Life

Our semi-elopement wedding in NYC: photos + details

When we scheduled a March wedding, I anticipated that I’d be wearing a fur coat and snowboots, or that my parents’ flights would get delayed because of a blizzard. Instead, the weather was 70 degrees! It started raining the minute we stepped inside the courthouse and cleared up as soon as the ceremony was over: […]

April 4, 2017 Continue reading…

Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I’ve written more than a thousand blog posts–about places I’ve been and what I’m reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first blog post with a quote: Dare to live the life you’ve dreamed for yourself. Move […]

March 30, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my financial routine

Before anything else, let me state this: I know that I come from a place of financial privilege, and because of that, the advice or insight I give might not be applicable to everyone. I’m also certainly not a financial expert, but I did want to share some of my best practices. Although I don’t […]

March 27, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it’s not always a complete escape: there’s often a frolicking pug at my feet, sirens outside my window, that day’s to-do list threatening to intrude on […]

March 22, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I’m feeling nervous about something (whether it’s big or small) is to ask myself one question: “What’s the worst that can happen?”  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry about the things we can’t control. We expend all of our energy worrying […]

March 15, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of a blizzard. One of the things that I […]

March 13, 2017 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads, V3

It’s no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I’m not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I’d say I average about a book a week, but there are […]

March 6, 2017 Continue reading…