December 2014

On a holiday break

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, and gearing up for a very merry Christmas! I’ll be spending Christmas with my boyfriend’s family in Virginia and then celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City. I have an entire glorious week off work, and I’m planning on giving my friends and family the […]

December 24, 2014 Continue reading…

2014 resolutions: what I did more of this year

I feel like I am one of those rare people who really enjoys the end of the year and thinking about my new year’s resolutions because I actually kept them–and I am looking forward to setting new goals for the new year! It’s amazing how a) writing things down and b) making them public can […]

December 23, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 12.19.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

December 19, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard of Christmas in New York City

I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas decorations, Christmas music or just general Christmas spirit. Even though my family was super festive growing up, with decorations inside and out, I’ve never really gotten into on my own. Part of it comes from that minimalist travel mindset of not buying more stuff […]

December 18, 2014 Continue reading…

2014 in review

Overall: 2014 was a good year. It was less about travel and more about lifestyle, less about checking destinations off a list and more about strengthening relationships and learning how to settle into a place without getting bored. I made some great strides, career-wise: in what I achieved at ONA, in securing a new job […]

December 16, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 12.12.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

December 12, 2014 Continue reading…

Bibliophile paradise: a visit to the Morgan Library

I’ve always loved books. I love the act of getting lost inside a story, the feeling of not wanting to put a book down even when you can’t keep your eyes open and the careful calculation of savoring a chapter at a time to make it last longer. I read historical fiction and chick lit […]

December 11, 2014 Continue reading…