One of my peers from Smith is from Kansas. It's one of those things you find out about her within minutes of meeting her for the first time. Well, four years later, I finally got to visit her hometown (and she wasn't even there!). I arranged for our first homestay of the trip to be … Continue reading The History of Kansas
In an effort to produce more content that I am passionate about, I decided to start a new Caturday series, centered on one of my greatest loves: my cats! Today, I will be introducing you to my eldest girly: Saffy. She was named after Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous, a comedy I grew up with. She … Continue reading New Caturday Series! Meet Saffy!
I'm a big fan of those more widely-recognized shows like Stranger Things, but there are so many Netflix Originals that seem to get no love. One of my favorite shows of all time is Bojack Horseman. Those who know it, know it well. Everyone else has never heard of it. It is the realest show … Continue reading Friday Favorites: Netflix Originals
In addition to my daily, out-of-the-house intense workouts, I wanted to incorporate another active, but meditative activity into my daily routine. I decided I would start with a daily yoga video, but I knew I had to start small. I'm the kind of person who thinks they need to do everything all-in from the get-go. … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 11th – 17th
After climbing Mount Fuji last year, I was interested in similarly-leveled day hikes in North America. I discovered that Mount Whitney (located near Lone Pine, California) is the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. This seemed like the perfect challenge to take on. Because I was battling with uncertain road trip dates, juggling another … Continue reading My First Mount Whitney Attempt
I've seen La Croix all over the place, but I rolled it off as a trendy fad (is that redundant?). I've never been a fan of seltzer, so I didn't even consider giving it a try. On my recent road trip, I decided to pack a few berry La Croix as a treat. Well, they … Continue reading Friday Favorites: La Croix!
I want to hold myself accountable and have regularly themed posts, so here one is! I will be sharing a workout summary of what I've done in the past week. Wednesday, July 4th This was my first day back in the gym after my road trip, so I was eager to get back into the … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 4th-10th
In my family, we really like the cactus in its many forms. I have basically a whole nursery of succulents, and I enjoy checking out their larger cousins. It's a plus that cacti grow in desert climates, a climate I love. In my travels last year, I saw many different kinds of cacti, but not … Continue reading Saguaro National Park: the biggest disappointment is its pronunciation
On my recently-concluded road trip, food was a bit of a taboo subject. I was trying to spend minimally, so I had the idea to only buy grocery store food, making our own food as much as possible. There were exceptions, of course; big cities aren't conducive to using a camp stove or sitting in … Continue reading Friday Favorites: Road Trip Foods
Our time in Missouri was brief, but was surprisingly easy. The first stop was the Gateway Arch. We were too late to get to the top, but it was still pretty magnificent to see from the bottom. It was hard to capture the whole thing in one image. The giant arch is located in the … Continue reading Our Ride through Missouri