at work since I am literally dealing […]

Alright, guys, I need to let it out today. I just need to. Last week, my car was broken into for the 6th effing time since I’ve been living in San Francisco. My personal space was violated, yet again. I’m a bit shaken up over it. It seems really petty to even write about it […]

Jutting out into the wild Pacific Ocean just north of San Francisco, the Point Reyes peninsula is quite a special part of Northern California. It is indeed one of my favorite places on earth. I’ve been a lot of places, but I keep coming back to this one. This is the third summer in a […]

It’s that time of year… When the mountains are calling more than ever. When the weather is warm enough to sleep in a tent. When my most recent Google search history looks like: “wilderness permits” and “mileage to so-and-so lake”. When I have so many fun trails at my fingertips to explore in my California […]